REPORT: ‘Squid Game’ Star O Yeong-su Indicted For Sexual Misconduct

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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78-year-old “Squid Game” actor O Yeong-su was indicted for sexual misconduct in South Korea after an unnamed woman claimed he touched her in an inappropriate way several times, reports say.

The woman filed a complaint against the actor in December 2021, TMZ reported, citing Korean news outlet JTBC. Specific details surrounding the case have not been shared publicly, but the woman alleged she did not give O Yeong-su consent to touch her, according to TMZ.

O Yeong-su has allegedly not admitted to the charges. He has told local news outlets he only held the woman’s hand once while taking her around a lake, the outlet reported.

The alleged victim filed her complaint with local police in 2021, but police decided not to press charges, according to TMZ. The woman was reportedly unhappy with the police’s response and objected, insisting they reopen the case and take action, the outlet continued. The case was subsequently reopened, according to TMZ. (RELATED: Canadian Rockstar Jacob Hoggard Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Sexual Assault)

O Yeong-su is a Golden Globe Award-winning actor perhaps best known for his depiction of Oh Il-nam, also known as player 001, in the popular Netflix show “Squid Game.” O Yeong-su reportedly apologized for attempting to hold the woman’s hand, and he has maintained his innocence against the allegation that he made multiple advances towards the woman, according to TMZ.

Prosecutors are pushing forward on the basis that there may have been numerous unwelcome interactions, the outlet reported.