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Squid Game actor Oh Yeong-su charged with sexual 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 charged with sexual misconduct by South Korean prosecutors
  • A woman has alleged that the actor touched her inappropriately in mid-2017
  • Yeong-su, 78, has consistently denied the allegations against him

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

Yeong-su, 78, was charged by South Korean prosecutors on Thursday following a complaint from a woman who claimed the Golden Globe winner had inappropriately touched her in mid-2017.

The alleged victim had reported the incident to 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 allegedly touching 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 consistently denied.

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

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

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

Yeong-su apologized to the alleged victim last year, but insisted he had done so because the woman said “she wouldn’t make a fuss about it,” insisting that an apology “doesn’t mean I’m admitting the allegations.”

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in congratulated Yeong-su and the drama’s crew, saying that ‘Squid Game’ gave hope to humanity despite the bleak portrayal of society.

“Squid Game,” in which cash-strapped contestants play kids’ games with deadly consequences in a bid to win 45.6 billion won, became a global sensation and the biggest launch of the Netflix original series.

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

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

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

The dystopian drama has inspired numerous real-world recreations and social media memes in South Korea, including his use of the term “kkanbu,” which roughly translates as “friend,” denoting his popularity as a hippie “kkanbu-grandpa.” propelled.

Born in 1944 in what is now a North Korean border town of Kaepung, O is considered one of the greatest stage actors in South Korea. He has appeared in more than 200 stage productions since 1963 and has won a number of major awards.

He has also played many charismatic supporting characters in film and television, including in ‘Spring, Summer, Fall, 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 moniker “monk actor” and several TV commercials.

He said during a TV appearance in October that he decided to join ‘Squid Game’ out of appreciation for the director’s insight into social irregularities.

“Our society passes as if only No. 1 survives. No. No. 2 lost to No. 1, but beat No. 3. After all, everyone is a winner,” he said at the time.

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