Seoul - Seoul police on Monday launched a probe into whether the wife of Korean Air's chairman illegally abused employees - the latest accusation against a powerful, wealthy family with members known for their tantrums.
The hot-tempered clan landed in hot water earlier this month after chairman Cho Yang-ho's second daughter was accused of throwing water into an advertising agency manager's face in a fit of rage during a business meeting.
That came after her sister made global headlines in 2014 for angrily kicking a cabin crew member off a plane after being served macadamia nuts in a bag rather than a bowl.
The incident was dubbed "nut rage", prompting the sister's case to be described as "water rage".
In the latest instalment, police said Monday they were looking into whether the sisters' mother Lee Myung-hee had herself abused employees verbally and physically.