AS per (May & June 2008) the requests to respond -
SORRY it took so long!
Martin DID NOT KNOW until after Joanna was fired
- THE PRODUCERS had the ultimate control!
The referenced fax was sent very late in the evening via Joanna's Agent and Manager. The fax firing Joanna was signed by the producers ONLY!
How do I know? I, unfortunately, was the person to READ A COPY OF THE FAX to Martin when he called the following morning asking what happened! He was clearly taken back and quite sad. So much so that he asked it to be read back several times.
The (Joanna/firing) situation started with events sparked by and controlled by the Producers on the weekend AFTER Martin had left town!
PLEASE, do not blame Martin! I know it seems strange and almost impossible to consider, however, Martin had no say or control with the situation. Martin is a wonderful person and the last thing he would ever do is hurt a child!