AWARD-winning “Squid Game” star O Yeung-su has been indicted on charges of sexual misconduct in South Korea.

The 78-year-old actor, who played the character Oh Il-nam in the smash-hit Netflix series, has been accused of molesting a woman in 2017.


Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ star O Yeung-su has been accused of sexual misconductCredit: Netflix

Yeung-su denied the allegations against him when questioned by authorities, according to the South Korea-based Yonhap news agency.

The actor – who won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Squid Game” – insists that he just held his alleged victim’s hand.

“I just held her hand to guide the way around the lake,” he told Korean news broadcaster JTBC. “I apologized because [she] said she wouldn’t make a fuss about it but it doesn’t mean that I admit the charges.”

His accuser originally filed her complaint against him in December of last year, but the case was closed in April.

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It has since been reopened after the alleged victim asked for it to be further investigated.

An official from the Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office told AFP that everything reported by local media about the veteran actor “is not factually incorrect”.

Korea’s ministry of culture recently pulled a government TV commercial featuring Yeong-su off-air following the indictment.

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