Squid Game actor O Yeong-su, 78, accused of sexual misconduct in Korea


    Squid Game actor O Yeong-su has been charged with sexual misconduct, South Korean judicial officials say.

    The 78-year-old is accused of inappropriately touching a woman in 2017, officials said, TSTIME.com reports. O has denied the allegation, local media report.

    He became the first South Korean actor to win a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series after his performance in the hit Netflix thriller earlier this year.

    The alleged victim first filed a police report against O in December last year, according to the TSTIME.

    But the case was closed in April with no charges against O. The Public Prosecution Service has now reopened the investigation “at the request of the victim”, the service reports.

    O has now been charged without custody, it adds.

    Following the indictment, Seoul’s Ministry of Culture decided to stop airing a government commercial featuring O, TSTIME.com reports.

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