The actor, who won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the Netflix smash, was taken into custody without charge yesterday after he was accused of inappropriately touching a woman’s body five years ago. Local reports and AFP confirmed the news.
According to local reports, the case was closed earlier this year, but was reopened following an appeal by the victim. Local outlet JTBC said O, who played Oh Il-nam, the oldest game participant on Netflix’s most-watched show of all time, said he “broke with the woman to show her the way around the lake”. shook hands” and that, while he did apologise, it was not an admission of guilt.
In a statement shared with JTBC, the actor said: “I held her hand to show me the way around the lake. I apologized because [the person] Said she won’t make a fuss about it but that doesn’t mean I accept the allegations.”
AFP quoted a Suwon court official as saying that “not everything reported by local media is factually correct.”
o been acting for over 50 years but his role in sarcasm game brought him global fame and acclaim. Other performances include the role of King Lear in the eponymous play and an appearance in the South Korean TV series chocolate.