SEOUL - South Korean police on Friday (May 4) sought a warrant to arrest a Korean Air heiress for allegedly spraying fruit juice over a business associate, as hundreds of employees prepared to rally against the firm's increasingly controversial controlling family.
The Gangseo police station in Seoul said Cho Hyun Min, the daughter of Hanjin Group and Korean Air chairman Cho Yang Ho, was accused of assault and obstruction of business.
Cho is the sister of Cho Hyun Ah, who made global headlines in 2014 for forcing two Korean Air flight attendants to kneel and beg for forgiveness after she was served macadamia nuts in a bag rather than a bowl.
She ordered the Seoul-bound flight back to the gate so one of them could be ejected in an incident quickly dubbed "nut rage".
Since the fruit juice accusations against her younger sister emerged, hundreds of Korean Air personnel have joined an online chat room to allege Cho family misdeeds against employees and domestic staff.