> The family that runs Korean Air is in hot water over anger issues, again. Just four years after her daughter was arrested for the nut rage incident, the chairman's wife, Lee Myung-hee, is also facing accusations of rage. On Monday, she was questioned by police over allegations of abuse, accused of shoving and cursing at construction workers in 2014.
Her older daughter made international headlines for lashing out over how Korean Air attendants served her macadamia nuts. The saga continued when a younger daughter was accused of throwing a drink during a business meeting. It's all stirred up outrage in South Korea where Korean Air workers are calling for the chairman to resign for his family's behavior.
Reuters' Ju-min Park reports.>> The case involving the Korean Air controlling family has sparked public outrage toward unchecked bad behavior of families running the country's powerful conglomerates, called Chaebol. The judiciary have also been criticized of being too lenient toward Chaebols. And many convicted Chaebol owners have been pardoned for reasons, such as, they needed to go back to work and contribute to the country's economy.
But that logic is no longer getting pubic empathy, and many South Koreans are now thinking Chaebol families are no different than ordinary people. And they should be held accountable for their wrongdoing, as well.>> In reponse to public backlash, Chairman Cho Yang-ho made his daughters step down from their positions at the airline, and publicly apologized for their behavior.
The family is now also being investigated for any violation of tax laws. And their homes and offices were recently raided by police. The investigation into Lee Myung-hee's incident is ongoing.