Squid Game has become one of the most-watched series on Netflix since its debut and is the first Korean series to achieve international success in a matter of weeks.
O Jeong-su charged without detention
However, one of the actors, O Jeong-su is currently facing sexual misconduct charges over an incident that occurred in 2017.
According to People, the woman who filed the charges shared that the incident occurred back in 2017 when O Jeong-su touched her inappropriately. Since then, the actor claimed that he hasn’t done anything wrong and has continued to deny these accusations.
To date, O Jeong-su has apologized to the woman but noted that his apology isn’t a means of admitting any wrongdoing. The Squid Game actor further apologized for causing any offense to the woman.
Right now, O Jeong-su alleges that he held the woman’s hand back in 2017 to lead the way while they were walking to a destination. According to him, he didn’t mean anything by holding her hand and didn’t think she would be offended by it.
Squid Game season 2
At the time, the case was closed back in December as O Jeong-su denied the allegations before. However, the case was then re-opened in April upon the victim’s request. This time, O Jeong-su was charged without detention this past Thursday with sexual misconduct.
Thus far, the 78-year-olds career was elevated when he was recognized for his role in Squid Game. O Jeong-su played the role of player 001 and was later discovered to be the creator of the game. Earlier this year, O Jeong-su won a Golden Globe award in the category of best supporting actor in a series.
Right now, there isn’t an official date for the release of the second season of Squid Game. But, the series is expected for release sometime in 2023.