Kim Ki-duk, an internationally famed filmmaker, will likely face a fine for hitting and insulting a female actress during a film shoot in 2012, according to prosecutors on Thursday.
The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said it has indicted Kim on a summary offense with a penalty of 5 million won ($4,570).
The actress, whose identity was withheld, filed a complaint with the prosecution in August seeking a probe against Kim. She claimed that while they were filming his new movie, Kim slapped her in the face as part of "coaching" and made her perform some obscene acts in scenes even though she had not agreed to them.
The 57-year-old filmmaker is best known for the historic win of the Golden Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2012 for his film "Pieta." He is the only South Korean movie director who has won all the highest awards from the Berlin, Venice and Cannes festivals. (Yonhap)