Squid Game actor O Yeong-su has been charged with sexual misconduct over an incident that occurred in 2017.
The Suwon District Prosecutors Office announced that O Yeong-su, 78, was charged without detention over accusations that he inappropriately touched a woman in 2017.
The woman originally filed the complaint in December but O denied the accusations, according to Yonhap, and police closed the case in April without any charges filed. The prosecution reopened the case at the victim’s request.
O told Korean broadcaster JTBC that the only contact he had with his accuser was “holding her hand while guiding the way” and he “only apologized because she said she wouldn’t take issue with an apology.”
O Yeoung-su was a legend on the South Korean stage before gaining international fame through Squid Game. He won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Oh Il-Nam. The second season of Squid Game is currently in the works from Netflix.
He also appeared in several shows and films, such as Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring, A Little Monk and Soul Guardians. Besides Squid Game, and drama series like Chocolate, god of War, The Great Queen Seondeok and Moon River.