Former Korean Air VP Heather Cho has tried to apologize in person to two flight attendants for the way she treated them over how she was served nuts.
Heather Cho, also known as Cho Hyun-ah visited the homes of the pair – but both were out, so she left them a note instead.
She had ordered the head steward be removed from a flight after being served nuts in a bag, not on a plate.
The head steward, Park Chang-jin, has alleged that Heather Cho forced him and a female attendant to kneel and beg forgiveness.
However, Heather Cho has denied this: “I’ve never heard such thing. I don’t know anything about it,” AFP quoted her as saying.
Heather Cho told a news conference on Friday that she was sorry for her behavior.
Her father, Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-Ho, also apologized for what he called his daughter’s “foolish act”.
Heather Cho said his daughter would step down from all her posts in companies under the Cho family-owned Hanjin Group, which also owns Korean Air. She had been head of in-flight service for the airline.
The Hanjin Group is one of South Korea’s top family conglomerates, called chaebol.
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