On December 5, Cho made headlines when it was reported that she turned a plane around in order to kick out a crew member. The "nut rage" story goes that Cho was dissatisfied with how her nuts were served to her while on Flight 86 from New York to Seoul. Cho then verbally abused stewardess Kim, who served her the nuts, as well as purser Park Chang Jin, before ordering the plane to turn around to kick Park off.
Cho has since been sentenced to one year in jail. She was found guilty of violating aviation laws and obstructing justice by tampering with evidence and pressuring employees to lie about the "nut rage" incident.
Back in February, Cho was reported to have deposited 200 million won (approx. $180,000 USD) to the court to be split between Park and Kim to financially compensate them for her actions. Kim doesn't appear to find it enough to make up for anything. On March 9, she filed a complaint to New York State Supreme Court, claiming that she was hit, shoved, and verbally abused by Heather Cho during the "nut rage" incident. Reports say she is seeking unspecified damages.