Oldest Squid Game Actor Accused of Sexual Harassment

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Korean actor Oh Jong-soo, known for his role as Player 001 in the South Korean hit series Squid Game, was accused of sexual misconduct, and was later released without detention.


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As it conveys "Variety", prosecutors in Suyon, a city near Seoul, revealed on Friday that they had charged Oh Jong-soo a day earlier. Allegedly, The 78-year-old actor touched a woman's body inappropriately in mid-2017.

The alleged victim first filed a police report against the actor in December last year. However, the case was closed in April without charges against Oh Jong-soo, but was reopened at the request of the victim.


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Oh Jong-soo denied all charges after being questioned by prosecutors.

“I just held her hand as I led her around the lake. I apologized because she said she wouldn't make a fuss about it, but that doesn't mean I admit the allegations,” he said.

His role in Squid Game brought him a reward A Golden Globe for "Best Supporting Actor in a Series," along with an Emmy nomination.

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