A 78-year-old star from the hit series “Squid Games” has reportedly been charged after allegedly touching a woman several times without her consent.

O Yeong-su has been indicted for sexual misconduct in South Korea after the unidentified woman filed a complaint against the 78-year-old actor in December of last year according to a local news outlet. He was released without detention.

However, Yeong-su claims that he held the woman’s hand once as he was trying to guide her around a lake. He added that he apologized for it but batted that it doesn’t mean he is admitting to the charges.

“I just held her hand to guide the way around the lake. I apologized because [the person] said she wouldn’t make a fuss about it but it doesn’t mean that I admit the charges,” the actor said to JTBC.

The complaint had already been filed in December 2021. Police opted not to move forward with the case and closed it in April 2022. However, the female victim reportedly objected and hence reopened the case.

Prosecutors believe that there may have been several other instances where the Golden Globe winner may have had significant physical contact with the woman. Details and specifics surrounding the case remain limited as of this writing.

Yeong-su played the part of Oh Il-nam or Player 001. He was the odd and seemingly lucky contestant from the group that took part in the deadly competition and was secretly behind the entire game.

Yeong-su was the oldest participant in “Squid Games.” His role resulted in him earning the Golden Glove Award for best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or television film, as well as a Primetime Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, Variety reported.

Participants take part in an event where they play the games of Netflix smash hit 'Squid Game'
Participants take part in an event where they play the games of Netflix smash hit "Squid Game" at the Korean Cultural Centre in Abu Dhabi, on October 12, 2021. - A dystopian vision of a polarised society, "Squid Game" blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon to go global. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace /AFP via Getty Images

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