Hellena Taylor, the original Bayonetta voice actress from PlatinumGames and one of the parts at the center of a protracted and messy public dispute over casting and salariesreleased a new statement tonight regarding the allegations that have been leveled against her over the past week.
The saga, who saw complaints underpayment made, abused voice actors and top developer temporarily disappears from Twitterbegan when Taylor made a series of recent videos in which she accused PlatinumGames of offering her an insulting compensation offer to reprise her role as Bayonet for the upcoming third game.
The role then went to Jennifer Hale—who published his own statements-while a Bloomberg report said PlatinumGames originally had Free pay taylor somewhere between $3,000 and $4,000 per four-hour session for at least five recording sessions, for a total of at least $15,000. It is then said that when Taylor instead asked for a “six-figure sum” to voice the character, negotiations fell through.
Tonight Taylor wrote a series of Tweets challenging some of the numbers for these reportssaying:
It has come to my attention that some people call me a liar and a gold digger. I feel the need to defend myself and my reputation in the industry.
As I posted on part three of my video thread. I explained that their first offer was too low. This offer was for $10,000 in total. Remember, this is a $450 million deductible (not including merchandise). I then wrote in Japanese to Hideki Kamiya, asking what I was. the penalty. I thought as a creative he would understand. He responded by saying how much he appreciated my contribution to the game and how much the fans wanted me to voice the game. I was then offered an additional 5,0000! [Note: it appears this is a typo, and that Taylor means 5,000]
So, I refused to voice the game. I then heard nothing from them for 11 months. They then offered me a package to express a few lines for $4,000. All other lies, such as 4,000 for 5 sessions, are total fabrications.
There were no “in-depth negotiations”. I was also informed of ridiculous fictions, like I asked for $250,000. I am a team player. I was just asking for a fair and decent salary in line with the value I bring to this game.
I was paid an outrageously low £3,000 in total for the first game. A little more for the second. I wanted to make her hear. I’ve been sparking interest in this game since I started on Twitter in 2011.