78-year-old Koren actor Oh Yeong Su, who played the role of Oh Il-nam (or player 001) in the hit television series Squid Game, was arrested and indicted on charges of sexual misconduct, according to the BBC.
He was taken into custody and charged on 24 November earlier this week, before subsequently being released, according to Variety.
Prosecutors alleged that Oh had appropriately touched a woman back in 2017, with the alleged victim first filing a complaint against him in December last year.
The case was then closed in April this year, before being reopened at the request of the alleged victim.
The 78-year-old actor has denied the allegations against him, and told Korean broadcaster JTBC that he “just held her hand to guide her around the lake”.
He said that he apologised because the allegedly victim said that she wouldn’t make a fuss about it, but “it doesn’t mean that I admit the charges”.
Image source: Screengrab from Squid Game (Netflix)