After actor Oh Young Soo is accused of forced harassment, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism stops using the policy innovation CFs featuring the actor.
An official from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism told Maeil Economic Star Today on Nov 25th, “We have asked related agencies, where we have distributed the policy innovation CFs featuring Oh Young Soo to, to stop using it.”
However, according to officials, it would be difficult for them to demand the performance fee back as the advertising contract period has ended.
According to the legal community on Nov 25th, the second criminal division (chief prosecutor Song Jeong Eun) of the Seongnam branch of the Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office indicted Oh Young Soo without detention on charges of forced harassment on Nov 24th.
Specifically, Oh Young Soo was accused of inappropriately touching a woman’s body in mid-2017. The police, who received the victim’s complaint in December last year, reportedly sent it as an indictment opinion in February and reviewed the witness investigation and lawyer’s opinion at the prosecution’s request for a supplementary investigation.
Since then, the prosecution has been investigating the case again following the victim’s objection. The prosecution, which personally summoned Oh Young Soo last month, judged that there was evidence to support the accused inappropriate physical contact and handed him over to trial. However, in the prosecution investigation, Oh Young Soo reportedly denied the charges.
In the Netflix series “Squid Game,” which was released in September last year, Oh Young Soo appeared as Oh Il Nam, who suffers from brain tumors. Through the show, he became a global star, well known as the “Kkanbu Grandpa.” He was the first Korean actor to receive the Best Supporting Actor Award in the TV category at the Golden Globe Awards in January this year.
Source: Star Today