Popular “Squid Game” Actor Charged with Indecent Assault

According to a court in South Korea, prominent Squid Game actor Oh Young-soo was slapped with indecent assault charges from an incident reported to have happened in 2017. The Award-winning artist was accused by a woman of being touched inappropriately by him.

Known for his role as contestant number 001 in the South Korean drama Squid Game, Oh was nominated for an Emmy Award due to his spectacular performance of a peculiar elderly man (diagnosed with terminal brain cancer) Oh Il-nam. He also won a Golden Globe in January 2022, being the first-ever South Korean actor to receive the title.

The Netflix original series is a vicious survival drama centered around despairing individuals with mountains of debt and seemingly no way out, except for competing against each other in life-threatening children’s games to have their debts lifted.

Reportedly, the unidentified plaintiff filed a previous report in December of 2021 where she mentioned that during a get-together between the two, unwanted physical contact was made by Oh. On Thursday, according to the Seongnam City District Court, Oh was indicted for the allegations by prosecutors. He was subsequently charged last week and scheduled to stand trial in February 2023.

An official of Seongnam’s District prosecutors’ office, Kim Myeong-un, declared that no specifics from the case against Oh could be confirmed. Reportedly, Oh had repeatedly ignored several calls from the Associated Press.

JTBC, a South Korean cable channel did, however, reveal that Oh repudiated any claims that stated he was indecent with the plaintiff. When contacted by a reporter, Oh allegedly made the comment that during a walk around a lake with the woman in question, he only held on to her hand in an effort to “show her the way.”

Additionally, reports are that Oh had issued the woman an apology, however, it was not an admission of guilt, but an act performed because the woman reportedly voiced that the situation would be dropped if that was done.

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