South Korean actor Oh Yong-su is one of the stars of the series Squid gameThe prosecution told AFP on Friday that an investigation into sexual assault in 2017 was underway.
The 78-year-old actor became the first South Korean to win a Golden Globe award in January for his role as a frail-looking old man in Netflix’s hit dystopian thriller.
The South Korean prosecutor’s office on Thursday formally charged him with inappropriately touching a woman’s body in 2017, according to press reports. The actor was released.
The information was “factually incorrect,” an official from the Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office in the southern suburbs of Seoul told AFP without elaborating.
According to South Korean media, the country’s Ministry of Culture has decided to stop advertising campaigns featuring Oh Yong-su.
A dark and violent denouement of excessive capitalism, in which poor people kill each other during cruel children’s games in the hope of winning millions, Squid game It has been watched by tens of millions of people since its launch in 2021 and remains one of Netflix’s most popular series.