Yoo Yeon-seok’s agency denies actor was rude to security guard
Yoo Yeon-seok’s agency refuted allegations that the actor was rude to a security guard.
Yoo’s agency King Kong by Starship released an official statement Wednesday and stated that the allegations were “unfounded” and that it plans to take “strong legal action” against the author of the post in which the claims were made on an online community.
The post claimed that the author’s father had worked as a security guard at a building where Yoo lived, and that the actor had been abrasive toward and ignored him many times. The post detailed exchanges and incidents between Yoo and the man.
“We are currently preparing to respond to these false allegations by hiring an attorney,” read a press release.
Yoo debuted in a minor role in the critically acclaimed “Oldboy” (2003), one of the most widely recognized Korean films internationally. He rose to prominence with a role in tvN’s drama “Reply 1994” (2013), after mostly playing antagonists in films such as “Architecture 101” (2012) and “A Werewolf Boy” (2012). Yoo has since starred in various television series such as tvN’s “Mr. Sunshine” (2018) and “Hospital Playlist” (2020), and most recently in Netflix’s “Narco-Saints” (2022).
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