She may be the original voice of Doc McStuffins but Kiara Muhammad wants an accounting autopsy performed on Disney on where the merchandising money she says she’s owned is. In a breach of contract complaint filed today in L.A. Superior Court, the actress from the Disney Junior show alleges that despite the widespread use of her voice and likeness from the first two and a half seasons of the animated series “defendants have failed to compensate plaintiff at the rate of two and one-half (2.5%) of net merchandising receipts.”
While no specific amounts are mentioned in terms of damages and other remuneration, the jury trial seeking action (read it here) says that the “dispute in the instant matter is in excess of $250,000.” If the Doc McStuffins merch in stores and online is any indication, the money involved here could be quite a bit more than $250,000. Represented by Timothy A. Hall of the Encino-based Law Offices of Hall & Lin, Muhammad and her mother/guardian Anitra Muhammad are also seeking waiting time penalties against Disney Character Voices and Studio City-based Studiopolis, Inc for repeatedly not paying her within a timely fashion for the animated children’s series. Disney had no response to the lawsuit when contacted by Deadline.