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Debrahlee Lorenzana (PICTURES): Woman "Too Sexy for Citibank" Fired Lawyer, But Why?

Debrahlee Lorenzana (Carrie Schechter)

Debrahlee Lorenzana (Carrie Schechter)
NEW YORK (CBS) Debrahlee Lorenzana, the 33-year-old who claims in a lawsuit that her bosses fired her at Manhattan Citibank because of her sex appeal, fired her previous lawyer, Jack Tuckner, after learning he was accused of sexual harassment, a New York paper reports.

PICTURES: Debrahlee Lorenzana, Too Sexy for Bank?

According to the New York Post, Tuckner was hit with a lawsuit in June 2008 by a former office manager, Lisa Brockington, who called him a "self-described 'testosterone-poisoned' attorney with a penchant for bondage and sadomasochism who demeaned...the women who worked for him."

In court papers obtained by the newspaper, Brockington claims Tuckner allegedly watched pornography at work and wore a "slave collar" to work.

Tuckner denied Brockington's allegations to the paper, saying she was a "deliberate troublemaker," and that case was "voluntarily withdrawn" by Brockington and resolved out of court.

RadarOnline reported on Monday that celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred replaced Tuckner as Lorenzana's attorney.

Lorenzana claims in court papers she was forced out of her Manhattan Citibank job because she was too gorgeous, according to The Village Voice. Lorenzana says she was subject to "improper comments" and was reprimanded for dressing too sexily. She said she was told by her bosses to tone down her wardrobe, according to the paper.

According to Radar, Lorenzana in a statement Monday said she retained the celebrity lawyer because she wanted "the best person" to represent her.

"Ms. Allred has been practicing law for 35 years. She and her law firm have won many victories for women in employment discrimination cases," Lorenzana said in a statement obtained by the gossip site. "I am thankful that she has accepted my case and has agreed to represent me."

  • Edecio Martinez

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