Horatio Sanz accuser “Jane Doe” thinks the enabling culture at NBC is also to blame for her sexual interactions with Sanz as a minor. Speaking with the Daily Beast in February, Doe claimed that Sanz’s “Saturday Night Live” castmates, including Jimmy Fallon, were aware of their inappropriate relationship. As Doe told the outlet, “Horatio certainly is the main character here, but he didn’t abuse me in a vacuum; he abused me all over ‘Saturday Night Live.'”
Fallon was one of the main individuals complicit in her sexual relations with Sanz, Doe alleged. Her contact with Sanz allegedly started after Fallon and Sanz emailed her to thank her for starting a Fallon fan site, and the “Tonight Show” host was often adjacent to her and Sanz when their alleged physical relations occurred. “Katherine” (also a pseudonym) corroborated this point, recalling a 2001 cast party where she allegedly witnessed Doe with the two comedians. Katherine said, “She was sitting down next to Horatio and Jimmy Fallon at this table and just talking like they were pals,” adding that Sanz and Doe “were definitely cuddly and arms around each other.” Doe also told the Daily Beast of an incident in 2002 where Sanz allegedly told her that Fallon didn’t care if she was “a slut,” prompting her to shut her fan site down.
Sanz’s lawyer denied the allegations, claiming the plaintiff is after nothing more than money and attention. “Before filing this lawsuit anonymously, she demanded $7.5 million in exchange for her silence,” he said, per Rolling Stone.
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