In response to post #94160558. #94472448 is also a reply to the same post.
I'm quite sure that CDPR WILL compensate Halk. Halk probably had to get law representation in order to be under contract for CDPR (that makes the most sense), and might be on a non-disclosure agreement currently (which would also make sense). Halk was able to mention that he got contacted but, that's all he could say.
I would also add that, more than likely, Halk may not be able to release any more HDRP updates after he signs a contract (if there would be a contract), unless it's after the release of the game's new version and only to fix any kind of bugs that needs to be addressed. I do think that he will be getting a massive computer upgrade and the proper REDKit, if he gets a contract.
Just my thoughts