Cyndy Short: "I will continue to search for Baby Lisa" PC tomorrow

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  1. SilkySifaka

    SilkySifaka Active Member

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    http://www.kmbz.com/Cyndy-Short--I-will-continue-to-search-for-Baby-Li/11333882

    Bizarre turn of events here.
     
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  3. SilkySifaka

    SilkySifaka Active Member

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    I just have a hard time believing that after leaving a case (her choice or the family/jt's) it is ethical to start holding press conferences and saying she is going to stay involved/continue to search/work on it whatever.

    At least without the family's ok and then that should have been put in the release today
     
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    curiousc New Member

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    Like I said in the other thread, I wonder what she has to say? Hope this isn't the road to another cancellation.
     
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    Nannn New Member

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    I would like to hear from someone, anyone with enough legal knowledge to explain how and if this is ethical?? Thanks Silk for being braver than me ;)
     
  6. SilkySifaka

    SilkySifaka Active Member

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    Yes we need legal eagles here. Your description of "down the rabbit hole" fits perfectly. Talk about a circus

    curious...i wonder about that too but if she isn't on the case she can't cancel anything but her own press conference! I think!
     
  7. matou

    matou #los2188

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    She still has the website up http://www.findbabylisa.com/

    I'm hoping a lawyer will post about what a lawyer is and is not allowed to do when they are fired or quits a case.
     
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    JeannaT Former Member

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    I'm not a lawyer, but it appears she wasn't fired by the client, she was fired by the "head" lawyer in this case. She has said that she will continue to seek Lisa "as a citizen" - so I don't think she's going to be doing more than, say, talking head lawyers on NG's show do. Or like concerned citizens who have expertise in a specific area like dog handlers.

    It sounds to me like there's zero bad feeling between her and the Irwins.

    I also think that she needs to save face here. She's been fired by Joe T and otherwise apparently has a stellar reputation in this community -she needs to come out in public and show she's not bloodied.

    IMHO.

    And I have R E A L hopes she's going to come out publicly and call out pink hair about where her phone was that she doesn't know who answered it. She shoots from the hip.
     
  9. SilkySifaka

    SilkySifaka Active Member

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    and I thought we might have jumped the shark when we discussed what attorney's can reveal under privilege. Nah this takes the cake.

    Even if she was back working with the family wouldn't she have said so?

    Wasn't the website down after she was fired (or quit)? Could she just have put it up again?

    My head is spinning
     
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    Nannn New Member

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    I can understand the talking head lawyers but she has an interest in this case, even if it has been terminated isn't she still bound by the same confidentiality agreement? To "search" for Lisa?? Huh? If she has or FINDS (in her search) one single BIT of info that can legally be turned over to the LE, I sure hope she does it pronto...And yes my head is spinning too at all this..now I do not know a thing about this woman... She may be the nicest and best of human beings, I just wonder at the legalities of it...
     
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    I certainly don't think she will reveal any evidence, especially if it points to JI and DB. How exactly will she be out there trying to help find Baby Lisa?

    Is she actually going to help find this little sweetie, or is she going to do the spin like BS is doing, even though he said he was there to help find Lisa too?

    To actually help find Lisa, is to look at the investigation and where the evidence seems to point to. If that means the parents, then I truly don't think she's going to go against them either after representing them.

    So what is she going to be doing exactly?
     
  12. SilkySifaka

    SilkySifaka Active Member

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    But Jeanna, Joe T would have needed the family to sign off if they were her clients before firing her. Not that I expect bad blood at all but i doubt it was done in a vacuum.

    Her public behavior the week she was removed from the case bloodied her more than being taken off. The tours and daily press releases and cancellations of same etc etc. made her look rather silly. She said the boys would not be reinterviewed "maybe never" and they had an appt. for re interviewing, she was totally off the map. Whether it was bad communications between the two or not, the head attorney makes the final decisions in things like that imo. You can't just go off half cocked. She bumbled around in the press completely IMO

    I liked her..but I didn't particularly think she handled the press at all well, who in the world has daily press releases in cases like these. Or house tours. More importantly, why advertise them before they are nailed down and happen.

    Right now she looks like she is hunting for publicity herself. If the focus should be Baby Lisa, she isn't helping with this move if the motive is to show she isn't "bloodied". Not all attorney's are right for all cases sometimes there are parting of ways

    all imo
     
  13. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    well if she's just going to search as a concerned citizen (like you and me and the rest of the gang at WS?) I don't see anything unethical that the Irwins or Tacopina could complain about but I dunno that it was necessary to hold a press conference about it. IMO there have been too many press conferences already and not enough interviews by the police.
     
  14. SilkySifaka

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    Yes. If you fall on the parents are innocent or guilty side or on the fence, we can probably all agree that privilege is privilege and can't be broken.

    If I were DB or JI I would be concerned now. About what she might reveal regarding strategy, what she might disclose even with the best of intentions (things that don't even point to guilt but are private between the attorney and client).

    If I were Joe T. I would be in the stratosphere at the moment, the last thing the case needs is another publicity hunter (even if you think he is, he doesn't i am sure lol) ..the attorney I have shared confidential and very private information with about the case, about sightings, about the way forward etc. It also looks like she is trying to shoehorn in between he and his clients.

    None of the above may even be on her mind to do but they would be on my mind as either the parents or the other attorney. It is the perception that is important as well as the reality.
     
  15. Cazzie

    Cazzie This is love

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    As long as it's legal (so evidence would hold up in court), I have no problem with her heading up searches for Lisa and her herself looking for Lisa.

    At least somebody other than LE/FBI would be looking for Lisa then. :) :angel: Not dissing LE/FBI, but just tired of the family and associates, PI (BS), and JT not looking for Lisa.
     
  16. SilkySifaka

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    the press conference aspect is the whole bizarre bit. Anyone can decide to "look for" baby Lisa. If it was really just like a concerned citizen there would be no need for a presser. Its as if we all called up the stations to announce we at websleuths are searching for Lisa. strange as strange can be.

    imo
     
  17. Cazzie

    Cazzie This is love

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    You might be remembering a post I made, where I couldn't find it (after she left the case). But I was mistaken (had left out the "www.") and I corrected my post. :)
     
  18. Patty G

    Patty G Retired WS Staff

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    I give up! :banghead:

    This is really turning into a 3-ring circus. If CS indicates on Monday that she will gather the local citizens to do a search I will :slap: her!
     
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    But didn't LE specifically state that they did not want private citizens doing searches! Ms Short is a representative of the law so why is she announcing she is going to do something as a private citizen that the police, the law, have asked people NOT to do..
     
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    I'm sure JVM and Nancy Grace will cover that thoroughly tomorrow night. LOL

    I'm not surprised by the presser, I think it's damage control. Some are reporting she resigned, some that she was fired--I'm not sure what the relationship was between Short and Tacopina but I assume they were butting heads about interviews with the couple, the media and the boys. And judging from her impressive bio, she's probably not used to "taking orders" or having to negotiate what she thinks is best with a publicity-addicted attorney.

    I doubt she's going to give a real reason for her departure because that would violate client-attorney privilege. But I assume the presser is for damage control...

    1. I'm sure she doesn't want to look like she just abandoned her clients. Thus her comments about continuing to look for the baby as a regular Joe citizen.

    2. She's probably also concerned about her departure making Lisa's parents look even more suspicious. ("Maybe she quit because she found out they're guilty" kind of rumor thing.)

    So my guess is all she'll do tomorrow is reiterate her support for the parents, maybe even her belief they're innocent, and that she's going to do what she can in a non-official capacity to keep helping police, blah blah blah. She may also say it's just challenging having 2 attorneys on a case (to imply all the cancellations last week weren't entirely her fault) and they're better off with just one.

    But she's doing it tomorrow in a presser instead of today in the statement because it will get more coverage that way.
     
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    LE has been doing these searches for how long now? Haven't found any trace of this child, last I checked. Many times in these types of cases private citizens are the ones who find the body. Which at this point will be better than no body at all. Although I've never heard of a lawyer either quitting or be fired and then go off to search of the body on their own.
     
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