‘Squid Game’ star charged with sexual misconduct – media – RT Games & Culture


“Squid Game” actor O Yeong-su has been charged with sexual misconduct, Korean media reported on Friday. Police previously dismissed the case against him, but his accuser still insists she was touched inappropriately by O.

He was charged Thursday without detention for an incident that allegedly took place in 2017, according to Korea’s Yonhap news agency.

Police already opened an investigation into the incident last December, but closed it without filing a complaint in April. Prosecutors reopened the case at the request of the alleged victim, the news agency said, citing judicial officials.

An official from the Suwon district attorney’s office told AFP that the report on the indictment of O “is not factually incorrect”, but did not give further details.


O denies any wrongdoing. “I just held his hand to guide the way around the lake. I apologized because she said she wouldn’t make a fuss about it, but that doesn’t mean I admit the accusations. he said in a statement, referring to the alleged victim.

Arriving on Netflix last year amid an explosion of Western interest in Korean film and music, “Squid Game” was a smash hit for the streaming service, drawing more than 111 million viewers worldwide. world in its first month. The series, which depicts downtrodden Koreans playing life-and-death versions of children’s games against each other for money, has been renewed for a second season.

O won Best TV Supporting Actor at the 2022 Golden Globe Awards for his role in the series, becoming the first Korean-born recipient of the award.

Following the indictment, Korea’s Ministry of Culture released a TV infomercial promoting its policies and featuring O.

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