The actor won a Golden Globe for his performance in the series (Picture: Rob Latour/Rex/Shutterstock)
O Yeong-su, who played Oh Il-nam in the Netflix hit drama Squid Game, has been indicted on charges of sexual misconduct, it’s been reported.
Last year, the South Korean actor gained worldwide fame for playing the role of 001, an elderly man participating in the deadly game in an effort to win a fortune, a role for which he won a Golden Globe Award.
It’s been claimed that the 78-year-old has been accused of touching a woman inappropriately in 2017, with a complaint filed in December last year.
According to Korea JoongAng Daily, the English edition of the South Korean national daily newspaper JoongAng Ilbo, Yeong-su has denied the charges.
It was reported that the case was closed in April this year with no files being charged at the time.
However, after the victim appealed the verdict, the case has been reopened.
More to follow.
Metro.co.uk has contacted the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office in South Korea for comment.
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