Oh Yeong Su, the 78-year-old South Korean actor who gained international fame as Squid Game‘s Oh Il Nam, was indicted of sexual misconduct by the Suwon District Prosecutors Office, Seongnam Branch.
According to the prosecutors, Oh was charged on November 24, KST, over an allegation that he had touched a woman inappropriately in 2017. The alleged victim filed a case in December 2021, and the police closed the case in April 2022 without filing any charges.
The case was reopened at the victim’s request recently. When the prosecution questioned Oh, he denied all charges. In a statement shared with JTBC, he said that his apology is being taken out of context.
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.
—Oh Yoeng Su
A Suwon court official was quoted saying that the local media reports are not completely accurate.
Oh was released without detention, but according to reports, due to the indictment, the Korean ministry of culture pulled a government TV commercial about regulatory innovation featuring Oh off-air.