04 April 2008
DEAR STACY: Why did Jorja Fox leave her role as Sara Sidle on "CSI"? This saddens many of us. — Beverly L., North Bergen, N.J.
DEAR BEVERLY: Fox left the show last year, saying she wanted a break from the rigors of weekly TV production. Her departure came after years of drama over her status with the show. She and fellow costar George Eads were fired — temporarily — back in '04, when their contract renegotiations went sour. The show shut down production for 10 days, with Fox reportedly having refused to sign a letter stating that she would get to work on time. Last summer, when rumors circulated she was going to depart "CSI," fans started a campaign that involved sending producers a dollar to keep Sara Sidle on the show. Those monies were eventually directed to National CASA, an organization dedicated to aiding foster children, at Fox's request.