‘Squid Game’ actor Oh Yeong-su has been indicted in Korea on sexual misconduct charges.
According to local reports and AFP, the 78-year-old actor, who was Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Oh Il-nam in the popular Netflix series, was indicted without detention for allegedly inappropriately touching a woman’s body in 2017.
The case, which was closed earlier this year, was reportedly reopened following an appeal from the woman.
In a statement, Oh told local news outlet JTBC that he “just held her hand to guide the way around the lake.”
“I apologised because [the person] said she wouldn’t make a fuss about it but it doesn’t mean that I admit the charges,” he added.
A representative from the Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office told AFP that everything reported by local media on Oh is “not factually correct.”
A spokesperson for Netflix did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment.
In June, Netflix announced that Squid Game would be returning for a second season.