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Old 05-26-2016, 03:04 AM   #51
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Re: What happened to Jaclynn Moskow on Poker Night In America

For us males in this thread, it's hard to take seriously someone who reports a criminal offence:

1) to the internet instead of the police
2) who does so using vocabulary from the Urban Dictionary
3) who mixes in a general accusation of unfriendliness (against Shaun Deeb)
4) who doesn't include what their own reaction was at the time
5) who assumes that the person making an accusation against another should simply be believed rather than the accusation be investigated

However none of the above means that what she is saying isn't true. Not all alleged victims present well in public and often such people are most likely to be victims. The internet should hold judgement and watch this one play out.
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:31 AM   #52
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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.

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Old 05-26-2016, 04:50 AM   #53
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Re: What happened to Jaclynn Moskow on Poker Night In America

Jfc with that wall of text. It doesn't help your position to claim you don't know what motorboarding is and you don't find her attractive. And referring to her as "Ms." is condescending.

PNIA is unwatchable, btw
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:51 AM   #54
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I will be responding to all of this on Friday, 4PM EST on Joe Ingram's podcast
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:58 AM   #55
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lol motorboarding
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:09 AM   #56
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Oh yeah, it's. about. to. go. down. Shat just got real.
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:10 AM   #57
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Re: What happened to Jaclynn Moskow on Poker Night In America

First off, you could at least spell her name correctly.

I don't know Dr. Moskow, but a friend who I trust more than anyone in poker vouches for her.

I've been a witness in sexual harassment cases twice in my career, with different results: One time the accused was quickly terminated and some small payment was made; the other case apparently went nowhere.

In my opinion, corporate lawyers do not go around suggesting to throw money at issues with no factual basis whatsoever, and it's very hard to believe they wouldn't investigate or at least contact people involved or witnesses to the events.

Furthermore I've listened to/read stories from victims of various types of abuse (sexual harassment, discrimination, police brutality, sex abuse, etc.) all of my life in a professional capacity, as well as the explanations from accused.

A frequent tactic used in defense against such allegations is "Why did (offended party) wait so long to come forward and in the interim, act in a manner that is not consistent with someone who was victimized." Most victims feel embarrassed and powerless, as perpetrators are often (usually) hold positions of power or influence and are often highly respected members of their community.

In my opinion, Dr. Moskow exhibits all of the signs of someone who was simply shocked that such things would happen to her and found little to no recourse, but ultimately, ended up deciding that telling the truth was worth more than $15,000.
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:11 AM   #58
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LOL Chris Hanson calling it like it is.
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There was supposedly many witnesses to this motor-boating incident... Who were they?
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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:
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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:

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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.
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simply, why would she not take the money, which you admit she was offered, if she was making this up? Obviously the truth was more important.

Literally no one says,"No, I don't want $15,000, I'd rather make **** up about you."
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Wanting to get paid for being groped? Really? Wow! And wanting to participate in the show some more (with free staking, who wouldn't want that?)...she asked for no sexual harassment this time but I'm surprised she didn't post her groping rates up front in case it happened again. I hope she never actually sent this e-mail.

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It doesn't help your position to claim you don't know what motorboarding is and you don't find her attractive.
Guys harass women. That's what guys do. Guys have urges and needs and they certainly aren't going to let a woman not being attractive get in the way of those urges being satisfied. From what I've seen harassment in poker is 100 times what it is in the "real world." It's a game played by some of the most disgusting degenerate people you will find in any walk of life and the vast majority are men.

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I rather like it. Although, I'm not sure why.
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First off, you could at least spell her name correctly.

I don't know Dr. Moskow, but a friend who I trust more than anyone in poker vouches for her.

I've been a witness in sexual harassment cases twice in my career, with different results: One time the accused was quickly terminated and some small payment was made; the other case apparently went nowhere.

In my opinion, corporate lawyers do not go around suggesting to throw money at issues with no factual basis whatsoever, and it's very hard to believe they wouldn't investigate or at least contact people involved or witnesses to the events.

Furthermore I've listened to/read stories from victims of various types of abuse (sexual harassment, discrimination, police brutality, sex abuse, etc.) all of my life in a professional capacity, as well as the explanations from accused.

A frequent tactic used in defense against such allegations is "Why did (offended party) wait so long to come forward and in the interim, act in a manner that is not consistent with someone who was victimized." Most victims feel embarrassed and powerless, as perpetrators are often (usually) hold positions of power or influence and are often highly respected members of their community.

In my opinion, Dr. Moskow exhibits all of the signs of someone who was simply shocked that such things would happen to her and found little to no recourse, but ultimately, ended up deciding that telling the truth was worth more than $15,000.


Did you read anything Nolan posted?

A harassed, shocked, emotionally distressed lady travels to Florida after what she alleged happened in Pittsburgh?

She happens to lose both times on the show and then tries to shake down Nolan/producers for money and you see her as the lol victim here?

Nolan has more than proven his character in the poker industry and more importantly as a person over his two decade plus of service.

Your Osteopathic line of thinking and statements make me conclude you should holler at Ms. Moskow. I'm going to guess she needs some money.
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LOL, yeah, I'm sure they had heard MANY great things about this one woman who plays poker for a living, and searched you out simply for that reason and that reason alone.

I'm all for equality in poker, as in everything, but I get sick of women complaining about their looks being a factor in opportunities. Gender in the first place plays a large role in that, and their attractiveness an even bigger one. Have you ever seen a "Men's Night" poker show? Sure, a large % of shows are all or most men, but do you ever see a specific show excluding a gender? Gender plays a role, and so does attractiveness, which Dr Moskow seems the type to exploit hers to the fullest. If attractiveness doesn't play a role, why were top female players with ACTUAL RESULTS that didn't fit the classic archetype of beauty like Vanessa Selbst not getting sponsorships while hot dilettantes like Clonie Gowen get sponsorships? Because attractiveness plays role. And that's ok, attractiveness plays a role in almost everything in life, but to act as if her being on the show was strictly on her merits of playing cash poker for 3 years is beyond laughable. And I'm all for women wearing whatever they want, but she is certainly sending a mixed message at best about being taken seriously STRICTLY for her poker skill, (of which she apparently showed little) when she ends up being the only woman on the show showing cleavage, (of which she apparently showed a lot).

As far as the rest, I'm typically not the type to downplay these kinds of allegations, but they really don't pass the smell test. Why on earth would someone just offer up the following statement to a complete stranger?:
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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.”
Now, I don't know this Chris Hanson guy at all, but I'd like to think that if he's gotten himself an on-air gig, he's not going to just say massively racist things to random people on the show. Mind you, I have said FAR worse things, but always in jest, and usually to people who tell even worse jokes. It's called knowing your audience. Just sounds off.

I don't care to spend a ton more time on this, but this whole thing smacks of a person who thinks A LOT more of herself than others do, and is pissed that she didn't/doesn't get the attention she wants. She says she has documentation of said hush money? Let's see it, and Nolan's complicity in it. Nolan Dalla has been a paragon of the poker community for over 25 years, and I believe is the media relations director for the WSOP, as well as whatever his title is for PNIA. Do we REALLY think he is tactless and idiotic enough to do what what said in this blog post?

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simply, why would she not take the money, which you admit she was offered, if she was making this up? Obviously the truth was more important.

Literally no one says,"No, I don't want $15,000, I'd rather make **** up about you."
Where did he admit he offered her 15k? Not saying he didn't, but I must have missed it in his post.

EDIT: Nm, i found it.
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simply, why would she not take the money, which you admit she was offered, if she was making this up? Obviously the truth was more important.

Literally no one says,"No, I don't want $15,000, I'd rather make **** up about you."
I certainly don't know what transpired in this situation, but a plausible explanation for not taking the money is that she's pissed off at being snubbed, at not performing well on the show, and she wants to burn the house down.

In any event, she made claims that various things happened in public; Dalla refuted these claims. The next step is her producing proof.
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I like it when people say preposterous.

Preposterous!
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simply, why would she not take the money, which you admit she was offered, if she was making this up? Obviously the truth was more important.

Literally no one says,"No, I don't want $15,000, I'd rather make **** up about you."
Think about it. Only thing worth more then actual money in poker is fame/notoriety. She can become a somebody now. She gets to go on Joey Ingram's podcast Friday. Sounds like she's getting what she wants after all. I'm all for protection of woman but from a pure analytical aspect my read is that it's fabricated. Met Chris in an elevator once and he seemed like a nice guy. Even if he was anti-Semitic doubt he's gonna spew something like that within 2 minutes of meeting some stranger. If the allegations are true then I feel awful for Jaclynn but idk I really don't buy it.
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Think about it. Only thing worth more then actual money in poker is fame/notoriety. She can become a somebody now. She gets to go on Joey Ingram's podcast Friday. Sounds like she's getting what she wants after all. I'm all for protection of woman but from a pure analytical aspect my read is that it's fabricated. Met Chris in an elevator once and he seemed like a nice guy. Even if he was anti-Semitic doubt he's gonna spew something like that within 2 minutes of meeting some stranger. If the allegations are true then I feel awful for Jaclynn but idk I really don't buy it.
My feelings exactly.
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if the email Nolan posted from her is genuine it's pretty hard to reconcile her sending that after what she claims to have experienced.

something doesn't add up here.
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What I do not get is why offer him money if nothing happened?
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I certainly don't know what transpired in this situation, but a plausible explanation for not taking the money is that she's pissed off at being snubbed, at not performing well on the show, and she wants to burn the house down.

In any event, she made claims that various things happened in public; Dalla refuted these claims. The next step is her producing proof.
The problem with this theory, as well as Nolan's defense, is that he can't seem to get very simple facts straight.

It took me like a minute to find the episode where Jaclynn played in Pittsburgh, scroll toward the end of the video, and guess what, she won $1,100.

This directly contradicts his statement that she lost some unknown sum, and also calls into question the email he sent where he apologizes that things didn't go well for her in Pittsburgh.
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Met Chris in an elevator once and he seemed like a nice guy.
that settles it, case closed. Anyone who can behave themselves in an elevator must not be capable of inappropriate behavior. Seriously, what went through ur head before u posted this valuable contribution lololol.

the dalla guy didn't really help his case by calling her unattractive, high maintenance, and copy/pasting alleged e-mails as proof lol. U motorboatin sumofabitch you. Why would they offer her 20 grand if nothing happened? "fame" in poker is greatly exaggerated. Even women that get this "fame" don't really make a ton of money off of it. She even admits to trying to promote herself in the post and not coming forward for fear of their powerful place in the biz. I think the jew comment honestly had to be some type of poorly placed joke, as for the other stuff I don't see what she would get out of making it up other than a bunch of people spewing insults at her and calling her a liar. It's a pretty typical response from people which is why most women don't want to put themselves through the scrutiny in situations like this and if they are offered some money are happy to keep quiet.

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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.

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What I do not get is why offer him money if nothing happened?
Solid Freudian slip there. Who is him though?
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