The fans of Squid Game’s player 001, O Yeong-Su, have been saddened after reports emerged that South Korean court officials charged him with sexual assault.
It is alleged that the Golden Globe winner inappropriately touched a woman back in 2017.
The 78-year-old has however denied the allegations and is yet to reveal more about the incident.
O Yeong –Su became the first South Korean actor to win a Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a series after starring in the Netflix thriller last year.
Reports have it that the lady in question first filed a police complaint against O Yeong in December last year.
Despite the allegations, the court didn’t find the actor guilty and the case was closed in April this year without prosecution against him.
Following the accusation, Seoul’s culture ministry decided to stop airing government advertisements featuring Mr. O Yeong, according to local reports cited by the AFP news agency.
The Squid Game – Netflix’s most popular series of all time is an action thriller series that tells the story of debt-ridden people competing for a huge cash prize in a series of dangerous children’s games.
Mr. O Yeong plays the oldest contestant in the survival competition and as the series proceeds he reveals himself as the mastermind behind the deadly games from being the helpless old man he was in the beginning.
By Stella Anyango.