Lawyers for Kim Do-hee are pushing forward with a lawsuit saying that the flight attendant seeks compensation for damage to her career, reputation and well being following physical and verbal abuse dished out by former Korean Air vice president Heather Cho in the case that has become infamously known as “nut rage.”
In the suit, which was filed in New York City, Kim alleges that Cho screamed obscenities and hit Ms. Kim after being served nut in a bag and not in a bowl.
Ms. Kim’s lawyers said that “the evidence in this case will demonstrate that Cho’s actions were not only humiliating, degrading, and damaging to Kim, but were also emblematic of Cho’s unbridled arrogance and disturbing sense of entitlement”.
The lawsuit also claims that Kim was pressured to lie to government investigators as part of a coverup as well as appear in public with Cho “as part of an orchestrated effort to try and rehabilitate Cho’s public image”, according to AP.
Korean Air has not commented publicly on the lawsuit.
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