On Friday, ‘Squid Games’ actor Oh Yong Soo, 78, was accused of sexual misconduct, a development that stirred buzz in the k-drama world. The actor meanwhile denied the allegations, and said, he “only held hand” of the alleged victim in the matter. For the unversed, Soo played the character of player 001, for which he won the Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor, earlier in 2021.

The alleged incident of sexual misconduct took place back in 2017, and earlier on Friday this week, the Seongnam branch of the Suwon District Prosecutors Office indicted the Squid Games actor. Soo was accused of sexual misconduct against a woman in 2017. A formal complaint was filed by the alleged victim back in December 2021.

In April 2022, the authorities closed the case and no case was registered against Soo. However, another reinvestigation was conducted in the case on the insistence of the complainant, and evidence of ‘indecent behaviour’ was discovered.

Meanwhile, Soo has denied all the allegations made against him, and said that he merely held the hand of the complainant. “I just held her hand to guide the way around the lake. I apologized because she said she wouldn’t make a fuss about it, but it doesn’t mean I admit to the charges,” he was quoted saying.

The Facts of the Matter

As fans await for more updates regarding the second season of the mighty popular ‘Squid Games’ a shocking news has surfaced surrounding one of the actors from the show. Oh Young Soo, who played the character of Player 001 in the show, has been accused of sexual misconduct by the authorities in South Korea.

The 78-year-old actor received a second-wind of his career after he was casted as the antagonistic force in the survival drama on Netflix. His acting was lauded and he also ended up receiving the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.

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Incident Dates Back to 2017

However, the actor now faces being prosecuted for sexual misconduct charges, an accusation he has categorically refuted. The incident of the alleged abuse took place in 2017, and was brought to the fore in 2021, after the woman filed a complaint regarding the matter.

Case Reopens

In December 2021, the alleged victim filed a complaint against Soo on charges of sexual misconduct. However, the authorities chose to close the case in April 2022. The authorities reopened the case at the insistence of the victim after finding evidence of ‘indecent behaviour’, India Today reported.

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“Held her hand”: Soo Denies Allegations

Meanwhile, Soo had denied the allegations hurled on him. “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,” he said.

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Who is Squid Games Actor Oh Young Soo, 78?

For the unversed, the 78-year-old actor played the oldest, good-natured participant in the survival-drama. While initially he appeared to be simply participating in the survival game because of old-age and a brain tumor, it was later revealed that he was the primary force behind the entire game.

Soo received widespread acclaim for his performance, and received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy for outstanding supporting actor.


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