The events concerned in a lawsuit introduced by an undisclosed lady accusing former “Saturday Night Live” star Horatio Sanz of sexual assault 20 years in the past have agreed to dismiss the case, in accordance with court docket information from the Supreme Courtroom of New York.
The submitting mentioned “all claims asserted by Plaintiff Jane Doe … are hereby dismissed with prejudice, with out prices and attorneys’ charges to any get together or towards some other get together.”
A dismissal with prejudice means the case can’t be refiled.
Each Sanz and NBC Common, the dad or mum firm of “SNL,” had been named as defendants within the lawsuit.
In her 2021 lawsuit, the lady mentioned Sanz started grooming her when she was round 14 and sexually assaulted her when she was 17 years outdated, in accordance with court docket paperwork.
On the time of the preliminary go well with, the lady, who’s recognized solely as Jane Doe, alleged that Sanz sexually abused her by “kissing her, groping her breasts, groping her buttocks, and digitally penetrating her genitals forcibly and with out Plaintiff’s consent” in Might 2002 at and after “SNL” events, the suit stated.
Sanz beforehand denied the allegations, along with his lawyer saying they have been “categorically false.” CNN has reached out to NBC Common for remark.
Sanz was an “SNL” solid member from 1998 to 2006 and was the present’s first Latino solid member, according to IMDB. He was recognized for his stoner character Gobi alongside Jimmy Fallon within the recurring “Jarret’s Room” skits in addition to for the 2002 film “Boat Journey.”