Jason Schreier, notable game journalist and writer for Bloomberg, published an article on the ongoing Bayonetta 3 voice acting controversy.
According to sources close to Bloomberg, Hellena Taylor was offered more than the $4,000 she mentioned in her videos.
In the case of Bayonetta 3, the developer appeared to be determined to rehire Taylor, according to two people familiar with the negotiations as well as documentation reviewed by Bloomberg. Here’s where their accounts differ: Platinum Games sought to hire Taylor for at least five sessions, each paying $3,000 to $4,000 for four hours in the studio, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they aren’t authorized to discuss private contract negotiations. That would make the total for the game at least $15,000. In response, they said, Taylor asked for a six-figure sum as well as residuals on the game. Platinum declined and, following lengthy negotiations, took auditions for a new actor. Platinum later offered Taylor a cameo in the game for the fee of one session, which she turned down, the people said.Bloomberg
The article also mentions getting a reply from Taylor about these claims.
In an email, Taylor described this account as “an absolute lie” and said Platinum was “trying to save their ass and the game.” She said she stood by everything she said in the video. “I would like to put this whole bloody franchise behind me quite frankly get on with my life in the theatre,” she wrote. Representatives for Platinum Games and Nintendo didn’t respond to requests for comment.Bloomberg
Following the previous report, Jennifer Hale, who took over for Taylor as Bayonetta, issued a statement saying she can not comment due to an NDA but hopes people keep an open mind given all the hard working people who contributed to Bayonetta 3.
Platinum Games has still not issued a comment, but make sure to stay tuned for new information as it arises.