The "Squid Game" star Oh Yeong-Su was said to be indicted Thursday on charges of sexual misconduct.
Yonhap News Agency said the actor was accused of inappropriately touching a woman.
The report said the case was opened in December 2021 but the claim dated back to 2017.
The South Korean news agency, citing unnamed officials, reported Friday that the 78-year-old actor was indicted without detention on Thursday by the Seongnam branch of the Suwon District Prosecutors' Office.
According to the report, while the case was opened in December 2021, when the accuser filed a complaint with the police, the indictment stems from an allegation that Oh inappropriately touched a woman in 2017.
The police were said to have closed the case in April without filing any charges before the prosecutors' office reopened the investigation at the accuser's request. The report said Oh denied the charges during the investigation.
Representatives for Oh and the South Korean Supreme Prosecutors' Office didn't immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider.
Oh is best known for his role as the elderly competitor Oh Il-Nam in the hit Netflix series "Squid Game."
The role led the actor to win a Golden Globe earlier this year for best supporting actor in a drama series. He was also nominated in September for an Emmy for best supporting actor in a drama series.
"Squid Game" proved to be a rapid hit last year to the surprise of many including Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos.
Last year, Oh told the South Korean TV show "How Do I Play" that he was struggling to keep up with the number of calls he was getting about acting opportunities after appearing on the hit show.
"I feel like I'm floating on air. It makes me think, 'I need to calm down, organize my thoughts, and hold myself back right now,'" he said, according to the South Korean outlet Soompi. "So many people have been contacting me, and because I don't have a manager to help me, it's hard for me to handle the volume of calls and messages I've been receiving, so my daughter has been helping me."
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