After being accused of touching a lady indecently in 2017, the actor was charged in South Korea without being imprisoned.
According to reports, Oh Yeong-su, the star of Netflix's "Squid Game," has been charged with sexual misconduct in South Korea.
According to Variety, the 78-year-old actor, who received a Golden Globe Award in February for his role in the wildly popular Netflix series, was charged and released without being held in Suwon on Thursday.
According to the Yonghap News Agency, Oh was charged by the Seongnam division of the Suwon District Prosecutors Office for allegedly touching a woman indecently in the middle of 2017.
The accuser initially filed the complaint in December 2021, according to a report by the South Korean outlet, but authorities closed the case without charging Oh in April.
The claimed victim later requested that the case be reopened, according to the source. Oh has refuted the charges.
Oh told the South Korean television network JTBC that all he did was hold her hand to lead the way around the lake.
I apologized because [the person] said she wouldn't make a big deal about it, but that doesn't mean I accept the accusations, he continued.
On Friday, the actor's charges were initially made public by the prosecution. According to a representative of the Suwon District Prosecutor's Office, all of the local media's coverage of the case "is not factually erroneous."
The representative gave no further information.
According to AFP, local media outlets claimed that after the news spread, the Seoul culture ministry stopped airing a commercial about its regulatory innovations that featured Oh.
The eldest competitor in the survival drama's title deadly competition, Oh played Oh Il-nam/Player 001.
After winning the award for best supporting actor in a television series, series, miniseries, or television film, he made history by becoming the first South Korean actor to receive a Golden Globe nomination.
Oh lost against Matthew MacFadyen, the star of "Succession," in the race for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series at the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards.