South Korean police raided Korean Air Lines headquarters in Seoul on Thursday as part of a probe into the youngest daughter of the airline’s chairman, Yonhap News Agency said.
Cho Hyun-min, a senior vice president at the airline, can be under investigation by police for possible assault after testimony which she “sprayed a drink towards them” during a business meeting.
Korean Air Lines shares fell as much as 4.1 percent while budget airline affiliate Jin Air, where Cho can be an executive vice president, dropped 5.3 percent.
A Korean Air spokesman confirmed the raid, yet did not elaborate on the reason. A police official declined to comment.
Cho, who can be also known as Emily Cho, has apologized for her behavior, yet says she “pushed” a cup of water as well as also also did not throw the item at anyone’s face as media have reported.
Her older sister Heather Cho made headlines over a notorious “nut rage” incident in 2014, when she lost her temper over the way she was served nuts in first class as well as also also ordered the Korean Air plane to return to its gate at a brand new York airport.
South Korea’s customs agency can be also looking into accusations which Cho as well as also also some other family members did not pay customs duties on luxury goods brought into the country, the agency said on Wednesday.