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Voice of Dora the Explorer sues Nickelodeon

The teen voice of Dora says that she has been duped out of millions of dollars.

Caitlin Sanchez poses with the award for outstanding performance in a youth/children's program for
Caitlin Sanchez poses with the award for outstanding performance in a youth/children's program for "Dora the Explorer," at the 41st NAACP Image Awards.

THE VOICE OF Dora the Explorer, 14-year-old Caitlin Sanchez, is suing Nickelodeon/Viacom for allegedly duping her into signing an “unconscionable” contract, which led to her being exploited.

Sanchez and her family are suing the channel for breach of contract, saying that they pressured Sanchez into signing a contract that meant she was cheated out of millions – “perhaps tens of millions” - of dollars. The teenager, who reportedly gets paid $5,115 US per episode, has been the voice of Dora over the past three years but has not been paid for merchandise and other related promotions, according to the claim.

The Sanchez family says that Nickelodeon owes them money for reruns, recordings of DVDs and other Dora products, as well as hundreds of hours of promotional work, according to E! online.

Nickelodeon have denied a breach of contract, saying was that Sanchez was ”well-compensated for her work and for her personal appearances”.

The immensely popular show is now entering its 10th year.

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