Page 1 of 17 1234511 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 324

Thread: Nolan Dalla, Shaun Deeb, Chris Hanson, others from PokerNightInAmerica called out by female pro

  1. #1
    Gold ftpjesus's Avatar
    Reputation
    278
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Mesa AZ
    Posts
    2,198

    Nolan Dalla, Shaun Deeb, Chris Hanson, others from PokerNightInAmerica called out by female pro

    The following is a blog posting from female poker player Dr Jacklynn Moskow. The charges are pretty damning including Deeb making misogynist comments to Moskow as well as blatant anti-Semitism on parts of PKIA staff including apparently Nolan Dalla. I replied to the tweet originally taggin Deeb, Dalla and PKIA to respond to the accusations.. Doubt they will bother and think they can just make this go away. Further in the blog you will see several other female players confirmed the accusations and the misogyny etc going on.

    Racism & Sexual Harassment: The Reality of my Experience on Poker Night in America


    May 25, 2016







    In November 2014, I taped several episodes of Poker Night in America at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. Until now, I have remained publicly silent about the reality of my overall experience on the show, but, most specifically, with the production team. Now, however, I am no longer comfortable sitting idle and covering up what I believe to be abhorrent and inexcusable behavior.

    That November, I arrived in Pittsburgh with the misconception that I had been invited to play on the show by creative director Nolan Dalla because of my background in poker, which seemed obvious: the entirety of my income over the last three years has come from playing cash games full time. The first night there, I attended a cast outing at a bar near the casino where they were filming pre-game interviews. When I approached Todd Anderson (the show’s Creator and Producer) his first words to me were, "Why are you here? What, does Nolan have a thing for you?” I found this comment to be offensive, but could have never anticipated at the time how perfectly it would foreshadow events yet to come. Anderson went on to explain that he thought I would be appearing in an upcoming ladies only show, filming at Hard Rock in Florida, but that he had no idea I was coming to Pittsburgh. This made no sense to me: for over a month my name and photo had been widely circulated on internet promotional releases associated with the Pittsburgh tapings. As I perceived Anderson was anything but welcoming, I decided to walk away and speak with other people at the bar.

    I then spent a long time talking to various other “behind the scenes” individuals—cameramen, sound technicians, and other crew members—and was eventually introduced to Chris Hanson, the show’s on-screen Host. Outside of my experience with Anderson, it seemed as if the rest of the crew was comprised of genuinely nice people and so I expressed this sentiment to Hanson. His response? He looked me in the eye and said matter of factly, “The thing about Poker Night that makes it so great is that there are no Jews. Every other show on TV has Jews.” There have really only been a handful of times in my entire life that I have heard what I believed to be a truly anti-Semitic comment made, and it has always been by those ignorant of the fact that I, myself, am Jewish. I know very distinctly the difference between someone making a joke about Judaism (I make them all the time myself) and comments that are said from a place of pure hate; there was nothing about what Hanson said, nor his tone, as I perceived it, to indicate he was doing anything other than expressing his genuine feelings, unknowingly to a Jewish individual. My trip to Pittsburgh was off to a wonderful start.

    Later that same night, I received an Email from Dalla, addressed “Darling,” and advising me to arrive on set the following day “ready to play.” When I arrived I was immediately met with a sense that no one wanted me there. Anderson rolled his eyes when he saw me and said I could play only until Gavin Smith, who was going to be late, showed up. I sat down and played for about thirty minutes, then was asked to get up. Anderson suggested I leave the premises of the taping and said that someone would call me if a seat opened up. I decided to stay: I had flown to Pittsburgh at my own expense with the expectation of playing poker and intended to do so. I believed Anderson didn’t have any intention of calling me since, to me, he seemed so incredibly, not to mention unjustifiably, annoyed by my presence. Eventually an individual didn’t want to play anymore and I was able to play for the final three hours of taping that day. (As a side note, I was correct in thinking that staying in the room was the only way I was going to get a seat: when one finally opened up, someone at the table texted another cast member to hurry back into the room before I sat down.) At this point I was wearing a patch for the company "Red Chip Poker,” which I had been wearing all day (many people on the show wear patches for various poker related entities.) Soon after I had sat back down to play, Anderson stormed onto the set, incredibly irate, and demanded I remove the patch. He pulled me out of the game and yelled at me in front of the cast, crew, and live audience. I tried my best appear calm and unaffected, but internally I was focused on anything but the game.

    The next day I showed up on set again, as per Dalla’s instructions. This time I perceived Anderon’s vibe of “You don't belong here, we don’t want you here” as even more overwhelming. I was allowed to play for only two of the eight hours of taping. After the taping, however, Dalla apologized and told me that they hadn't “treat[ed] me right” and, to make up for it, I could have a seat in multiple upcoming Florida tapings of the show for the entirety of the eight hour sessions. I naively believed him. So, with filming wrapped, I was invited by Chris Capra, representative from 888poker.com, to attend a post-filming party at a local bar that night. Although the last thing I wanted to do was spend more time with these people, Capra had mentioned the possibility of his company sponsoring me, as they do Jessica Dawley, so I felt I had to attend anything he invited me to for the sake of that potential opportunity.

    Not wanting to be at the bar and extremely disappointed about my entire experience in Pittsburgh, I decided I was going to confront several individuals. First, I approached Hanson. I said, “Hey, do you remember the other night when you said that what makes the show so great is that there are no Jews involved?” He responded that he did. I proceeded to let him know that I am Jewish myself.

    After approaching Hanson, I decided Dalla was next. I let him know that Anderson had asked me if I was there because he “had a thing for me.” I genuinely expected some kind of apology, or perhaps for him to confirm that I was, in fact, there because I am a cash game poker player. I was completely appalled when he responded, “I do.” He then told the surrounding group, “Hey, watch this! I have wanted to do this for a long time.” He proceeded to thrust his head directly into my chest and cleavage and shake it back and forth. Capra witnessed this event while cheering on Dalla, along with a long-haired crew member named Mike. Prior to the motorboating, Dalla had given a toast to the cast/crew. After he touched my chest, he put his arm around me and whispered in my ear, “I was going to say something pretty disgusting about you during that toast, but I decided not to because you probably have to deal with that sort of thing all the time.” Yes, Dalla is such a noble man that rather than publicly embarrass and degrade me in front of 100% of those in attendance with his words alone, he opted for touching me in a manner that would legally be defined as sexual battery.

    My significant other at the time had accompanied me to Pittsburgh and was on the other side of the room during all of this. When he eventually crossed the room to join me, Dalla said to him, “I give you a lot of credit. It’s not easy having a hot wife. I know because I have had one for many years.” My boyfriend, of course, had no idea why this comment was made and I soon took him aside and let him know what had just occurred. We both agreed we needed to leave and said our goodbyes to a handful of people. Still, Dalla managed to find me yet again and informed me that he had found out about Hanson’s Jew comment. He said, “Really? You are Jewish? Usually I have strong opinions about Jews and Israel, but somehow the fact that you are Jewish makes you even hotter.” Although I shouldn’t have been surprised by what he said at this point, I was speechless.

    That night on my way back upstairs to my hotel room I passed Shaun Deeb. Unprompted, he informed me that, “women will always be inferior poker players” citing, “you are all too emotional” as his reason. Yes, the same Shaun Deeb who mockingly dressed up as a woman and played in the ladies event at the World Series of Poker.

    The next day I had the “pleasure” of encountering Dalla downstairs at the hotel lobby. He was discussing a neighborhood that he had visited for a meal with an African American man who was working at the front desk. The man said he had never heard of this neighborhood and Dalla responded, “Really? I would have thought you would know it, it’s filled with blacks.” I had spoken to this employee several times during my trip and had developed a friendly relationship with him. He looked over at me after Dalla said this and made a face that I can best describe as, “what the fuck?” I gave him my best, “I am so sorry, this man is out of his mind” look in response.

    A few days after the Pittsburgh tapings concluded, I received an email from Dalla with Anderson cc’d, informing me that I could no longer play on Poker Night at the Florida tapings. I was already incredibly upset about how I was treated by Anderson, how I was forced to endure anti-Semitic comments by Hanson and Dalla, and how I was publicly groped by Dalla, but now I was being cut from all of the Florida tapings. While I had mixed feelings about ever being associated with the show or any of these individuals again, I still didn’t think it was fair that I should miss out on an opportunity in the industry to promote women in poker just because the show’s Creative Director is in my opinion, ironically, a misogynistic asshole. Within a few days of being cut from the show, and after a series of Emails and texts, I was told I could play in Florida again by Capra.

    When the Florida tapings occurred a few weeks later, I was given more insight into Anderson’s character and agenda. The night before taping “Ladies Night,” a group of about twenty of us headed to dinner and Anderson ended up on my side of the table. Someone brought up Melissa Burr’s name and how she was supposed to do the show, but had unfortunately canceled. Anderson then asked me, my boyfriend, and Tommy Bates (Poker Room Director for Hard Rock Tampa), “What? Is she really hot or something?” I refused to respond, thinking that it was both inappropriate and degrading to openly debate her physical attributes. Melissa has proven herself to be amongst today’s top poker minds and, in addition to her track record, has a public persona that is more than qualifying. Furthermore, I wondered, are the men who are invited to do the show “really hot or something?” Or is that only a requirement for females? Take a look at the recurring cast of men who appear on the show and ask yourself that very question. I understand many will respond, “that is just how TV works” and that it is the nature of our society to want to stare at attractive females on TV, a topic which is outside the scope of this blog. However, I will preemptively counter that argument by pointing out that poker is a game of skill, one that many consider a “sport”, and that accordingly this show aired on a sports network, perhaps one of the only places on television where physical appearance doesn’t get you very far.

    The next day, when the taping of “Ladies Night” began, the energy towards me again felt extremely negative and reminiscent of Pittsburgh in that I felt unwelcome. While playing, I looked across the table and saw a man who had grabbed my ass at the bar in Pittsburgh. I had not known then that he was a cameraman for the show: when it had happened, I thought he was a random Pittsburgh local. I don’t know the cameraman’s name, but he is very tall and overweight and I could certainly recognize him again if given the opportunity. I was then aware that there were two people in the room who had inappropriately groped me, both working for the show.

    The game was to tape for eight hours with a dinner break at the halfway point. There were nine women in the game and three alternates on site. We were told that the alternates would only play if we busted out of the game and did not rebuy. The first alternate gained a seat after a player was stacked twice and chose not to buy in a third time. While filming, I got up to go to the bathroom and the second alternate told me excitedly, “They promised me they would have a seat for me after dinner.” I returned to the game wondering how they could make such a promise without knowing if someone else was going to voluntarily leave the game. I saw Dalla and Anderson whispering off set and looking at me; I got the sinking feeling that they were going to give my seat away and kick me off the show yet again without warning. Between this and the sighting of the cameraman (the ass grabber), I was completely distracted and had an incredibly hard time focusing on the game. Sure enough, at the dinner break, Anderson told me he was giving my seat away, and, “I don’t want to hear a fucking thing from you about it.” My seat was then given to a woman on the alternate list. When the third alternate wanted a seat they had the ladies in the game play a hand blindly. The winner got a little over 2K in exchange for her seat. I was the only player who got kicked out of the game when I wanted to keep playing without compensation.

    In the aftermath, I did several interviews about the show, but decided not to speak negatively about my experience even though I was well aware that what occurred was outrageous and beyond inappropriate. I even found myself making excuses for things such as why Anderson kicked me off the show. Why did I do this? Why did I stay silent about what had occurred? Why was I protecting them? I did this in part, because I was embarrassed. Additionally, I did this because I was afraid of how the show would edit the footage of me (or retaliate in some other way.) Mostly, however, I stayed quiet because I was worried I’d burn way too many bridges in an already very small poker community. Dalla has been a huge name in the poker world for several decades and is extremely well connected. As a purely cash game player, my name is not “known” for tournament scores. Additionally, when I play online I use Bovada (which does not display screen names) and am thus anonymous in the internet poker world as well. I felt Anderson and Dalla had done an excellent job of making it clear to me in Pittsburgh that I was “no one” in my industry and that I didn’t matter. Jennifer Tilly attended the same Pittsburgh tapings I attended and Dalla would never have done to her what he did to me. Why? Because her name “matters.” (This is in no way a dig at Jen, I always find her a complete pleasure to be around.) I sat with everything that had occurred at Poker Night eating away at me for over a solid year, reminded of it every time I heard an episode was airing, every time I read a discussion online about the treatment and shortage of women in poker, or anytime anyone asked me about my appearance on the show. I knew I didn’t deserve to be singled out or harassed. I had behaved professionally. In my opinion, it was the employees of the show who did not.

    In December 2015 the taping of the second Florida “Ladies Night” show occurred. Just knowing that the crew was back in town was so disturbing to me that I refused to even show up at Hard Rock at all (the cardroom I was playing the most hours in during this period.) It was at this point I realized staying quiet about what happened was affecting me more than it had ever before. I was contacted by many of the women who played previously, and also some male players, all asking if I would be playing again. But I had no decent response as to why I wouldn’t be there. It felt like retaliation for events that were perpetrated upon me, none of which were my fault, but, rather, the fault of employees of the show. Why should I miss out on opportunities in the industry because Dalla is a sexist pervert, Dalla and Hanson are anti-Semites, and Anderson and Capra condone their unprofessional behavior by knowing about it and doing nothing? At this point I made it clear to the show that I would no longer stay quiet.

    An investigation then began by Human Resources for Rush Street Gaming and a man named Marco Leal. His first offer to me, in exchange for signing a release stating I would not speak about what occurred on the show, was to appear on Poker Night this coming August at Hard Rock, along with a $5000 “appearance fee” or, alternatively, to take a $7500 cash settlement. I turned down both offers. I let them know that no amount of appearances would be worth my future association with their show. I had no desire to put myself in physical proximity with the individuals who run and operate the show ever again and didn’t even want my likeness to be associated with the show in any way, either. I informed Leal that I had never signed a release with Poker Night to begin with and that I would like all recordings of me removed from the internet. Leal responded by saying that all episodes in which I appeared were being removed and that the cash offer to stay silent was increased to $20,000. I let him know that while the videos that I appeared in had been made “private” on Poker Night’s YouTube channel, many videos of me still appeared in various other places online. He asked me to send him links of everywhere the footage remained and promised to remove them all. So I did. He then made reference to looking for video footage of Dalla touching me and said the “settlement number would be higher” if there was some kind of evidence to support my claim.

    It was not until Leal made mention of the word “evidence” that I realized that all events that occurred were being disputed. When I questioned Leal about this, he informed me that Dalla said I was making absolutely everything up, now, over a year later. I brought up the fact that I had text messages that were sent between Capra and myself, in which he acknowledged what occurred, apologized for Hanson’s remarks, called Dalla’s behavior— which he witnessed— “inexcusable,” apologized for “instigating it”, and then was so kind as to jokingly suggest that maybe I needed Linda Kenney Baden, an attorney who also appeared on the show, with me at the bar. Leal told me that when Capra was questioned about these text messages he replied that they had not been “authenticated” (clearly advise from his legal team, in my opinion.) Outraged by Dalla’s denial of the events and by Capra’s implication that I was being untruthful, I suggested that Leal obtain the text message records from either Capra’s cell phone carrier or my carrier (as I know the texts exist and I have nothing to hide.) In fact, I emphatically encouraged him to obtain the records. In my possession, I still had a physical iPhone with these messages attached to his cell phone number and let Leal know he was free to take a look at that, as well. Additionally, I informed him that I had an Email that went out to thirty friends, family members, and fellow poker players detailing my experience on the show, sent just a couple of days after the events occurred, and that he was free to “authenticate” that Email if he so chose. A close family friend and fellow poker player had responded to my account of the events in Pittsburgh that he was not surprised by Dalla’s behavior, as he had witnessed Dalla being thrown out of the Bellagio in 2009 after an altercation with a cocktail waitress: I told Leal of this, too. Also, I informed Leal that I had told fellow female poker players Danielle Anderson and Lauren Billings about my experience right after it occurred and that Danielle had even made reference to it in this interview: http://www.pokerupdate.com/interview...-and-misogyny/ Leal told me that he was going to authenticate the text messages, look at my Email from the days after the Pittsburgh filming, speak to Lauren and Danielle, and get back to me.

    At this point I suppose my “evidence” was becoming a little too overwhelming because I never heard from Leal again. Instead, I received a letter from an attorney stating that she represented Rush Street Productions, LLC (“RSP”) and informing me that: a) I was no longer to communicate with Leal, and b) their offer was $15,000 with the expectation of me signing a release not to discuss my claims. I never, at any point in time, accepted this offer. I did, however, respond by asking what had become of the previous offer of $20,000. In response, I received an incredibly condescending and absurd letter stating I was “bluffing” and that the number had never been $20,000. This letter also informed me that Poker Night would not be removing any footage of me from the internet. The attorney then gave me an extended deadline to accept their money. I purposely let this deadline pass, instead choosing to tell my story publicly. I want to be crystal clear that $15,000 is not “pocket change” for me: in fact, I still have six-figure debt from attending medical school and could certainly use the money. I turned down the money because I decided my story was far more important than money. I decided that compromising my integrity did not have a price tag and that my silence could not be bought.

    On March 14th, a female poker player who knew about what Dalla did to me, sent me this video in which Dalla urges women who have been harassed in the poker industry to come forward with their stories and call out the perpetrators: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=...&v=WOBqFfWTOgQ. The video was so disgustingly hypocritical that I took to Twitter that same day and announced that I would be telling this story. Given that I had elected not to accept the settlement offer by Rush Street Gaming, LLC, that I had recently mentioned having a negative experience with Poker Night, and specifically Dalla, on Limon’s weekly Poker Sesh podcast, and, along with having stated on that same podcast that I would soon be discussing these events in detail, I have to believe that Dalla knew his time was running out. To me, it seems that the release of this video was his pre-emptive attempt at damage control. Given his reputation in the industry, (so many people who have heard my story have told me they were “not surprised” by what he did) and given my story itself, which is based on events witnessed by others and backed by evidence, I find it laughable: I genuinely laughed (while appalled) the first time I saw it.

    It was suggested to me that I provide pieces of evidence within this post (texts, emails, legal letters, etc) and I have decided not to, as I will first give all parties involved the opportunity to come forward, apologize, and acknowledge that my account of these events is in fact accurate. Should any parties publicly proclaim that I am being dishonest, I will then release relevant documents.

    One female poker player has already apologized to me for not being able to promote this blog post once it goes live. She said she is afraid that if she does it will damage her relationship with various entities related to her poker career. Can I blame her? Certainly not, as it was a similar sort of fear that kept me quiet about my experience for well over a year.

    That being said, I am clearly no longer afraid of any consequences related to coming forward with this story, and am not, in the least, concerned with any potential repercussions or bad press I may endure.

    As a final note about Poker Night, I do not want Dalla, Anderson, Hanson, or Capra’s behavior to in any way reflect negatively amongst other individual’s who are closely tied to the show and who did nothing wrong. I got to know both Tom Schneider and Greg Mueller while in Pittsburgh and think very highly of both of them. Matt Glantz, David Baker, Jennifer Tilly, Gavin Smith, and Phil Hellmuth were also all in attendance at this taping and none of them have ever done wrong by me. It is my understanding that everyone I have listed above knew nothing about what occurred until recently, if at all.

    So, Dalla, in your interview with Matt Savage you said it was incumbent upon those being mistreated to call out their harassers. I’ve done as you’ve instructed: you’ve been called out.

    Your move

     
    Comments
      
      Charham: Interesting story

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by ftpjesus View Post
    He looked me in the eye and said matter of factly, “The thing about Poker Night that makes it so great is that there are no Jews. Every other show on TV has Jews.”
    Weird that he said that because Matt Glantz was on a lot of episodes and he is as Jewish as they get. I also thought he was part of the production team.

  3. #3
    Nolan Dalla just tweeted out "Allegations against me/PNiA ludicous. All of it. I'll post reply ASAP, showing how accuser BEGGED to be on show and when denied goes batshit"


    I think she is full of shit. A lot of Jews play the antisemitism card when things don't go their way. One of the partners of the show, Matt Glantz, is a Jew: http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom...Poker-Pro-Matt.

    And then after the horrible experience she had during the 1st taping, she took another trip for a 2nd taping?

     
    Comments
      
      sah_24: +1 , typical female who wants to benefit from here looks then cries foul . . .

  4. #4


    Yes, Nolan Dalla probably motorboated those titties.

     
    Comments
      
      Tellafriend: prob wouldn't hit it

  5. #5
    Owner Dan Druff's Avatar
    Reputation
    4303
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    29,641
    Blog Entries
    2
    A STATEMENT FROM NOLAN DALLA


    Jaclynn Moskow made some very serious allegations against me and the staff of “Poker Night in America” recently. I was deeply saddened and troubled by the charges. That's because I do take matters of harassment and racism very seriously and have fought most of my life against those evils. If the charges were in ANY way true, I would be the first to take personal responsibility and apologize for those actions. If they were true, in ANY fashion, I would also apologize to Ms. Moscow.

    However, since they are NOT true, not true in any way whatsoever, I see no reason to apologize. However, given the serious weight of the accusations, I do feel it appropriate to address the charges here in public, one by one.

    [By the way, this will be a very detailed post. If you are looking for cliff notes, you might want to skip the rest of the narrative.]

    Sometime about two years ago, Ms. Moskow emailed me privately and asked to come on the show, which was being filmed at various casino stops around the country. I’m a big believer in giving new people a shot and welcomed Ms. Moskow’s interest in appearing as a cash game player. Things were left pretty much at that until the 2014 WSOP (nearly two years ago) where Ms. Moskow came up to me and introduced herself to me in person at the Rio. We chatted and agreed to stay in touch, particularly regarding her coming on the show at an upcoming stop.

    Several months later, the PNiA crew went to Pittsburgh to film at The Rivers. Ms. Moscow had previously mentioned she was from Pittsburgh (she may have went to school there -- I don’t recall exactly the details). This seemed like the perfect fit for her to appear on PNiA. She was issued an invitation by me to come to Pittsburgh and we agreed to have her play as much as time would allow. Like with all players who come on the show, we can't make guarantees because the game is so unpredictable.

    I have all the emails between us leading up to the event (and can share them, if there’s any doubt as to how I/we handled this matter -- which was ALWAYS with the utmost professionalism). I would be glad to share them with all media upon request -- e-mail me at: nolandalla@gmail.com. In the interest of brevity, I will not list them all here.

    We finally arrived in Pittsburgh in Nov. 2014 and the cash game went off without incident -- or so I thought.

    During our time on the set, I do remember specifically going out of my way to make sure Ms. Moscow felt welcomed on the show. I try to do this with all the players. We interviewed her in front of the cameras and asked about her personal and poker background. We gave her every opportunity to do well and shine as a player and personality. Unfortunately, she did not do well in the game, and ended up losing money. I do not recall the amounts.

    After the cash game filming one night, the players and crew went to a local tavern, which was walking distance between the casino and the hotel where many of the players were staying. This is the location where some of the ALLEGED incidents took place, at least the past with me where I was supposedly involved.

    I have pretty good recall of my most embarrassing moments, and like anyone who goes through life, I’ve had a few. Okay, more than a few. But the horrific allegations made by Ms. Moskow are so ludicrous and out of character for me that frankly, I’m not sure exactly how to address them. First, I’ve never heard the term “motorboarding” before. With all due respect to Ms. Moskow, there’s nothing I find the least bit attractive about her, and to allege I made some physical advance at her in a very public place is something that I completely deny. Sadly I can’t prove that it didn’t happen. But I can stand by my 25 years in poker and my experience with hundreds of female poker players, perhaps thousands over the years, which has been always conducted professionally.

    While inside the tavern, we were surrounded by dozens of people and nothing that took place was out of the ordinary according to me or anyone I saw that night. Like any bar, I am sure some drinking went on and people had fun. Moreover, that same evening I proposed a toast to a staff member who had died the previous month (his name was Joe Sartori). We all took a moment of silence to raise our glasses and remember Joe, which was beautiful. Anyone who was at the bar that night should remember the entire point of the toast was to remember Joe. Yet somehow, now I read Ms. Moskow’s charges which insisted that the toast was about her, or going to be about her, and that she was somehow called out in the public place. This is simply not true and there was an entire room full of people who remember that we toasted Joe. Frankly, I’m disgusted Ms. Moscow would take a solemn moment to somehow believe the toast or the remarks had anything to do with her. She had nothing to do with the toast and I have no idea what she’s talking about when making accusations that I’m sexist or an anti-Semite.

    After we left Pittsburgh, I heard nothing about anything that had allegedly happened in the tavern that night. Not from Ms. Moskow. Not from anyone on staff. Not from any of the perhaps 20-30 people who were there. NO ONE said I was out of line or asked me about making sexist or anti-Semitic remarks. Not a text. Not an e-mail. Not a conversation. No one called me out or noted that I had misbehaved in any manner.

    Soon after we left Pittsburgh, Todd Anderson and I talked as we always did after TV shootings. We were planning the lineup for an event a few weeks later at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL. Again, I can’t recall the exact conversation, but we agreed that the lineup was already full for the LADIES NIGHT. So, I sent Ms. Moskow the following e-mail:
    ...........................

    From: Nolan Dalla <nolandalla@gmail.com>
    Date: Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 12:34 PM
    Subject: Re: tomorrow
    To: "Dr. Jaclynn M. Moskow" <jaclynn.moskow@gmail.com>, Todd Anderson <todd@pokernight.com>


    Hi Jaclynn:

    It was nice seeing you in Pittsburgh. I'm sorry things didn't go as well as we hoped. It's very unusual for players NOT to bust out, but we had so few people go broke that it meant less time for the alternate players, including yourself. Still, I'm glad you got some face time on the table.

    I'm sorry to inform you that we are now way overbooked for Florida. It's simply not going to be possible to have you on the show. The response has been beyond what we can absorb, since we can only invite about a dozen or so players for each event. So, given there are so many personalities in Florida already with reservations to play, we have to make some tough decisions.

    I hope you'll understand this isn't personal at all, nor any reflection on your talent as a poker pro. It's simply a television decision which is necessary based on a nice problem for us to have -- which is more and more people wanting to play and be on the show.

    Thank you again for coming to Pittsburgh. I'm sure we'll be seeing each other down the road.



    Regards,



    -- Nolan

    ............................

    I thought this was a polite but also a clear explanation that Ms. Moskow wasn’t going to be invited to the Florida stop. Yet somehow, when the event took place a few weeks later, Ms. Moskow showed up and to my surprise was seated at the table. Again, all this took place about 18 months ago -- I do not recall how exactly she ended up in the cash game. I might have not been there in the first hour when players were seated. I can't remember every detail about every show we film.

    So. Ms. Moskow was eager to be there with us again (despite the alleged harassment). She played again, and unfortunately things did not go well for her. I did some announcing that day on the set and remember she did play in the game during a portion when I was at table side. However, I certainly do not recall any incident with any of the staff or Chris Hanson, or anyone else which was part of her charges. Certainly, Chris Hanson is about as nice and honest a decent a person as I've ever met. Those charges leveled at him are simply not accurate at to who he is and what he stands for.

    So, Ms. Moskow was given a SECOND opportunity to appear on the show (mistakenly) and once again, wasn’t someone we thought as an A-Lister to be invited back again. We thought that was the last of her at least for a while, but she continued to reach out to us, wanting to come back on the show again.

    In the next few months, Ms. Moskow sent some e-mails to the staff. At this point, she began to be what I would call “high maintenance.” We’ve had more than 150 people appear on the show in the last three years, and no one has ever asked to be consulted on the editing of the show. Apparently, Ms. Moskow was troubled that she might look bad in the final edit, and so she was determined to try and get us to show her in the best possible light. Frankly, I do not disparage this. We all want to look our best and be respected on national television. That said, we pretty much agreed by that point that Ms. Mokow wasn’t in our future plans.

    Although Ms. Moscow claims she was harassed and made to feel like a target, here’s the COMPLETE e-mail she sent to me and staff a few weeks after Pittsburgh and Florida -- AFTER THE HARASSMENT. Note, there is NO HINT of any incident nor the least hesitation about coming onto PNiA again the future:

    ..........

    Dr. Jaclynn M. Moskow <jaclynn.moskow@gmail.com>


    12/11/14


    to Christopher, Todd, me


    Hey guys. I am in the process of answering some written interview questions about myself and playing on Poker Night and before I voluntarily throw myself and my play under the bus, I wanted to check with you guys regarding what you intend to air. More specifically, when I spazzed out and played like a clown in a hand vs Jamie Kerstetter in FL and vs. Hellmuth in Pittsburgh - are those hands likely to air? I was never asked any questions about those hands during interviews at Poker Night, but if they will soon be on national TV as well as internationally on the Internet, I will address them either in this current interview that I am working on or down the road in another forum like a blog post. If need be, I can explain what I was/wasn't thinking in those hands and in general those days on set, including some behind the scenes stuff that I wish I had not allowed to tilt me (tilting those days was a huge leak on my part and was very eye opening to me as a player.)

    Thanks for any guidance on this and thanks again for the opportunity to play on your show. Despite all the confusion and miscommunication surrounding my involvement, I hope it ends up being positive for you. I understand if you don't know yet about the footage, but I heard the female episodes start airing in less than a month, so I figured you may have an idea soon.

    .............

    It's very puzzling that ALL Ms. MosKow seems to be concerned with (in this and every other email is her image on TV -- NOTHING about incidents in a bar in Pittsburgh or being accosted by staff in Florida).

    And so, nearly a year passed. A YEAR.

    In early December 2015 (six months ago), that's when I first heard allegations that were being made by Ms. MosKow, not only against me, but also against colleagues and some other players. I couldn’t believe what I was reading when I saw an email she sent, hoping to get compensated. This was so far out of left field, I didn’t even bother worrying about it. At that time, her plea to 888.poker was sent to me, where she BEGS the site to do the following:

    ..............

    “I am no longer comfortable sitting idle and acting as if these things did not happen. It has affected me personally and professionally. I deserve to be compensated for what I endured while taping the show - for the groping, the sexual harassment, the anti-Semitic remarks, etc. I would consider monetary compensation and/or paid seats on all future ladies and other mixed shows like Jessica gets (this time harassment free). This type of resolution would have to happen quickly, as I have no interest in dragging this out any longer.

    Please let me know as soon as possible whether you are interested in discussing a settlement so that I can proceed accordingly.”

    ...............

    So, Ms. Moscow wanted to come back on PNiA -- REPEATEDLY -- was denied the opportunity, a full year passed, and then she decided to contact 888poker, which had paid her a small stipend to wear a patch on one of the shows at one time. To the best of my knowledge, 888poker ignored the shakedown.

    I paid this e-mail and the matter no attention whatsoever, since the smoking gun here was obviously a way to receive compensation. Everything in the allegations was so ridiculous, yet casino lawyers and corporations sometimes do strange things which even I can’t explain. Sometime in March 2016, unbeknownst to me, Rush Street Gaming offered Ms. Moscow some kind of settlement. Again, I didn’t talk to anyone with the company, so I have no idea as to the details or their line of thinking. Obviously, offering her anything was absurd, but then again, I’m not a corporate attorney.

    I have much more extensive materials (it took me some time to search engine the old emails, which is why I’m responding somewhat later). Ms. Moscow apparently had very high hopes of being a star on the show, and it didn’t pan out that way. I am truly sorry for that disappointment. No one likes to see someone having their dreams or ambitions crushed, and despite these horrible things that were said about me, I do feel sorry that Ms. Moscow believes she had a bad experience on the show.

    Yet, at least 150 other people, pros and amateurs alike, have appeared on the show, and most have had a blast. This includes dozens of female players. In fact, I made certain that PNiA disproportionally went out of its way to give female players a chance to shine in the cash games. Ask anyone who has appeared on the show, and I would be shocked if anyone has the same recollections or experiences as Ms. Moscow.

    On a personal level, I am very hurt by this. It's just wrong to have to face such nonsense. Over the years, I have gone out of my way to reach out and help people when I could, to no benefit of my own, and tried to be as fair as possible. In my 25 years in this business, I have developed what I think is a well-deserved reputation as a good person and someone who promotes and respects women, both at the table and in social situations. Tragically, all the good deeds over a few decades can be undone by a single accusation or suspicion, if it’s widely believed.

    In the past, my personal writings (at my website) make me an inviting target. I realize my tact and taste in content and language does not suit everyone. I can piss off a lot of people with my opinions. Yet despite writing some crazy things, at times, I have consistently upheld certain principles about fairness and equality for all. I’ve said before, that I do have many faults. But sexism nor anti-Semitism are not among them.

    The allegations as I read them are simply not reflective of reality. They do not reflect me or my character. And, they are not representative of my colleagues.

    I realize that we live in a scandal-plagued society and that ugly allegations makes for daily entertainment. Yes, sexism and misogyny and anti-Semitism ARE real problems in the world. They might even be problems in poker, to some extent. However, I hope I can call upon those know know my character over 25 years in this business and call upon those who were there at the various tapings to consider all sides of what happened.

    I hope this will give some measure of explanation for the course of events which were described by Ms. Moscow.


    -- Nolan Dalla


    PS: (1) In her allegations, Ms. Moskow claims I was thrown out of the Bellagio in 2009 for something to do with a cocktail waitress. This is utterly preposterous. I initially responded to that allegation on social media because it was so absurd, that it DOES call into serious question the remainder of her outlandish claims. Again, there is no evidence nor did any incident EVER took place at the Bellagio or any other casino where I have been removed or asked to leave the premisis. This is just made up garbage, like the rest of the content in her post. (2) Like what other chargers were written, the incident with the Black hotel desk clerk is at best an exaggeration, and at worst a complete fabrication. Just as the Bellagio claim is false, this too comes out of nowhere with no basis. Sadly, Ms. Moskow seems to be insinuating I'm anti-Black, another false charge disproven by years of writings and deeds to the contrary.

  6. #6
    Owner Dan Druff's Avatar
    Reputation
    4303
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    29,641
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by TheXFactor View Post


    Yes, Nolan Dalla probably motorboated those titties.
    Another Jewish female poker player with a lot of variance.

    I don't find her attractive at all in the above pic, yet she looks pretty good in this one:


     
    Comments
      
      LarryLaffer: who's that guy on the far right

  7. #7
    Owner Dan Druff's Avatar
    Reputation
    4303
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    29,641
    Blog Entries
    2
    Enter Vanessa Selbst the social justice warrior:


     
    Comments
      
      sah_24: The incredible leaps in logic by libtards like her lol

  8. #8
    Owner Dan Druff's Avatar
    Reputation
    4303
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    29,641
    Blog Entries
    2
    I don't like Vanessa's position.

    Questioning the credibility of odd stories is fine.

    Women are owed a voice to confront their accusers, but that also gives the public the right to question details which don't add up (or to ask for proof which the victim claims to be holding back).

  9. #9
    Owner Dan Druff's Avatar
    Reputation
    4303
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    29,641
    Blog Entries
    2
    This image contradicts Dalla's claim that she lost in Pittsburgh:




    According to Chris Baud:

    Baker lost $15,000 in the game, the other losers were Hellmuth, Gavin Smith, Asher Conniff, David Eldridge and Matt Glantz.
    ... which would explain how it appears "everyone" won in the above graphic. They just didn't list the losers.


    Still, it's possible she won $1100 while still being embarrassed about two hands she played.

  10. #10
    Serial Blogger BeerAndPoker's Avatar
    Reputation
    1348
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    9,860
    Blog Entries
    20
    I'll post my take of this but I will listen to Jaclynn's interview on Friday with ChicagoJoey.

    Jaclynn Moskow heard about this show and as an upcoming female in cash she wanted to get her name out there.

    Moskow emailed to be on the show and Nolan Dalla tried to help her out as he claims.

    Once she played on the show they realized how boring she was for the game. I caught a short amount of a show with her that I believe aired on twitch (maybe 30 minutes) and she seemed boring for television. By that I mean she wasn't splashing around in many pots or talking very much. You need to have one or both of these qualities for a televised cash game otherwise they don't want you on it unless you are in an elite category of players.

    Replacing a player or several at the dinner break is very common on this show so they thought it was time to give her spot to another person. Perhaps her replacement was older and less to look at but she might be better for the game so they went with her. Their are a few guys I've heard in the past that TV shows don't want on their TV poker program due to them being too nitty or having no personality so this isn't a thing towards females.

    Jaclynn wanted fame so badly and was very pissed that in her short sample of play she lost money (or missed opportunities to make some). She also was uncomfortable with the way she played a few hands and thought it would hurt her in the future for whatever reason it might be.

    Moskow wanted back on the show again and they likely ignored her for a while. She was so desperate that she showed up at a TV airing they didn't invite her to hoping she could be on the show. Most likely she fabricated some story to get on which a lot of people who show up on this program are fill ins that are in the area for the tournament event that is going on that weekend. Some will play it if they don't run deep in the mtt but others do show up exclusively for the cash game.

    She played the racist/sexist/religious discrimination card because of what went down. Perhaps something was said by someone on the production team or she heard stories in the past and just decided to roll with them. I wouldn't be surprised if certain things on the set did offend her such as certain jokes but I highly doubt Dalla was motorboating (or motorboarding as he said it) them titties. It is possible people on the staff talked about her rack though either to her face or she overheard it.

    PNIA wanted nothing more to do with Moskow and she probably tried to extort them for money for over a year with no luck of getting what she felt was fair so she decided to bring this public.

    Her story likely contains some facts and mostly over exaggerations of what went on. When a female sits with a table full of guys who drop guy humor a female could take it personally where they don't feel disgusted not to be there if the conversation goes too far. Perhaps something like this happened and maybe it's even recorded on the tapes but the key here is if she is lying about the motorboating, any ass grabbing,etc... If all that didn't happen then the rest of her story looks like total bullshit.

    In the end she is probably just really bitter about how the show would make her come off and the fact they didn't want her on it anymore. If it worked out where she became a regular then perhaps this story with all it's truths, half truths, and lies never comes to light.

    I do think somewhere along the way she felt she had a case to hold something against the show to extort money from them for whatever "really happened" but her claims are so wild that I'm not sure anyone out there will believe everything she is saying to be truthful.
    BeerAndPoker Blog: Click HERE
    Twitter: @BeersAndPokers

  11. #11
    Owner Dan Druff's Avatar
    Reputation
    4303
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    29,641
    Blog Entries
    2
    I think most of what BeerAndPoker said above is correct. His take on the events is probably fairly close to the truth.

    One of my biggest problems with Jaclynn's complaints is the fact that there are too many villains in the story.

    She had so many SEPARATE negative interactions with different people, all of whom supposedly treated her poorly for no reason, and some of whom acted out of character.

    For example, Chris Hanson supposedly remarked to her (not knowing she was Jewish) that Poker Night in America is "different because we don't have Jews on here."

    First off, that comment is highly unlikely, given that the company producing it is owned by Jews, and Matt Glantz (another Jew) got involved with it in 2016.

    But second, even if Hanson was a raging anti-Semite, it is unlikely he would share this opinion with a stranger he just met. How come we don't have any other stories of Hanson bashing Jews to relative strangers?

    Then we have Shaun Deeb who supposedly bashed women out of the blue, while talking to Jaclynn.

    Then we have Nolan Dalla who supposedly motorboated her breasts out of the blue, without permission or any warning that he would do so.

    Then we have Todd Anderson who was supposedly hostile to her from the start.

    Most of these people allegedly committed these offenses within MINUTES of meeting her.

    Why does it seem that everyone who comes into contact with Jaclynn Moskow is so awful? I can understand if she was claiming that this was a group bullying sort of thing, but she's claiming that all of these incidents happened separate from one another, and while she was alone with each of these people (with the exception of Dalla's motorboating).

    Had she simply accused one person of wrongdoing (such as Dalla motorboating her), I might be more inclined to believe her claims.

    Her story is also a bit doubtful because there seems to be fairly clear evidence that she was obsessed with appearing on more Poker Night in America programs, to the point where she showed up to the Florida taping after being told that she was not invited back. It also seems likely that she was demanding further (paid) appearances on the show as "compensation" for the incidents she described in her blog. That makes her motivations suspect. Had she simply reported all of this without having a history of using it to get something she wanted, her story would have more credibility.

    Also, it is peculiar that she was so obsessed with returning to the show (to the point of showing up uninvited in Florida) after the supposedly humiliating and nasty way she was treated at the Pittsburgh episode.

    I do find a few holes in Dalla's version of events. For example, he does not make it completely clear that he had zero physical contact with her at the bar. He denies "motorboarding" her, but stops short of saying that they had no physical contact whatsoever, which you would think would be something he would try to get across if that were true. He also claims she lost while playing on the show's Pittsburgh episode, but the image I posted a few messages above demonstrates she actually won.

    Most importantly, I am not sure I believe Dalla's account that he "doesn't know why" the parent company offered her $15,000 for her silence. While it's possible they simply offered the money because she was a headache and they wanted her to go away, it is hard for me to believe that they didn't consult him along the way (since he was a major part of the story) and involve him in the entire process. Companies rarely hand out that type of money without at least corroborating the accuser's story to some degree.

    Finally, look at this March 10, 2016 video of Dalla:




    Something seems off about this. Seems very forced to me. I suspect he might have made this video (with the help of friend Matt Savage) in order to combat a potential lawsuit related to this matter. The timing of this video is only a few months after she started writing to 888 and demanding things out of them, as a result of Dalla's supposed behavior.


    Still, I don't give much weight to this entire story. Too many holes. Too many perpetrators. Too many longtime-known names in poker acting what seems to be out of character.

    There might be small bits of truth in this whole story. I doubt she made up everything. However, I think her version of events likely differs a good deal from reality.

    I believe she is now taking a "scorched earth" approach to the matter, seeking to bring down anyone who made the decision to keep her off the show. I believe the publicity she thought she'd gain from appearing on the show was worth more to her than $15,000, which is why she turned down the settlement and instead was pressing for further appearances.

    She claims to have proof that will back up her claims. It is imperative that she posts this immediately. She said that she would post the proof if the accused refused to acknowledge what they did.

    Well, Nolan denied it, as did Shaun Deeb.

    Time to post the evidence.

  12. #12
    It was a crowded bar, so the first thing to do is interview the people at the party. I suspect the attorney did that before the offer went out so there may be something there. The rest of the story sounds like exaggerations and hurt feelings. But she claims to have evidence, so lets see. It is always amazing how people see the facts so differently when involved in the same event.
    The most interesting part of the story, though, is the lengths people will go for a little fame! Thats the story I want to hear more about, people debasing themselves to get on reality shows.... desperate bachelorette contestants trying to get ON the show.

  13. #13
    Serial Blogger BeerAndPoker's Avatar
    Reputation
    1348
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    9,860
    Blog Entries
    20
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    One of my biggest problems with Jaclynn's complaints is the fact that there are too many villains in the story.

    She had so many SEPARATE negative interactions with different people, all of whom supposedly treated her poorly for no reason, and some of whom acted out of character.
    This is what is incredibly hard for me to believe that all of these encounters happened over a day or two of playing.

    As I said in my previous post I wouldn't be surprised if an weird situation or two occurred that she is embellishing on.

    For argument sake let's assume for a minute that 90% of her story is actually true? I am curious how she is going to prove it to a point where the majority will believe her?

    When you get caught up in too many lies in a story even the facts that might have happened that were negative towards her people will question or not even care about because she will have lost all credibility at that point.

    Hopefully ChicagoJoey don't softball her all the way through his interview. I encourage people to tweet at him saying "please ask the tough questions so we can get to the bottom of this".
    BeerAndPoker Blog: Click HERE
    Twitter: @BeersAndPokers

  14. #14
    Here's poker pro Anthony Zinno motorboating Gavin Smith last year.


     
    Comments
      
      Charham: take it down, hurts my eyes to see that :-)

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    This image contradicts Dalla's claim that she lost in Pittsburgh:




    According to Chris Baud:

    Baker lost $15,000 in the game, the other losers were Hellmuth, Gavin Smith, Asher Conniff, David Eldridge and Matt Glantz.
    ... which would explain how it appears "everyone" won in the above graphic. They just didn't list the losers.


    Still, it's possible she won $1100 while still being embarrassed about two hands she played.
    That's only Day 2 results, she could have lost big on Day 1 which would make her a net loser... she said she played multiple days
    I write things about poker at my Poker Blog and elsewhere on the Internets

  16. #16


    She planned on coming out with this story over 2 months ago.

    Druff so certain that she's a lying cunt.

    It happens all the time, girl turns down $20K so she can make up lies and talk shit about a guy she hardly knows.

  17. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by TheXFactor View Post
    Here's poker pro Anthony Zinno motorboating Gavin Smith last year.

    I find it hard to believe that Nolan Dalla would do this to her in public without there being more to the story.

    Also, if you're head-counting the Jews, don't forget Mike Matusow.

  18. #18
    Owner Dan Druff's Avatar
    Reputation
    4303
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    29,641
    Blog Entries
    2
    A source familiar with the situation told me the following:

    - When Rush Street Gaming's lawyers offered Jaclynn $15,000, she countered with a demand for $100,000

    - Rush Street Gaming will be putting out a statement this afternoon reporting the $100k demand, along with some other pertinent information regarding the situation

  19. #19
    Owner Dan Druff's Avatar
    Reputation
    4303
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    29,641
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by TheXFactor View Post


    She planned on coming out with this story over 2 months ago.

    Druff so certain that she's a lying cunt.

    It happens all the time, girl turns down $20K so she can make up lies and talk shit about a guy she hardly knows.
    There is no question she planned to come out with this awhile ago.

    She made demands for compensation (including future paid appearances on Poker Night in America) as far back as November 2015.

    This has been brewing for awhile. Her timing of finally releasing this information to the public might be on purpose to embarrass Nolan around WSOP time, or it could be coincidental.

  20. #20
    Gold ftpjesus's Avatar
    Reputation
    278
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Mesa AZ
    Posts
    2,198
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TheXFactor View Post


    She planned on coming out with this story over 2 months ago.

    Druff so certain that she's a lying cunt.

    It happens all the time, girl turns down $20K so she can make up lies and talk shit about a guy she hardly knows.
    There is no question she planned to come out with this awhile ago.

    She made demands for compensation (including future paid appearances on Poker Night in America) as far back as November 2015.

    This has been brewing for awhile. Her timing of finally releasing this information to the public might be on purpose to embarrass Nolan around WSOP time, or it could be coincidental.
    The video Druff posted earlier in the thread was from March 10th, She posts this cryptic tweet on March 14th.. Not so coincidental I don't think.. She does need to release this other evidence she has. Timing is interesting I agree in that literally days before WSOP opens and she posts this blog..

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 04-16-2017, 01:00 PM
  2. Flashback: Nolan Dalla criticizes my "60 Minutes" final statement in 2008
    By Dan Druff in forum Scams, Scandals, and Shadiness
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-11-2014, 08:06 AM
  3. Is Steve-O Nolan Dalla's favorite new poker writer?
    By JimmyG_415 in forum Flying Stupidity
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-04-2014, 08:18 PM
  4. Nolan Dalla writes about Peter Falcone
    By Hozer11 in forum Flying Stupidity
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 04-14-2013, 07:12 PM
  5. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 03-21-2013, 11:35 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •