The original voice of “Doc McStuffins” Kiara Muhammad is suing Disney. The lawsuit was filed in L.A. Superior Court recently. She is claiming breach of contract. She is alleging they have not paid her what she is owed. She says her voice and likeness were used extensively for the first 2 and a half seasons of the show, yet she was not paid her 2.5% of net merchandising receipts.
The specific terms of the suit were not released. The suit does state that she is owed over $250,000. She is being represented by Timothy A. Hall of the Encino-based Law Offices of Hall & Lin, She and her mother Anitra Muhammad are also seeking waiting time penalties against Disney Character Voices and Studio City-based Studiopolis, Inc for repeatedly not paying her when they were supposed to.
“Doc McStuffins” is and was a huge success for Disney Junior. Kiara was hired in October 2010 and at the start of each session she was hired and then fired. So it was a day by day job for her. She was payed a flat fee of $5,000 for the use of her voice recordings from Oct 2010 to October 2012 for Doc McStuffins merchandise. It is said that on several occasions the Plaintiff said that both parties should agree to an employment agreement, which would entail a multiple day employment arrangement instead of day by day. The defendants denied each of the requests. They denied it so they could replace her at anytime they saw fit.
Kiara Muhammad is now 16 years old and is being represented by her father’s Sun Valley-based The Polygon Group.
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