Comedian and former ‘Saturday Night Live‘ star Horatio Sanz has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor fan during a party. A Pennsylvania woman has filed a lawsuit alleging that Sanz sexually assaulted in 2002 when she was 17 years old.

She said that she ran a “SNL” fan site when she was in her teens. The woman alleged that she got access to an SNL after-party in 2001 where she allegedly drew Sanz’s attention. Following this, she became a regular at the parties where Sanz allowed her to drink and also touched her inappropriately.

In August 2001, the accused allegedly contacted her via an instant messenger and asked her to send him sexually explicit photos of herself.

“Sanz exchanged messages with [the teen] and steered conversations to discuss sex, sexual experiences, sexual activities, sexual fantasies, masturbation,” the lawsuit states, Fox News reported. 

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At one of the parties the following year, Sanz allegedly sexually assaulted her. 

The victim ran into Sanz at an event in 2019 when he apologized to her, saying he “felt terrible.”

“[I] swear on a stack of improv books … I’m a different person,” he allegedly said, adding, “I had a real issue with sex. I was stunted. I didn’t know how it worked. I spent all my 20’s trying to be funny. So I wasn’t normal with girls.”

The woman is suing both Sanz and NBC and SNL Studios and seeking unspecified damages. 

Calling the allegations “categorically false”, a spokesperson of Sanz said, “However often she repeats her ludicrous allegations or tries to rope in other high-profile names to generate media attention, they will always be false.”

“Before filing this lawsuit anonymously, she demanded $7.5 million in exchange for her silence. We, of course, refused and will vigorously contest these totally meritless claims.”