(Catch up on the situation.)
There is, in fact, a formal apology from Trisha Telep (see ETA). The weird thing is that it was buried in the comments of Jessica Verday's blog on 3/25, and no one seems to have noticed it until just the other day. (After I heard, I was waiting for Livejournal to come back up to mention it.) It may have been missed because--well, number one, it was buried in the comments, but number two, Telep's initial light-hearted apology was posted under her own name, and this one was signed by her, but posted under "Constable Robinson" (the publisher in conjunction with Running Press). I don't know. However, I had been saying over and over, "Where is a serious response?!" There it is.
Nonetheless, both posted today: Andrew Smith is joining Ann Aguirre in dropping out of Brave New Love; Stacia Kane is dropping out of The Mammoth Book of Ghost Romance. I feel like there was something else I was going to add a couple of days ago; if I remember, I'll ETA it.