‘Squid Game’ Star Oh Yeong-su Arrested, Charged With Sexual Misconduct

Oh Yeong-su, who won a Golden Globe for his role in “Squid Game”, was arrested and indicted on charges of sexual misconduct.

Variety reports that the 78-year-old actor was taken into custody and charged on Thursday; he was subsequently released.

Prosecutors in Suwon, a city near Seoul, alleged that Oh “inappropriately touched the body of a woman in mid-2017.”

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The alleged victim first filed a complaint against Oh in December 2021, with the case closed the following April. However, the case was later reopened at the victim’s request.

Oh has denied the allegations.

In a statement to Korean broadcaster JTBC, Oh provided his version of events. “I just held her hand to guide the way around the lake,” he said. “I apologized because [the person] said she wouldn’t make a fuss about it but it doesn’t mean that I admit the charges.”

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Meanwhile, South Korean news agency AFP quoted a Suwon court official who insisted that “everything reported by local media is not factually correct.”

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