One of the main actors of the series Squid Game prosecuted for sexual assault

Eva Deschamps / November 27, 2022

South Korean actor O Yeong-su, one of the stars of the series "Squid Game", is facing charges for a sexual assault in 2017, prosecutors told AFP on Friday.
The 78-year-old actor had become the first South Korean to win a Golden Globe Award in January for his role as a vulnerable-looking old man in the hit dystopian thriller from streaming platform Netflix.
According to news reports, South Korean prosecutors formally charged him Thursday with inappropriately touching a woman's body in 2017. The actor has been let off the hook.
This information "is not factually incorrect," an official from the Suwon district prosecutor's office in the southern suburbs of Seoul told AFP, without elaborating.
According to the South Korean media, the country's Ministry of Culture decided in the aftermath to stop an advertising campaign featuring O Yeong-su.
A dark and violent denunciation of the excesses of capitalism, in which impoverished people kill each other in cruel children's games with the hope of winning millions, "Squid Game" has been seen by tens of millions of people since its launch in 2021 and remains one of the most popular series on Netflix.
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