Recently, the social media app TikTok found itself in hot water when a voice actress sued the company for making her sound like an automated system. It turns out that Beverly Standing was behind this lawsuit and here’s what you need to know about how she became famous thanks to Hollywood movies such as La Femme Nikita (1990).
TikTok didn't realize they had been using a vocalist's work without permission until another actor hired by them noticed irregularities with their recordings of Shooting Stars! The new output has left many disgruntled but it doesn't look like we'll be hearing from either Beverly or any other actors anytime soon because all contracts between the two have now expired due to legal proceedings against Tik Tok.
Beverly has been a voiceover actress for years, appearing in commercials and other advertisements. Beverly first got into the industry after accompanying her father to work at his studio where she would watch him recording advertising campaigns all day long. From there it seems that things just snowballed from an interest in acting; as one of their family’s longest-running traditions was touring Broadway plays on weekends with her mother—a lifelong theatre lover herself!
Beverly also worked for CBC Radio Drama productions assisting during production but most importantly gained invaluable experience working alongside some of Canada's best talent including Pat Fraley, Joan Baker, Mary-Lynn Wisner Cristina Milizia Tracey Hoyt Everett Oliver among others."
You may have heard her voice before. Her name has appeared on many brands and she is in the video above!
The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for Central California on May 12th by Beverly against ByteDance and its parent company TikTok is causing an uproar. She claims that her voice was used without permission to create a feature of their app, which she found out when people began sending her videos from TikTok with clips of herself talking about parenting issues.
The damages listed are emotional distress; loss of ability to control dissemination where others can use it as they please; association between oneself and this service without consent - all because someone else had access to something personal (in this case sound).
Beverly further claimed that the voice used was from a project that she did for the Institute of Acoustics. Her lawsuit further notes that her work was then used by TikTok without her permission.
She told the outlet: “As far as I’m concerned, TikTok is not my client, and so how they got this audio is unknown.” As of now, TikTok has not responded to these claims. However, several people have been talking about TikTok’s new voiceover sound.
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