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Squid Game Actor O Yeong-su Charged With Sexual Misconduct

The actor O Yeong-su charged with sexual misconduct according to a prosecutor in South Korea. He is known for his role in The Squid Game.

William Willis
Nov 28, 2022212 Shares2832 Views
The actor O Yeong-su charged with sexual misconductaccording to a prosecutor in South Korea. He is known for his role in The Squid Game.
The 78-year-old actor, who plays an elderly character in the critically acclaimed Netflix dystopian thriller, made history in January by becoming the first South Korean to win a Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a series for his role as a supposedly weak character.
On Thursday, the prosecution in South Korea indicted him without holding him in prison for an alleged inappropriate touching of a woman's body in 2017.

According To Reports From The Local Media, He Has Denied The Claim

An official from the office of the Suwon district prosecutor told AFP that all that has been published by local media on O "is not factually inaccurate," but the official did not provide any further specifics.
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Following the revelation, it was reported that Seoul's culture ministry made the decision to discontinue broadcasting a government commercial featuring O that was showcasing the city's regulatory innovation.
Squid Game, which imagines a macabre world in which marginalized people are pitted against one another in traditional children's games that turn deadly, became Netflix's most popular series launch, attracting an audience of 111 million in less than four weeks after its debut in 2021.
The show takes place in 2021 and imagines a world in which marginalized people are pitted against one another in traditional children's games that turn deadly.
It continues to be one of the shows with the highest viewership on the site.
The success of the show has intensified South Korea's increasingly outsized influence on worldwide popular culture, following in the footsteps of South Korean artists such as the K-pop band BTS and the film Parasite, which received an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

The Actor's Statement

In 2017, O was accused of touching a woman in an inappropriate way. The woman may have told the police about what happened last year, but the case was closed in April 2022 without any charges being brought.
At the victim's request, the case was looked into again. O Yeoung-su says that he "held hands with the woman to show the way around a lake." He says that he did apologize to the woman, but only because she said: "she wouldn't make a fuss about it."
He also says that saying "sorry" is not the same as saying "I was wrong." The Guardian says that a Korean government ad with O in it has stopped airing since he was put on trial.
Before Squid Game made him known around the world, O Yeoung-su was a legend on the South Korean stage. For his role as Oh Il-Nam, he won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Netflix is working on the second season of Squid Game.
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