Korean Air's unruly siblings (twisted sisters?) are stepping down from their positions as executives with the airline. Heather Cho and younger sister Cho Hyun-min are relinquishing their posts with immediate effect, said their father, Korean Air Lines Co Ltd Chairman Cho Yang Ho.
Cho senior said he hoped the company would 'turn over a new leaf' with new management. He could perhaps start by hiring outside the family.
Cho Hyun-min, a senior vice-president, is currently under investigation for allegedly throwing water at an executive of Korean Air's ad agency. Her sister Heather Cho gained notoriety for the 'nut rage'incident, forcing a flight back to the gate at New York because she was irked at being served macadamia nuts in a package rather than a china plate.
She was accused of humiliating cabin crew, forcing them to beg for forgiveness, and was briefly jailed for the incident.
"As chairman of Korean Air as well as a father, I am terribly sorry for my daughter's misstep. Everything is my responsibility and fault," he said in a statement.
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