Tuesday, June 15, 2010

'Too Hot to Work' Babe Jumps the Shark

OK, sweetie, this was cute for a couple of days, but now you're just getting annoying. Your 15 minutes expired at least a week ago and now you've gone and assured yourself irrelevancy.
Too-hot-to-bank stunner Debrahlee Lorenzana is pulling out the heavy artillery, hiring media-savvy feminist lawyer Gloria Allred and a high-powered New York attorney after The Post ripped into the beauty yesterday.

Allred -- whose other high-profile clients include two Tiger Woods babes -- refused to say whether Andrea Peyser's column inspired Lorenzana to dump the lawyer who brought her suit charging Citibank axed her for looking too sexy.

But Allred insisted her new client is a hero to all surgically enhanced bankers, saying, she "has been unfairly and viciously attacked in the media for having the courage to step forward and take a stand against blatant sex discrimination and retaliation."

She griped that Lorenzana has been "ridiculed and attacked . . . by media pundits."

But "pundit" Peyser was more than happy to hear of Allred's rant.

"I'm flattered that my words were sufficient to draw Gloria Allred, like a truffle-sniffing pig, out from California to represent this lady," Peyser said.

"I'm getting an avalanche of mes sages, e-mails, voicemails from people who are saying, 'Bravo!' and that this woman [Lorenzana] is a publicity whore."

Lorenzana's new Big Apple-based lawyer, Mariann Meier Wang, also had a few choice words for Peyser.

"Obviously, Andrea Peyser's column was extremely unfair and inappropriate, precisely because this is a woman who suffered discrimination and very real retaliation," Wang told The Post.

The case for Lorenzana, 33, a single Queens mom, took a hit in the court of public opinion last week when footage emerged of her on a reality-TV show extolling plastic surgery.

But Allred said that if her client distracted male colleagues, they have no one to blame but themselves.

"Debrahlee Lorenzana . . . chose to have breast-enhancement surgery to improve her self-esteem," she said. "Men have always been obsessed with women's breasts, but when that behavior constitutes sex discrimination . . . it crosses the line."

Lorenzana's original lawyer, Jack Tuckner, who did not return messages, had stood at her side for all of her TV interviews. But he's been conspicuously absent since the reality footage emerged.
I guess Allred has tired (hopefully) of milking publicity out of Tiger's women and is moving on to someone even more pitiful.

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