Rockstar's response to the controversy seems fairly dismissive, simply describing the hullabaloo as a situation where "people are taking opinions of a few anonymous posters on message boards as fact."
"We're saddened if any former members of any studio did not find their time here enjoyable or creatively fulfilling and wish them well with finding an environment more suitable to their temperaments and needs," said Rockstar, adding, "We've always cared passionately about the people working here, and have always tried to maintain a supportive creative environment. There is simply no way Rockstar could continue to produce such large scale, high quality games without this."
No mention was made of the more recent and similar complaints about sister studio, Rockstar Vancouver.
Red Dead Redemption is still due out on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on April 27th, with the European release following shortly thereafter on April 30th.