Korean actor O Yeong-su, 78, who played Oh Il-nam in the hit Netflix series “Squid Game,’ has been indicted for alleged indecent assault of a woman.
O Yeong-su, who won a 2022 Golden Globe best supporting actor award for his role in “Squid Game,” was indicted by the Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office’s Seongnam branch in South Korea.
He is accused of inappropriately making physical contact with a woman in mid-2017.
The woman filed a complaint with the police against him in December 2021, nearly four months after “Squid Game” was released in September.
The police closed the case and decided not to send the case to the prosecution in April However, the woman appealed and prosecutors conducted another investigation.
The prosecution reportedly found evidence to indict O Yeong-su. He denied the allegations during the investigation by the prosecution.
O Yeong-su told JTBC News that the only physical contact with the woman was holding hands while he guided the way around a lake.
“I just apologized because she said she wouldn’t make it a problem if I apologized,” adding that his apology did not mean admitting the charges.