When asked if she would like to respond to the Kauai Humane Society's motion for her recusal, County Prosecutor Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho replied:
This is another attempt by Mr. Hempey to smear my reputation and engage in negative politics. His tactics of intimidation and dishonesty are disheartening. Unlike him, we choose to file our motions and have them heard in court, which is the appropriate tribunal. His desire to sensationalize and try his case in the media without providing ALL of the facts is an insult to the people of Kauai.