Squid game actor O Yeong-su accused of sexual harassment

Squid game mastermind petitioned in court by a lady who claims to be handled inappropriately.

Piece by: Shakila Mohammed
Entertainment

•It is alleged that the Golden Globe winner inappropriately touched a woman back in 2017.

•Mr O became the first South Korean actor to win a Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a series after starring in the Netflix thriller earlier this year.

Squid game star petitioned in court
Squid game star petitioned in court
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The dramatic closure to Squid Game etched O Yeong-Su's character in our minds forever. His fans have been saddened after reports emerged that South Korean court officials charged him with sexual assault.

It is alleged that the Golden Globe winner inappropriately touched a woman back in 2017.

The 78-year-old denied the allegations and is yet to confirm why.

Mr. O became the first South Korean actor to win a Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a series after starring in the Netflix thriller earlier this year.

According to Yon Hap news agency, The suspect first filed a police complaint against Mr. O in December last year.

Despite the allegations, the court didn't find the actor offensive.

The case was closed in April without prosecution against Mr. O.

Although the court dismissed the claims, the court agency reported that investigations were still on "at the request of the victim."

The court statements added that Mr. O was charged without remand.

Following the accusation, Seoul's culture ministry decided to stop airing government advertisements featuring Mr. O, according to local reports cited by the AFP news agency.

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