Former Saturday Night Live cast member Horatio Sanz has been accused of sexually assaulting and grooming a minor, according to an article by Vanity Fair.
A lawsuit was filed on August 12, and it alleges that Sanz groped and forcibly digitally penetrated a 17-year-old girl at SNL after-parties in May 2002. The complaint was filed by a plaintiff Jane Doe, a young woman from Pennsylvania who chose to keep her identity a secret due to her being a minor at the time of the alleged incident nearly 20 years ago.
According to Vanity Fair, “In the suit, per Vulture, Doe claims that she first came into contact with Sanz online when she was 15 years old and running an SNL fan site.” In January 2000, Sanz supposedly “began his process of grooming Plaintiff,” which included an October 2000 in-person meeting after an SNL taping.
According to the lawsuit, Sanz became “flirtatious and physically affectionate with the then 15-year-old Plaintiff by kissing her cheek and putting his hands on her waist” during their in-person meeting following an SNL taping. Sanz’s attorney denies all accusations and charges against his client.
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