Hanjin Group chairman Cho Won-tae and his mother, Jeongseok Group advisor Lee Myung-hee, have issued a joint apology for the uproar that erupted during their Christmas meeting.
"We deeply apologize for the unfortunate incident that took place last Christmas at Lee’s residence," the two said in a joint apology released on Dec. 29.
"Cho made a deep apology to his mother, and she accepted it," they added. "We will continue to uphold the late Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho's legacy through family harmony."
Members of the Hanjin Group owner family, including Lee, Cho, and Hanjin Kal executive director Cho Hyun-min, had a meeting at Lee's residence in Jongro-gu, Seoul on Christmas. Cho Hyun-ah, former Korean Air vice president who is in dispute with her younger brother Won-tae over the group’s control, was not present. Lee and her son quarreled over management rights at the meeting, with the son reportedly making a fuss over his mother's siding with his sister.