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Squid Game’s O Yeong-su denies allegations of sexual assault. Says, ‘just held her hand’

Squid Game actor O Yeong-su has been indicted on charges of indecent behaviour. The actor has denied the allegations.

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O Yeong-su indicted on charges of sexual misconduct.
O Yeong-su indicted on charges of sexual misconduct.

In Short

  • Squid Games actor O Yeong-su has been indicted on charges of sexual misconduct.
  • The actor has denied the allegations.
  • He said he just held her hand.

By India Today Web Desk: Squid Game actor O Yeong-su, who played the character of the antagonist-Player 001, has been indicted on charges of sexual misconduct. The actor, however, has denied the allegations and claimed he just held the complainant’s hand to show her around.

O YEONG-SU ACCUSED OF INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR

On November 24, O Yeong-su was indicted without detention on charges of indecent assault by the Seongnam Branch of the Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office. Oh Young Soo was accused of inappropriately touching a woman in mid-2017. The woman made a formal police complaint in December 2021, and in April 2022, the police closed the case without registering any case against the actor.

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However, the prosecution reinvestigated the case on the complainant’s request and found evidence of ‘indecent behaviour’.

WHAT O YEONG-SU HAS TO SAY

Commenting via JTBC, the Squid Game’s actor denied the allegations. He said, “I just held her hand to guide the way around the lake. I apologized because [the person] said she wouldn’t make a fuss about it, but it doesn’t mean that I admit the charges.”

WHO IS O YEONG-SU?

O Yeong-su is a 78-year-old actor who became widely popular for his role as the host/ Player 001 in Netflix’s popular series, Squid Games. He had won the Golden Globe Awards in the category Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture for TV. He had also been nominated for Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for the same show.