Horatio Sanz accuser seeks to add Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan and Lorne Michels to lawsuit


In 2021, the woman said that Sanz, a former “SNL” cast member, began nursing her when she was about 14 and sexually assaulted her when she was 17, according to court documents.

At the time of the first trial, the woman, identified only as Jane Doe, alleged that Sanz sexually assaulted her by “kissing her, touching her breasts, groping her buttocks and digitally digitizing her genitals without the plaintiff’s consent.” penetrate” at and after “SNL” parties, CNN previously reported.

Sanz denies the allegations.

In the proposed amended complaint filed Tuesday, the woman says Fallon was “aware of Sanz’s online grooming efforts, just as he was aware of his personal conduct.” The filings also allege that NBC, Morgan, Fallon, and Michaels “made possible Sanz’s crimes of assault and battery” by “providing the physical space in which Sanz attacked Doe and by repeatedly making Doe’s underage presence at SNL after-parties and after-party events.” after and even encourage -partying.”

The new proposed complaint comes as a result of New York City’s recently amended Gender Motivated Violence Act (GMVA). The GMVA includes a one-year “look-back” period through which prosecutors can charge their alleged abusers and those accused of enabling that behavior, starting March next year.

According to the law, violation means “a crime of violence perpetrated on the basis of sex or on the basis of gender, and at least in part as a result of hostility based on the sex of the victim.”

In support of her proposed amendment, she explains: “While Doe’s claims are currently time-barred by the statute of limitations, on March 1, 2023 (and until March 1, 2024), Plaintiff’s claims will not be time-barred, and she will have the right to to file its GMVA claims against all proposed defendants as a result of the review window in the amended GMVA.” She asks the court to grant her request to change her complaint to add the GMVA claims now in the interest of the legal economy.

An NBC spokesperson told CNN in an email, “Regardless of Jane Doe’s changing stories, NBC plans to renew its motion to reject.”

NBCUniversal filed a denial request in April, arguing that “the complaint does not set out facts to show that NBCU was aware of Sanz’s alleged predatory behavior in 2002 or of any inclination he had toward sexual assault,” noting that “Plaintiff does not allege that she, or anyone else, notified NBCU nineteen years ago of the facts she alleges in her Complaint today.”

NBCU also argued that it failed to sufficiently assert a “causal relationship between NBCU’s alleged dereliction of duty and the alleged assault of Sanz at a party hosted by a colleague at a remote location.”

Sanz filed a response to the first complaint in April, denying the allegations. His filing also makes numerous defenses against Doe’s claims, including that her claims were not filed in a timely manner and that, to the extent that he was involved in any of the alleged conduct, Jane Doe consented to the alleged actions.

CNN has reached out to representatives from “SNL”, Fallon, Morgan, Michaels and Sanz for comment.

In the new proposed complaint, Jane Doe says she texted Sanz in 2019 and “claimed he felt ‘terrible’ about” what he had done.

“However, he avoided taking full responsibility and said, ‘…I was letting us get closer and closer. I was a weak man.'” the suit read.

The lawsuit is seeking monetary relief for legal costs as well as compensatory and punitive damages.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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