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 Voice of Dora the Explorer Drops Lawsuit Against Nickelodeon
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Kristy Sproul
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The lawsuit filed against Nickelodeon by the former voice of Dora the Explorer, Caitlin Sanchez, has been dropped.

In October, the actress filed a complaint against the network claiming they "took advantage of a hard-working teenage girl," overworking and underpaying Sanchez by millions of dollars "for merchandising, re-runs, promotional work and recordings." The lawsuit also alleged that the voice actress and her parents were "pressured into signing an unconscionable contract with convoluted, vague and undefined terms that allowed producers of the Nickelodeon hit to exploit her."

Nickelodeon had a different story, and claimed they paid on the terms of her contract. Her voice also changed, according to a statement from the network: "Unfortunately, Caitlin's voice changed and she was no longer able to portray the Dora character, as happened with the actress who originated the role." Since the lawsuit, which sought $7 million in compensation, Sanchez had stopped voicing the title character on Dora the Explorer.

After just two months, the lawsuit was withdrawn quietly last week. The lawsuit never made it to court, and no financial settlement was revealed. A spokesman for Nickelodeon told The Hollywood Reporter: "We have always felt, and continue to feel, that Caitlin is a very talented performer. Our intention was always that Caitlin complete the episodes on which she worked and we are pleased that she has agreed to do so."

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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