Last Wednesday (really, it was just last Wednesday), the world was introduced to Debrahlee Lorenzana, the woman claiming she was fired from her job as a “business banker” at Citi for being too hot. Her former employer allegedly told her to tone down said hotness by wearing clothes that didn’t highlight what her lawyer, Jack Tuckner, has probably said at some point are her “sweet tits and rockin’ ass.” Lorenzana refused, citing heritage. “Where I’m from,” she said, “women dress up—like put on makeup and do their nails—to go to the supermarket. And I’m not talking trashy, you know, like in the Heights. I was raised very Latin, you know? We’re feminine. A woman in Puerto Rico takes care of herself. The Puerto Rican women here put down our flag.” She was ultimately transferred to another branch (by her request) and soon after fired.

Whereas other attorneys and their clients might have chosen to settle this sort of thing quietly, such is not Debs and Tuckner’s style. They went with the soft-core spread in the Village Voice, which included various shots of Lorenzana around “the office” in order to demonstrate she was appropriately attired at all times. They’ve done the rounds at the Post, the Daily News and the Nightly News. They’ve also offered statements like “Debrahlee Lorenzana would be very attractive in a burka” and “I’m not going to go eat and gain 50 or 100 pounds because my job wants me to be the same size as everyone else,” in addition to rounding up a bunch of one-time customers of Debs to say stuff like, “Whew, she was a hot one” and “Yes, she ‘distracted’ me, if ya know what I mean.” It’s unclear how these exercises and testimonials might help Lorenzana actually win her case, but they have been fun! One person, however, has had enough. His name is James Dimon and like the (really hot) dad who comes into the room to put his foot down when everyone’s gotten out of control, JD has supposedly communicated to “Toots over here” that he’s had enough.

Debrahlee Lorenzana filed a lawsuit saying she was booted from her job at Citibank for being too sexy in her work clothes, and now says she faces the firing line again from her bosses at Chase for sullying the reputation of the financial industry.The Queens stunner said she was told that if she went ahead with scheduled television interviews today to talk about her suit, she’d once again be without a job.

“They asked me if I was going to proceed. They said if I kept talking, it was grounds for termination,” Lorenzana, 33, told The Post yesterday. The trouble began Thursday at her new job as a personal banker at a Chase branch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when stories about her suit against Citibank appeared in the newspapers, she said. Her boss said Citibank is upset about all the interviews and that the hush order came from CEO Jamie Dimon, the single mom said. “I said, ‘I’m going to speak to the media — this has nothing to do with you.’ “

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  1. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    First, clueless waste of air and print. let’s move on and not glorify her hope to get a maxim spread.

  2. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    @ 1 stuff it. This was a great post, well done.

    This woman singlehandedly bestows class on all the Puerto Ricans.

  3. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    “Should we host the interview at my house?” –LB

  4. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Expose on Jack Tuckner, including how he wears studded collars to the office while harassing the PYTs.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2008/06/womens_rights_lawyer_really_li.html

  5. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Jamie Dimon should shut the hell up and fix the oil spill already.

  6. Posted by Jamie Dimon | June 7, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    Maybe Lloyd will take her ?

  7. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    A hot girl in Williamsburg, how ironic.

    -Williamsburg Hipster Emo Gay

  8. Posted by guest | June 7, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    2nd @ 5.

  9. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    There can only be one person of “hotness” at JPM/Chase and you all know who that is.

    ~JD

  10. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    An alleged illegal Georgia tire dumper telling a hottie to shut up. Why am I not surprised?

  11. Posted by Jack | June 7, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Don’t know where to put this but is Mandy wearing her “Handbridge” blouse today?

  12. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Lloyd, please knock Jamie in the face with your golden scrotum. Bess, make it so.

  13. Posted by guest | June 7, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    In the grand banking orgy, tellers only get the kind of respect given a common prostitute: The quick recognition that the daily take was good.

  14. Posted by Nuppals | June 7, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    @2
    Class and puerto ricans don’t belong in the same sentance…besides this one.

  15. Posted by guest | June 7, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Don’t know why but the phrase “sullying the reputation of the financial industry” made me laugh.
    -guest

  16. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    I think the way to solve this issue is to have Ms. Lorenzana wear a typical work day’s attire and board a flight to somewhere on a Southwest Airlines jet. If the Southwest flight attendants don’t kick her off for what she is wearing, then Citi and Jamie should just shut up.

  17. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Wanna hear a joke?

    Women’s rights.

  18. Posted by JerseyShorePatrol | June 7, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    Are they going to make a porno with her or what?

  19. Posted by aNONemOUSE | June 7, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    c’mon, just roll the cameras and see what kind of work she can do.

  20. Posted by guest | June 7, 2010 at 11:35 AM
  21. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    @13 – haha well played

  22. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 11:46 AM
  23. Posted by jj | June 7, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Obama’s fault

  24. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    maximum spread

  25. Posted by George Booth | June 7, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    @15. Ditto. The financial industry no longer has any reputation to sully.

  26. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    @11 I was thinking the same thing. I think that’s gotta be the original.

  27. Posted by Debrahlee Lorenzana, CFA, HBS '09, Personal Banker | June 7, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    Don’t be stupid. I talk good and everything!

  28. Posted by american bandersnatch | June 7, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    Class and puerto ricans don’t belong in the same sentance?

    Straight outta Harlem, I’m a sensy ass Latina
    Got a piano playing pig, yo, I’m dressing like Xena
    - LF

  29. Posted by Jack | June 7, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    @26 – I think someone needs to post another Mandy screen cap so we can compare and contrast today’s out fit with the Handbridge one. If I had a DVR on the office TV I’d do it myself.

    What a little minx, she knows exactly who her audience is.

  30. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    A T&A post gets 10x as many comments as a much more interesting Bernie Madoff post? I guess Bernie has to get sodomized in the stir to get DB traffic?

    P.S. The ethnic slurs demonstrate serious dickheadedness.

  31. Posted by LeveredLong | June 7, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    @30 – I’m starting a puerto-rican only client focused hedge fund honing in on companies that produce hub cabs, gold jewelry and hair gel – collectively.

  32. Posted by DollarBill | June 7, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    She can work at CNBC!

  33. Posted by PermaGuest | June 7, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    @30 You’re new here, right?

  34. Posted by guest | June 7, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    @30 Welcome to Earth.

  35. Posted by Levered Long (CFA Level II Candidate) | June 7, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    soooooo nervous

  36. Posted by SEC Stud | June 7, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    She could be a lady boy

  37. Posted by LeveredLong (CFA Level II Candidate) | June 7, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    does the SEC pay performance bonuses based on finage? (not on the CFA cirriculum)

  38. Posted by Anal_yst | June 7, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    @31

    Don’t forget to buy shares of G&G (etc).

    @36 makes a good point.

  39. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    have lisa falcone scratch her eyes out.

  40. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    She was a Boom Boom Room veteran.

  41. Posted by Egret | June 7, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    this woman is what the subprime is in trouble

  42. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Ummm, did it ever occur to you that you might have gotten fired for being stupid?

  43. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    Lady boy=transvestite or transexual?

    Afraid to look it up because don’t want porn sites to pop up at work

  44. Posted by Guest | June 7, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    People should stop referring to this woman as a “banker”. She’s a teller. That’s retail not finance.

  45. Posted by XLBX | June 7, 2010 at 6:30 PM

    That’s right PR women here put down our flags BECAUSE WE ARE NEW YORK, TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, ETC!!!! NOT PUERTO RICO!!!! YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO ALL PUERTO RICAN WOMAN AND YOU ARE DONE IN THE CORPORATE WORLD!!!! Anyone who goes knocking on your door for endorsements of a product I will BE THE FIRST to protest!!! AS A PUERTO RICAN WOMAN WHO ROSE UP THE CORPORATE LADDER BASED ON EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE AND FOLLOWING COMPANY GUIDELINES YOU JUST SET US BACKWARDS 5,000 STEPS!!!! GO TO HELL YOU TRAMP!

  46. Posted by XLBX | June 7, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    So she broke company policy again. Her requested time for a day off was denied and she basically told them kiss my arse I am going on TV whether you like it or not and taking the day off. Girly, even unemployment would deny your claim based on that action. I read about Tuckner (what a year ago or two?) and I believed the employee who sued. Her story was by far more plausible especially after bits of evidence were printed in the paper. Scum likes scum. Maybe Jack will be her pimp after this is over because she’s not getting a dime (I HOPE!)

  47. Posted by XLBX | June 7, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    And for the record people “The Heights is Dominican” and NOT “Puerto Rican.” It has been for more than a decade. I must now wonder if this woman is in fact Puerto Rican. We are raised to dress as nice as possible regardless of how poor you are, BUT NEVER about nails and so forth and I’m way older than you lady and none of us WERE EVER TOLD THAT. You must be a half blood! My parents believe you are lying period and not of PR decent. I hope they are right you disgraceful piece of garbage. Even if your story is true look at how you are flaunting yourself in skimpy outfits on the net. A real PR household would NEVER RAISE THERE DAUGHTERS TO CONDUCT THEMSELVES IN SUCH A MANNER!

  48. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    @20 LOL

  49. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    Being a cocktail waitress would be a huge career advance for this chick.

    “Where I’m from,” she said, “women dress up—like put on makeup and do their nails—to go to the supermarket.

    Well this aint home.

  50. Posted by guest | June 8, 2010 at 12:46 AM

    Oh Toto, I don’t think we’re in Puerto Rico no more.

  51. Posted by Registered Rep | June 8, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    Dont fuck with JD bitch!

  52. Posted by John Stone | June 8, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Anyone that has to explicitly state they they are ‘classy’ is clearly not. She looks like a stripper on her way to pick up her baby daddy’s baby from Sunday School.

    But I would still wreck her so bad…

  53. Posted by venema | June 8, 2010 at 5:46 PM

    Did you hear her speak. OMG, she’s barely dressed and she can barely speak english