Wow, that's the most bs explanation ever trying to tie that to DBZA. Those recordings literally predate DBZ Abridged's first episode by several years. It's just some VAs goofing off internally almost two decades ago, that's all it is. And seriously, leaking out a bunch of recordings just for attention? Dragon Ball is one of the largest franchises around, they don't need negative attention whatsoever for relevancy. It also has literally nothing to do with Mignogna... It was never intended to be released to the public because it was just some VAs goofing off and wouldn't look good.Looks like this could be the beginning of the end for FUNimation and the English Dragon Ball Dub:
Kinda reminds me of that Google Document leaked about what was going on behind closed doors at Channel Awesome and the fallout of the Nostalgia Critic. In the case with FUNimation, the writing was already on the wall the moment Akira Toriyama conceived Dragon Ball Super. Now FUNimation's VA's are trying to rub off the success of TeamFourStar's DBZ Abridged in order to stay relevant.
The reason why they hid this from the public was so that they wouldn't violate their company's Code of Conduct while also hiding the truth about everyone's suspicions of what was going on with Vic Mignogna at the time. This is definitely not a good look for them as other English VA's associated with other anime licenses had nothing to do with this such as Todd Haberkorn and Cherami Leigh.
Also, seriously, Toei isn't going to care about this. English dub makes far too much money for some recordings of almost twenty years old to matter, taking Dragon Ball away from Funi over that would just be throwing away money.