In August 2021, a woman filed suit against former Saturday Night Live star Horatio Sanz, alleging that he had sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager in the early 2000's.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that she sought to add Sanz's SNL colleagues Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, and Lorne Michaels to the lawsuit, arguing that they enabled his actions.
She alleged that during this time, she was "groomed, abused, and molested" by Sanz on numerous occasions, often while other cast members were present.
In her lawsuit, she detailed one particularly "notorious" after-after-party hosted by Morgan, where as a 17-year-old she was groped by Sanz "in full view of party onlookers," even after she asked him to stop.
She added that as a result, she suffered "lifelong trauma." Not only did she feel "sexually humiliated and degraded," but her "lifelong career ambitions of working at SNL" were halted "as the entire SNL cast watched and her idols, Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch, laughed at her."
She alleged that along with physically assaulting her, Sanz chatted with her online, often discussing sexual acts and "fantasy scenarios in which [she] degraded herself for Sanz's sexual gratification."
As Variety reports, Sanz's lawyer Andrew Brettler has denied the allegations. NBC Universal, named as a defendant in the original complaint, filed a motion of dismissal in April, arguing that whatever took place after hours was not within their purview.
She has since hired a new lawyer, who aims to have Fallon, Morgan, and Michaels added to the suit in a hearing set to take place September 8.
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