Squid Game actor O Yeong-su has been charged with sexual misconduct, according to South Korean court officials.
The 78-year-old is accused of inappropriately touching a woman in 2017, officials said.
Mr O denied the allegation, according to a local media report.
After his performance in the chart-topping Netflix thriller earlier this year, he became the first South Korean actor to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series.
The alleged victim first filed a complaint with the police against Mr O in December last year, according to the Yonhap news agency. But the case was dismissed in April without charges being brought against Mr O.
The prosecution has just reopened the investigation “at the victim’s request, ” reports the agency.
Mr O has now been charged without detention, he adds.
Following the indictment, Seoul’s culture ministry decided to stop airing a government advertisement featuring Mr O, according to local reports cited by AFP news agency.
Squid Game – Netflix’s most popular series of all time – is a thriller that tells the story of debt-ridden people competing for a huge cash prize in a deadly series of children’s games.
Mr. O plays the oldest participant in the survival contest.