The spouse of Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho was summoned by South Korean police for questioning about allegations that she abused and assaulted staff.
Lee Myung-hee apologized to reporters “for inflicting hassle” as she entered a Seoul police workplace Monday.
Lee is accused of cursing and shoving development staff in 2014 at a lodge owned by Hanjin Group, the dad or mum firm of Korean Air. She can also be suspected of bodily and verbally assaulting staff at her Seoul residence, and habitually abusing firm staff, safety guards and housekeepers.
The allegations embrace kicking, slapping and even throwing scissors at staff.
The Cho household has been underneath scrutiny ever for the reason that notorious 2014 “nut rage” case involving eldest daughter Cho Hyun-ah, who threw a violent mood tantrum on a Korean Air jetliner over being served macadamia nuts in a bag reasonably than a bowl. The youngest daughter, Cho Hyun-min, has been accused of throwing a drink of water throughout a enterprise assembly.
The household can also be dealing with probes into allegations of smuggling, tax evasion and immigration regulation violations.