The Korean Air executive, who made headlines last year after an all-out nutty outrage over the way she was served nuts onboard a flight, has been released from jail.
Cho Hyun-ah, the daughter of the Korean Air chairman, has been freed on appeal after serving five months in jail for ordering a flight to return to the terminal at JFK when a first class cabin attendant served her macadamia nuts in a bag, instead of a plate.
The now infamous “nut rage” scene against the attendant, who she forced to be offloaded from the flight, also led to Cho’s resignation from her post as vice president in charge of catering and in-flight sales at Korean Air.
The Seoul High Court found her guilty of violence against flight attendants but reduced her sentence to 10 months in prison, suspending the term for two years, per news reports.
“It appears she will have to live under heavy criticism and stigma,” the Judge, Kim Sang-hwan said.
Prosecutors had wanted a three-year jail term for Cho.