‘Squid Game’ Star O Yeong-su Charged With Sexual Misconduct

The 78-year-old actor was indicted by prosecutors in Suwon, South Korea.

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Squid Game star O Yeong-su has been charged with sexual misconduct.

According to reports, the 78-year-old South Korean actor was indicted on November 24 by prosecutors in Suwon, South Korea, with the case stemming from a mid-2017 occurrence when he supposedly touched a woman in an inappropriate manner. A complaint filed by the alleged victim was made against the actor in December 2021 and was closed by authorities in April 2022, but was reopened again at the victim’s request.

O denied the allegations in front of the prosecutor and shared a statement with Korean broadcaster JTBC, “I just held her hand to guide the way around the lake. I apologized because [the person] said she wouldn’t make a fuss about it but it doesn’t mean that I admit the charges.” He was released without detention.

The actor took on the role of Oh Il-nam/Player 001, the oldest player and the creator of Squid Game, in the popular Netflix series and went on to win a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, as well as received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Elsewhere in entertainment, Netflix has given You season four an earlier release date.

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