‘Saturday Night Live’ star Horatio Sands Charged by a woman last year who claimed he sexually assaulted her when she was underage, but now she claims “SNL” alumni Tracy Morgan and Jimmy Fallon and show creator Lorne Michaels were “enablers,” deadline report.
Plaintiffs filed legal documents Tuesday for three men involved in the lawsuit, which was originally filed in August 2021.
The Pennsylvania woman, named Jane Doe in court records, accused Sanz of sexual misconduct at age 17 and named NBC in the original lawsuit.
When contacted by NBC, a spokesperson told The Washington Post, “Regardless of any changes in Jane Doe’s narrative, NBC intends to refile the motion to dismiss.”
Sanz’s attorney, Andrew Brettler, has denied the allegations.
The Post has reached out to representatives for Morgan, Fallon and Michaels for comment.
In filings on Tuesday, she claimed Michaels, 77, created a hostile and toxic environment where young girls often attended sketch shows’ infamous “after parties” and “after parties,” and claimed in court documents that alcohol was used by Available to minors who are partying late at night.
The woman claimed the “Tonight Show” host, 47, and the “30 Rock” comedian, 53, also attended the parties, reportedly allowing inappropriate behavior to occur.
According to Deadline, the Sanz incident occurred at an “SNL” party in 2002, surrounded by several witnesses, according to court documents. The comedian joined the show in 1998 and was a “Saturday Night Live” actor before quitting in 2006.
Morgan reportedly rented a space in May 2002 to host an “after party” in which Jane Doe claimed Sands attacked her when she was a teenager, the lawsuit said.
NBC also filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in April. Their complaint argues that NBC Universal was not responsible for Sanz’s off-hours behavior.
The woman also claimed in June that “SNL” cast members Will Ferrell and Tina Fey had reportedly witnessed Sands groping her.
Jane Doe’s attorney, Susan Crumiller, said in a statement: “Sanz and his promoters lured Jane into their celebrity world and made her feel like a cool guy. Kids, drinking and partying with a group of famous adults.”
“Instead, they ruined her life. Jane has spent the past two decades grappling with the impact of what they did to her. Now it’s their turn. [Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Law] A lookback window will open in March. “