The lawyer for Dora the Explorer's voice actress, Caitlin Sanchez seems like a total scumbag!
John Balestriere says that his client, Caitlin, was taken advantage of by the network when they refused to pay her a cut of lucrative merchandising deals or residuals after she was fired when her voice changed.
Instead of trying to make a keep things civil, he's resorted to using shady tactics to get Nickelodeon to cave, such as threatening to humiliate the network by exposing some unflattering secrets and allowing Caitlin to go on talk shows and dish out the dirt.
"We're in the right here and are simply focusing now on pushing the case forward and are ready to fight however long we need to," Caitlin's lawyer says.
Nickelodeon fired back with the following:
"The threats made to us by the lawyer are not only totally inappropriate, but it truly saddens us that he would try to use a 14-year-old girl to gain what he believes would be some sort of advantage. Our company prides itself on its honesty and integrity and has nothing to hide. Intimidation tactics will not help in the resolution of this dispute."
What a nasty way to get more money and to use a 14-year-old girl for the ol' bait and switch is even more disgusting! Get a new lawyer, Caitlin!
[Image via WENN.]
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