Curvaceous client says Gloria Allred only fought for publicity
Published May 22, 2012
Super lawyer Gloria Allred cares more about cameras than clients, according to the buxom banker who sued after getting canned by Citigroup, allegedly because her assets were a distraction to co-workers.
Sounds like she got busted for creating a work environment that is hostile to men using her physical beauty as a distraction plus she probably wasn't doing her job either.
Debrahlee Lorenzana, who was fired in 2010, said Allred dropped her right around the time the press did, leaving her to take on the bank in arbitration.
“If I could turn back time, I would have not chosen Gloria Allred as my lawyer,” Lorenzana told the New York Daily News. Allred now has a similar case, representing Lauren Odes, who claims her employer tried to get her to “tape her breasts down” and wear a bathrobe over her skimpy outfits.
“Nobody should be fired because of their physical appearance,” Lorenzana told the paper. “I feel sorry for the girl.”
If a man were to put a cucumber down the front of his pants and then complained about how women were responding he would be laughed at. Women dressed to be noticed. If they wanted to dress down they would but they don't so quit blaming men for being men.
But keeping Allred's nose to the grindstone once the press conferences are over will be a trick, Lorenzana said.
“The only times I saw her (Allred) was when the media was there,” she said, adding that Allred seemed to just want her to agree to a quick settlement.
“I thought because she was a woman that she would really fight for me,” she said.
Allred told the Daily News she and her team “put in hundreds of hours fighting for her (Lorenzana’s) rights.”
“Due to our legal obligations as attorneys, we were required to withdraw,” her statement read, noting that “ethical obligations” bar her from dishing about why lawyer and client parted ways.
All Allred is an ambulance chaser who loves publicity and just loves to get her face plastered all over the media. She's more about money and prestige than anything else.