‘Squid Game’ Star Oh Young-Soo Convicted Of Sexual Misconduct

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Oh Young-soo, star of “Squid Game,” was found guilty of sexual assault on Friday. In 2017, she was caught caressing, kissing, and holding an actor’s hand against her will. According to various media outlets, he was sentenced to eight months in prison with a two-year suspension.

During his probationary period, the 79-year-old was also ordered by a district court judge in Seongnam, South Korea, to undergo 40 hours of sexual violence instruction. A little over one year following the release of “Squid Game,” Oh was allegedly initially indicted in the latter half of 2022.

The show became an enormous success for Netflix and took over home televisions following the COVID-19 pandemic. Oh went on to become South Korea’s first-ever Golden Globe winner for his portrayal of the seemingly benevolent candidate Oh Il-nam; his character was crucial to the plot.

Police withdrew the prosecution against Oh earlier this year, citing a lack of evidence, after initially leveling the claims in 2021. Following the woman’s appeal, prosecutors revived the case and accused Oh on charges related to his alleged physical contact with her during a stroll in 2017. They were both touring the nation as co-stars in a play.

According to Friday’s ruling, the Suwon District Court ruled that the victim’s testimony could not have been delivered unless she had personally experienced it, as stated in her journal and counseling sessions following the occurrence.

Oh plans to appeal the ruling, according to local reports. The actor has denied sexually assaulting the woman, although he has acknowledged holding her hand in the past. He has starred in over 200 plays and several TV shows and films throughout his 50-year career.

In November 2022, Oh reportedly told the South Korean news channel JTBC, “I just held her hand to guide the way around the lake.” This information was reported by Deadline. I apologized because [the person] assured me she wouldn’t make a big deal out of it, but that in no way implies that I’m guilty.

Neither the allegations nor the conviction of Oh, nor his return for the second season of “Squid Game” have been addressed by Netflix.

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