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Squid Game actor Oh Yeong-su is charged with indecent assault for ‘touching a woman’

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Squid Game Actor Oh Yeong-su Charged With Indecent Assault For ‘Touching A Woman’: Golden Globe Winner Denies Charges

  • O Yeong-su was indicted by South Korean prosecutors for sexual misconduct
  • A woman has claimed that the actor touched her inappropriately in mid-2017
  • Yeong-su, 78, has consistently denied the allegations against him.

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Squid Game actor O Yeong-su has been charged with sexual misconduct after he allegedly touched a woman inappropriately.

Yeong-su, 78, was charged Thursday by South Korean prosecutors after a woman alleges the Golden Globe winner touched her inappropriately in mid-2017.

The alleged victim had filed a complaint with the police in December last year, but they closed the case in April without filing charges against Yeong-su, the Yonhap news agency reported.

Squid Game actor O Yeong-su has been charged with sexual misconduct after he allegedly touched a woman inappropriately.

Squid Game actor O Yeong-su has been charged with sexual misconduct after he allegedly touched a woman inappropriately.

But the prosecutor’s office in Suwon, south of the capital Seoul, reopened the case and investigated the allegations, which Yeong-su has always denied.

The actor previously spoke about the allegations, telling local media last year that he had “held the woman’s hand to show her the way around a lake.”

Yeong-su, 78, was charged by South Korean prosecutors on Thursday after a complaint from a woman who claimed he touched her inappropriately in mid-2017.

Yeong-su, 78, was charged by South Korean prosecutors on Thursday after a complaint from a woman who claimed he touched her inappropriately in mid-2017.

Yeong-su, 78, was charged by South Korean prosecutors on Thursday after a complaint from a woman who claimed he touched her inappropriately in mid-2017.

Yeong-su apologized to the alleged victim last year, but insisted he did so because the woman said she “wouldn’t make a fuss about it” and stressed that an apology “doesn’t mean I admit to the charges.”

Yeong-su won South Korea’s first Golden Globe Award in January for her role as Oh Il-name in the Netflix hit Squid Game.

president of south korea Moon Jae-in congratulated Yeong-su and the drama team, saying that ‘Squid Game’ gave humanity hope despite its bleak portrayal of society.

‘Squid Game’, in which contestants with little money play childish games with deadly consequences in a bid to win 45.6 billion won, became a global sensation and Netflix’s biggest original series launch.

In the nine-part show, Yeong-su posed as a frail and harmless old man, before finally revealing his true identity as the sinister orchestrator of the games.

In the nine-part show, Yeong-su posed as a frail and harmless old man, before revealing his true identity as the sinister orchestrator of the games.

In the nine-part show, Yeong-su posed as a frail and harmless old man, before finally revealing his true identity as the sinister orchestrator of the games.

In the nine-part show, Yeong-su posed as a frail and harmless old man, before revealing his true identity as the sinister orchestrator of the games.

The dystopian drama has inspired countless real-world re-enactments and social media memes in South Korea, including his use of the term ‘kkanbu’, which roughly translates to ‘friend’, fueling his popularity as a hippy ‘kkanbu grandpa’.

Born in 1944 in what is now the North Korean border town of Kaepung, O is regarded as one of the best stage actors in South Korea, appearing in more than 200 stage productions since 1963 and winning several major awards.

He also played many charismatic supporting characters in film and television, including in ‘Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter…and Spring’ released in 2003 by the late award-winning director Kim Ki-duk.

O’s portrayals of a Buddhist monk in that 2003 film and others earned him the nickname “monk actor” and several television commercials.

He said during a television appearance in October that he had decided to join “Squid Game” because of his appreciation for the director’s insight into social wrongdoing.

“Our society passes as if only number 1 survived. No. 2 lost to No. 1, but beat No. 3. After all, everyone is a winner,” he said then.