You may not know Caitlin Sanchez by name but your kids or little bros/sissies know her voice as the of Dora the Explorer. Caitlin, now 14, has been voicing the iconic Nickelodeon character for the last three years, but has recently come out swinging against the company that made her famous.
Caitlin and her family are reportedly suing the studio for cheating her out of MILLIONS of dollars, claiming they were "pressured" into signing a complicated contract that kept Caitlin severely underpaid! The suit claims that Caitlin was handed a 14-page contract and given 22 minutes to review it, without nay help from a lawyer.
Then, after she signed it, she claims she was forced to promote the show for a "meager travel stipend of $40 a day," as well as being cheated out of compensation for hundreds of hours of recording.
Caitlin's lawyer, John Balestriere, isn't backing down either! He's fiercely attaching Nickelodeon and the parent companies for "unjustly enriching themselves of millions of dollars in profits from the series and branded products, which Caitlin performed and promoted."
He's got quite a case, but that still doesn't mean he'll win. With all due respect, who signs a contract without consulting a lawyer??? That just screams scam!
Hope you've learned better for next time, BB!
[Image via WENN.]
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