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‘Squid Game’ actor, Oh Young Soo, has been charged with indecent assault after being accused of touching a woman inappropriately in 2017



THETALK.NG – ‘Squid Game’ actor Oh Young Soo has been charged with indecent assault after being accused of touching a woman inappropriately in 2017.

On November 25, it was reported that the Seongnam Branch of the Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office indicted Oh Young Soo without detention the day before on charges 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 forwarded the related documents with the opinion of indictment to higher authorities in February 2022. At the request of the prosecution for a supplementary investigation, the police interviewed the witnesses and reviewed the lawyers’ opinions and decided not to transfer the case in April.

As the victim appealed to the police’s decision, the prosecution has been reinvestigating the case since. During the prosecution’s investigation, Oh Young Soo was reported to have denied the allegations.

Oh Young Soo commented via JTBC, “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.” Nevertheless, the prosecution judged that they secured evidence to support the allegation of harassment and transferred the case to trial.

Oh Young Soo was born in 1944 and is a veteran actor with 59 years of experience. He played the role of player number 1 Oh Il Nam in Netflix’s “Squid Game”, showing off his powerful acting that shakes the work by making famous lines such as “We’ll all die at this rate.”

He also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. During his speech, he said, “For the first time in my life, I said to myself, ‘You are a good guy.’ It’s not ‘us in the world’ anymore, it’s ‘the world in us’. Thank you to everyone in this world,” he said, deeply moved the viewers with his impressive acceptance speech.

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