The clock is ticking. And ticking and ticking and ticking.
MW's previous statements about George Zimmer's centrality to the brand acknowledge that his departure means that remaining management is in a crisis management situation.
The ongoing silence can have no other meaning except that the remaining management is floundering and clueless, and the crisis is NOT being managed.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
In crisis management "stonewalling stakeholders in the worst sin of all ... The relationship between stakeholders and the organization is built on trust and stonewalling can destroy the company's credibility."