Lawsuit after Dora the Explorer actress caught vaping in school bathroom

2016-04-12 12:17

New York - A lawsuit says the teenage actress who voices Nickelodeon's spunky Dora the Explorer character was given special treatment after she was caught vaping in a New York City high school bathroom.

Parents for a former student at the private school say in court papers filed on Monday their child was given harsher discipline after she and voice actress Fatima Ptacek were caught using a vapor pen to inhale caramel-flavored water.

Parents Nadia Leonelli and Fredrik Sundwall say their daughter was forced to leave the school while Ptacek was only suspended for three days. They want their daughter re-enrolled.

The lawsuit refers to the 15-year-old Ptacek by her initials but identifies her as being the voice of Dora.

A spokesman for Avenues: The World School has declined to comment. Ptacek's publicist hasn't responded to a message seeking comment.

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