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79-year-old Squid Game star sentenced to eight months in prison: he kissed a woman on the cheek 7 years ago

Korean actor Oh Yeon-soo found guilty in court

Korean actor Oh Yeon-soo, 79, who played an old player number 001 in the TV series Squid Game, was sentenced to 8 months in prison and two years of probation for an incident that occurred in 2017. The actor was accused of harassment for touching and kissing a woman without permission.

The victim's name has not been disclosed. According to Korean media, although Oh Yeon-soo pleaded not guilty, he apologized to the plaintiff.

In November 2022, the actor was charged with forcible molestation of the victim without detention. Subsequently, they tried to close the case, but the woman demanded that the investigation be continued.

79-year-old Squid Game star sentenced to eight months in prison: he kissed a woman on the cheek 7 years ago

The plaintiff claimed that Yong Su hugged her on the waterfront and kissed her on the cheek in front of her house during a tour in 2017. The defendant denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty.

In his last statement at the trial, he said, "It's terrible to see my life end on this situation at this age, and I feel like my whole life is falling apart."

The judge sentenced the actor to eight months in prison, suspended for two years, and ordered him to undergo a 40-hour treatment program for sexual assault.

"The victim asked the defendant to apologize for the fact that in the fall of 2017 he invited her to sit on the bed in his studio and hugged her on the waterfront. He admitted it, but in court he tried to rationalize the situation by saying that he apologized to calm her down because he was afraid it would harm his work," Judge Jeong Yeon-ju said.

It should be reminded that due to these court proceedings, the star's career in South Korea is already over as his show was canceled and he is no longer being called to act in movies. Only two years ago, Oh Yeon-soo became the first Korean actor to win a Golden Globe award.

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