Oh Young-soo, the South Korean actor who won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of a contestant in the Netflix survival drama ‘Squid Game,’ has been found guilty of sexual misconduct.


A South Korean court on Friday convicted Young-soo of indecent assault and handed him a suspended sentence.

The district court judge in Seongnam, a city southeast of Seoul, found the actor guilty of inappropriately hugging an actress, holding her hand, and kissing her cheek in 2017.

The woman filed a police report against Oh in 2021. A year later, Oh was indicted on allegations that he had made unwanted physical contact with the woman, including hugging and kissing her against her will, multiple times.


The 79-year-old was handed an eight-month suspended sentence. He was also ordered to attend 40 hours of classes on sexual violence.

The film star, however, said he plans to appeal the verdict.

Oh became the first Korean actor to win a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Oh Il-Nam in ‘Squid Game’.


But according to The New York Times, the criminal case has affected his career. Oh is said to have been removed from multiple projects and will not appear in the second season of ‘Squid Game.’

‘Squid Game’ is a series that depicts a dark world where marginalized individuals are forced to compete in deadly versions of traditional children’s games.

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