Looking at this situation from a fan point of view, it's pretty difficult to say that keeping this news quiet is in our best interests.
Given that no one here works for Hasbro, we're not likely to hear from them. Given that we're not a news organization like DerpyNews or EqD, the same holds true. We're just a small community of fans. No one from the show is going to pop in here for an AMA ever again.
Lauren Faust has long since moved on to her new showrunning position on DC Superhero Girls. I doubt she even wants to think about her time on MLP or the aftermath of Season 1.
I'll wait until the mods clear it to post anything specific about the leaks. The discussions are enough for me for the time being.