“Squid Game” star Oh Young Soo has been accused of indecent assault.
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 statement 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’ statements and decided. not to transfer the case in April.
When the victim appealed the police’s decision, the prosecution has since re-investigated the case. During the prosecution’s investigation, Oh Young Soo was reported to have denied the allegations.
Oh Young Soo commented via JTBC, “I was just holding her hand to guide the way around the lake. I apologized because [the person] said she didn’t want to make a fuss about it, but that doesn’t mean I’m admitting to the charges.” Nevertheless, prosecutors deemed they secured evidence to support the harassment allegation and transferred 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 award for Best Supporting Actor in the TV category at the Golden Globe Awards in the United States in January this year.
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