A star of the Netflix series “Squid Game” has been accused of sexual harassment in his native South Korea. The 78-year-old actor O Yeong Su has been charged in a case from 2017, South Korean prosecutors said today when asked by the AFP news agency.
According to media reports, O had “indecently touched” a woman at the time. This information was “not factually incorrect,” said a representative of the public prosecutor’s office, without giving further details.
Awarded Golden Globe
The 78-year-old became the first South Korean actor to win a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Squid Game in January. Following the allegations against O, the South Korean culture ministry reportedly decided to halt the airing of a government commercial featuring the actor.
The gritty South Korean Netflix series “Squid Game”, in which debt-ridden people struggle to survive playing children’s games, became the US streaming provider’s most successful production after its start in 2021.