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Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Suspends Oh Young Soo CF’s Innovative Policy After Allegations of Harassment

After actor Oh Young Soo is accused of forced harassment, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism stops using innovative CF shows featuring the actor.

An official from the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism told Maeil Economic Star Today on November 25, “We have asked related agencies where we distributed innovative CF policies featuring Oh Young Soo to stop using it.”

However, according to officials, it would be difficult for them to claim back the performance fee as the advertising contract had expired.

According to the legal community, on November 25, the second criminal division (Chief Prosecutor Song Jeong Eun) of the Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office in Seongnam charged Oh Young Soo without detention on November 24 on charges of forcible harassment.

In particular, Oh Young Soo was accused of inappropriately touching a woman’s body in mid-2017. Police, who received the victim’s complaint in December last year, reportedly sent it as a prosecution opinion in February and reviewed the witness interview and attorney’s opinion at the prosecution’s request for additional investigation.

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Since then, the prosecutor’s office has re-investigated the victim’s objections. The prosecution, which personally subpoenaed Oh Young Soo last month, concluded that there was evidence of inappropriate physical contact by the defendant and handed him over for trial. However, in the prosecution’s investigation, Oh Young Soo reportedly denied the allegations.

In the Netflix series “Squid Game”, which released last September, Oh Young Soo appeared as Oh Il Nam, who suffers from brain tumors. Thanks to the show, he became a world star, well known as “Grandfather Kkanbu”. He was the first Korean actor to receive the Best Supporting Actor award in the TV category at the Golden Globes in January this year.

source: today’s star


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