February 4, 2023

A 2021 lawsuit towards Horatio Sanz, which accused the comic of grooming and sexually assaulting an underage lady in 2002, has been dismissed. The swimsuit was dismissed with prejudice by each events, which means it can’t be refiled.

“All claims asserted by Plaintiff Jane Doe … are hereby dismissed with prejudice, with out prices and attorneys’ charges to any social gathering or towards every other social gathering,” the submitting stated (per NBC Information). An legal professional for the unidentified plaintiff stated in an announcement, “The events have resolved their dispute and have moved on.”

Final August, the plaintiff accused Sanz of groping and digitally penetrating her at a Could 2022 Saturday Evening Live afterparty when she was 17 years outdated (Sanz would have been 32 on the time). What’s extra, the lady stated Sanz had been grooming her since she was 15, when the 2 met whereas she was operating an SNL fan web site.

The lawsuit accused Sanz of main the 2’s on-line conversations to intercourse regardless of figuring out her age, and whereas Sanz known as the claims “categorically false” and “ludicrous,” Doe stated she had textual content conversations between the 2 in her possession through which the comic admitted to his alleged conduct.

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