Former Saturday Night Live star comedian Horacio Sanz, also known as 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 her in 2002 when she was 17 years old.
“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.
The woman is suing both Sanz and NBC and SNL Studios and seeking unspecified damages.
Who is Horacio Sanz?
A cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1998 to 2006, Horacio Sanz is a Chilean-born American actor and comedian. He was brought in as a temporary replacement for Tina Fey as Amy Poehler’s Weekend Update co-anchor while Fey was on maternity leave. This made him SNL’s first Hispanic cast member. In 2006, the show announced that Sanz would not be returning due to massive budget cuts.
Sanz returned to SNL as a guest on February 3, 2007. He appeared as Elton John, and on November 3, as presidential candidate Bill Richardson. He played himself in the Christman show music number.
Born in Santiago, Chile, Sanz is the youngest of three sons and the younger brother of actor Carlos Sanz.
He performed at various theaters in Chicago and was also a part of The Court Theater and The Second City. Sanz was one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) sketch comedy and improv troupe.
All his characters on SNL:
1) Aaron Neville as a courtroom judge on City Court, who sang and overused cocoa butter
2) Gobi, the pot-loving co-host of Jarret’s Room
3) Jasper Hahn, a cartoonist whose creations always start out as raunchy drawings of genitals
4) Rick, stepfather of Kaitlin (played by Amy Poehler)
5) Jeffrey’s Clothing Store customer
6) Carol, a cheerful and crass woman
7) Ferey Mühtar, host of “The Ferey Mühtar Talk Show”
8) Manuel Pantalones, bandleader on “Showbiz Grande Explosion”
9) Frankie Hilbert, from the Boston Teens
11) One of the Telemundo actors from “Besos Y Lagrimas”
12) Sammo Hung
13) Matt LeBlanc as his character Joey Tribbiani from the TV show Friends
14) Elton John
15) Billy Joel
16) Rosie O’Donnell
17) Gene Shalit