Oh Young-soo, an award-winning actor from “Squid Game,” will go on trial for indecent assault after a woman accused him of touching her improperly in 2017, according to a South Korean court.
Prosecutors charged the 78-year-old Emmy nominee with the charges last week, according to the district court in Seongnam City, and his trial will start in February. The circumstances of Oh’s case, which were originally published by local media last week, could not be confirmed, according to Kim Myeong-un, a representative of the district prosecutors’ office in Seongnam.
The unnamed lady allegedly first complained against Oh in December 2021, charging that he had made unwelcome physical contact with her during a meeting in 2017. The Associated Press called Him several times but she didn’t respond when asked for remarks.
What Oh Young-soo Said About the Issue
Oh allegedly denied wrongdoing when confronted by a reporter and said that he had simply held the woman’s hands to “guide her the way” while they strolled around a lake, according to South Korean cable station JTBC. According to JTBC, He said that he had apologized to the woman, not because he agreed with her charges, but rather because she reportedly threatened to “create an issue” if he didn’t.
Oh made history in January when he became the first South Korean actor to win a Golden Globe after being voted the best supporting actor for his work in the violent Netflix drama “Squid Game,” about a desperate gang of adults who play deadly children’s games to try and escape crushing debt.
His portrayal of Oh Il-nam, an enigmatic elderly participant who entered the games after learning that he had terminal brain cancer, earned him an Emmy nomination as well.