“Squid Game” star Oh Young Soo has been accused of indecent assault.
On November 25, it was reported that the Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office in Seongnam had charged Oh Young Soo without arrest the day before on a charge of indecent assault. Oh Young Soo is accused of inappropriately touching a woman’s body in mid-2017.
The police received the victim’s complaint in December 2021 and handed over the related documents with the statement of the prosecution to the higher authorities in February 2022. At the request of the prosecution for further investigation, the police interviewed the witnesses and reviewed the opinions of the lawyers and decided in April not to hand over the case.
As the victim appealed against the police decision, the prosecution has since re-investigated the case. During the prosecution’s investigation, it was reported that Oh Young Soo denied the allegations.
Oh Young Soo commented via JTBC, “I just held her hand to lead the way around the lake. I apologized because [the person] said she wouldn’t make a big deal out of it, but that doesn’t mean I’m admitting the allegations.” Still, the prosecution decided they had secured evidence to support the harassment charge and took the case to trial.
Oh Young Soo appeared in the Netflix series “Squid Game” as Oh Il Nam, who suffers from a brain tumor, and won the Best Supporting Actor in a TV category at the Golden Globe Awards in the United States this January.