The wife of Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho is expected to be questioned by police Monday over allegations that she used verbal and physical violence against the company's workers.
Lee Myung-hee, 69, is the third member of the family to be grilled by police over the alleged mistreatment of construction workers and employees, along with her two daughters.
The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said it has gathered testimonies from 10 victims who said they were ill-treated and abused by Lee. It is reviewing whether to press charges on violations of the law including physical violence, business obstruction, habitual assault and violence involving authority.
While physical violence cannot be punished against the will of the victim, other charges could be subject to punishment without the victim's consent.
According to the police, all the victims wanted Lee to be punished, but there is also a possibility of Lee reaching a settlement in Monday's investigation.
On May 6, police indicted Lee without detention over alleged physical and verbal abuse, after gathering testimonies from 10 victims including construction workers, housekeepers and guards. They started investigation into the case in late April, after video clips and recordings allegedly showed Lee's misbehavior.