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Curvaceous client says Gloria Allred only fought for publicity

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Debrahlee Lorenzana, left, with high-powered attorney Gloria Allred, in happier times. (AP)

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.

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.”

- Debrahlee Lorenzano

“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.”

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.

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