The plaintiff who sued NBC and Horatio Sanz spoke out again, this time in an affidavit in which he mentioned several people Saturday Night Live The cast members who allegedly watched Sanz sexually assault her when she was 17 in 2002. SNL After the party.
Jane Doe sued Sanz and NBC last summer, alleging that the comedian groomed her from the age of 15 and sexually assaulted her in SNL The second party when she was seventeen years old. The complaint also conveyed letters in which Sanz alleged She wrote that Doe should “meet him”, she would have “all right”. (Sanz denied Doe’s allegations through his attorney.)
Doe remains unknown due to her age at the time of her allegations. On Wednesday, she filed a new affidavit claiming that several members of the cast — including Tina Fey, Rachel Drach, and Seth Meyers — were not only present, but were in full view of herself and Sanz as he groped her in SNL After the party. Doe claims she got entry to such gatherings from NBC employees as a teen On at least 12 dates.
The most explosive allegations in newly submitted Doe documents stem from May 2002 SNL The party in which Sanz allegedly assaulted Doe in full view of his colleagues. This was allegedly the second party of the night, and Doe claims in her affidavit that she and Sanz were seated on a sofa in the middle of the room facing the entrance.
“At both of these parties and after, Sanz kissed me, touching my breasts and buttocks and digitally piercing my genitals,” Doe wrote. “He was rubbing my vagina too [the] top of my clothes.”
Doe’s affidavit states that she and Anna Gasteyre made direct eye contact while Sanz was touching her, at which point, “Gastair’s jaw dropped, her arms trembling and she became visibly startled.”
“Beside Gastere, I saw Faye and Drach looking at us and laughing,” Do continues. “When I looked at Fey and Dratch, who were laughing enthusiastically and talking with their hands above their mouths while looking directly at me and Sanz, they were dumbfounded and stood behind other people.”
“When I looked at Fey and Dratch, who were laughing enthusiastically and talking with their hands above their mouths while looking directly at me and Sanz, they were dumbfounded and stood behind other people.“
Also present, the affidavit claims, were Seth Meyers and Maya Rudolph—who allegedly stood “right before ‘Sanz and Doe,” facing us, and Rudolph looked distressed.”
When Doe expressed her discomfort with Sans, the affidavit claimed, “He dismissed my shock and embarrassment, telling me to keep going with him despite everyone staring at us.”
She writes: “I made frequent comments and wanted to leave.” “Obviously I was uncomfortable with this situation.”
“I made frequent comments that I wanted to leave. Obviously, I was uncomfortable with the situation.“
NBC denied responsibility for Sanz’s “after-hours” behavior in a memo filed in April in support of the company’s proposal to dismiss Doe’s complaint. When comment was reached regarding Doe’s newly submitted response, a NBC spokesperson told The Daily Beast, “We believe the plaintiff’s allegations against NBC are baseless and have filed a motion to dismiss.”
Sans’ attorney, Andrew Brettler, issued a denial last year on behalf of his client calling Doe’s allegations “categorically false.”
“Although her absurd claims were often repeated or attempted to lock down other notable names to attract media attention, they would almost always be false,” Breitler wrote at the time.
When The Daily Beast contacted for comment on the new affidavit, Breitler referred again to his original statement. Representatives for Dratch, Fey, Meyers, Gasteyer and Rudolph did not respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that the legal age of consent in New York is 17.