The first hint of the change came during the July 12th RFN broadcast when, for the first time in over a year, Axis Sally was not a part of it. This triggered the following comment from Douglas Pearson:
...Harold, I sent you a message on Brad Love. Everyone, he was sent to prison again for breaking a certain unclear court order. We plan to have him out by Monday. A great man will get his day. Also, if you got rid of Axis you’re nuts. Harold, I don’t give a shit what you’re creative diffrences are. Fix them and get her back on the show and more so. Axis is a great Aryan woman who deserves to have her voice heard. She needs to speak out, let her do what she does best. You’re also going to hate me for saying pray for Brad he needs it. If you aren’t religous than at least think of him. This is not something that we should be afraid of. Anyone who wants to talk religion than there is a place to talk about it. Banning it outright does no good besides its not working. Support what works, right?...
Axis Sally also said that the visits she (and some other NF members) received from the FBI in May 2012 (discussed on the May 20th RFN podcast) did not intimidate her into making this decision. The FIBs were probing for links between the Northwest Front and the J.T. Ready incident. As for Harold Covington, he does not address this issue in print. In all, a classy, drama-free approach highlighting the professionalism of the Northwest Front.
Axis Sally's real name, photo, and some controversial aspects about her past are a matter of public record; a website called HaroldCovington.com, which defames and smears Covington, published the information. But the information is not relevant to this post. Besides, Axis Sally prefers not to use her actual picture is because she was once involved in a very unpleasant child custody dispute due to her racist beliefs and activism. Although the issue was resolved in her favor, she does not want to tempt fate; courts tend to be biased against racialists. Axis Sally was once married, is now divorced with two kids, and maintains a civil relationship with her ex for the sake of the kids.
Update: One of the NF members, who uses the name Andreas Wilhelm Donner, discussed the issue further in chat during the Dik-Dik Show on July 22nd. Donner confirms that Axis Sally's departure was merely because of creative issues and that she remains a part of the Northwest Front. Donner also says that reports of Axis Sally's former profession are not confirmed. No link to the chat is possible; screenshots provided below: