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Ex-Korean Air executive Heather Cho freed in 'nut rage' case

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By Euronews
Ex-Korean Air executive Heather Cho freed in 'nut rage' case

<p>The woman at the centre of the so-called “nut rage” case in South Korea has been freed after nearly five months in jail.</p> <p>Heather Cho, a former Korean Air Lines executive and daughter of the chairman, came to symbolise the arrogance of the rich and powerful.</p> <p>Her furious on-board outburst at being served nuts in a bag not a dish sparked a thousand puns over how she roasted the crew and forced the plane back to the gate to expel its chief.</p> <p>An appeals court suspended Cho’s 10-month sentence, noting her lack of a previous criminal record and that she is the mother of young twins. </p> <p>“I apologise on behalf of the defendant to all people who were hurt by this incident,” said her lawyer Yoon Seung-nam outside the court.</p> <p>Judge Kim Sang-hwan said Cho, who resigned from her executive posts at the airline amid the scandal, said she would have had time to reflect on the mental anguish she had caused.</p>