In response to former Irwin family attorney Cyndy Short’s press conference Monday, the family of Lisa Irwin revealed that the attorney was dismissed because she conducted a media tour of the Irwin home, according to ABC News.com.
During her press conference, Short indicated that she left the case due to conflicts she had with New York attorney Joe Tacopena.
Now, the family has issued a statement which explained: "One of the reasons we relieved Mrs. Short was because she was holding her own press conferences, making statements to the media, and giving tours of the home that we were finding out about after the fact."
Regarding Short's press conference, the statement went on to say, "After hearing there was a press conference and listening to Mrs. Short's statement, we are further convinced that we made the correct decision," wrote Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, parents of the missing child.
Regarding her performance, the statement claimed that the FBI considered its interaction with Short to be unproductive.
The family indicated that they wish to return focus on 11-month-old Irwin, who the family claim was taken from their home on Oct.4.
Despite the sentiments expressed by Bradley and Irwin concerning Short, the Kansas City attorney expressed support for the parents of the missing girl, even alluding to their love for their children.
"I know that Deborah and Jeremy are a loving couple," she said. "Everything I've seen about the way they treat their children and the loving home they've created tell me that they are caring parents."
She also pledged to continue assisting the couple in finding Lisa, saying, "Now that I have embraced this family, and embraced this child; I cannot just walk away."
Short added, "My team is very saddened that we are no longer serving the family as we did in the last 10 days, however, we still care very much about them and will continue to be available to them, even if we are not allowed to see them or talk to them."