Unruly passenger on Richard Marx's flight is son of Chanel, Lancome supplier

PHOTO: Facebook/Richard Marx

A drunk passenger who was involved in an in-flight assault on a Korean Air flight on Dec 20 was revealed to be the son of Doojung Chairman Lim Byung-sun.

Founded in 1984, Doojung is a manufacturer of makeup brushes which supplies to global cosmetics brands including Chanel, Giorgio Armani and Lancome.

Currently, the son, identified only by his surname Lim, is working for the company which operates production plants in China and Vietnam.

The 34-year-old man attacked crew members and other passengers onboard a flight from Hanoi to Incheon.

Photo: Korea Herald/ Asia News Network

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He had a few pegs of whiskey with his meal before the incident, according to Korean Air.

Lim was arrested by police upon landing but sent home because he was too drunk to investigate further.

Incheon International Airport Police plans to summon him this week to investigate whether he violated aviation safety laws and for other violence charges.

According to a Korean Air stewardess, the disruptive drunk passenger has been put on a blacklist as he had caused a similar mid-flight ruckus in September.

Richard Marx takes down violent man on Korean Air

  • Pop icon Richard Marx, who is known for his romantic hits in the 80s, subdued a violent passenger on Korean Air flight 480 flying from Hanoi, Vietnam to Seoul on December 20.
  • Richard Marx and his wife Daisy Fuentes documented the ordeal on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Richard Marx swung into action after the violent man started attacking the flight attendants and other passengers.
  • The violent man was restrained and tied with a rope but he broke free a few times and caused trouble again and again.
  • Richard Marx and a few other male passengers had to suppress the man nearly throughout the four-hour flight.
  • The pop star said the female attendants should have been trained to manage such situations without requiring passengers to step in.
  • Trouble apparently started after the crazed passenger started pulling an attendant's hair.
  • He also attacked other attendants and other passengers when they tried to help the stewardess whose hair was pulled.
  • The plane was flying over China when the incident happened.
  • Richard Marx stepped in to help after realising the female flight attendants were in a helpless situation.
  • Although the flight attendants had a taser, they didn't know how to use, said Marx.
  • Marx holding a rope that was used to tie up the unruly passenger.
  • Marx and his wife, VJ Daisy Fuentes, were in Hanoi before flying to Seoul.
  • Richard Marx, who performed in a Christmas concert in Hanoi on Dec 19, flew to Seoul to take a connecting flight to US.
  • Marx is well-known for huge hits in the 80s and 90s like Right Here Waiting, Hold On To The Night and Satisfied.
  • Marx married another hopelessly romantic star, Latina VJ Daisy Fuentes.
  • The couple enjoying the sights in Hanoi where he performed in a Christmas concert with Vietnamese singers on Dec 19.

US singer Richard Marx who was onboard when the incident occurred said it was "chaotic and dangerous" and the crew were "completely untrained," on his Facebook page.

https://twitter.com/richardmarx/status/811155872306999296 Photos from the incident on KE480 posted to Richard Marx’s Facebook page. Photo: Richard Marx Official Facebook​

Although the unlisted Doojung is little known to the public in Korea, some previous reports had reveled flaws in the firm's management.

In 2014, China's Southern Metropolitan Daily reported that a Chinese female worker was hospitalised after being attacked by a Korean senior officer at Kwan Lan Doojung, the Korean company's manufacturing plant in Shenzhen, China.

In 2013, Doojung Vietnam came under fire for banning all female employees from having babies for three years and seeking to sack pregnant workers.

The orders were only abolished when most workers protested by going on strike for several days, according to Vietnamese news outlet Thanh Nien News.