Things are not very rosy around Cycalona “Clonie” Gowen these days. One of the few prominent female professional poker players, Gowen filed a lawsuit against her former employer Full Tilt Poker, one of the biggest online poker rooms.
The suit was filed in Nevada District Court on November 14th, and demands total $40 million. The reason behind the lawsuit seems to be that Full Tilt ended their relationship with Gowen. The motive as to why they ended the relationship remains speculative at the moment, but rumors have it that it ended in November of last year. The lawsuit itself is a 20 page filing, and the list of charges against Tiltware (the creators of FTP), both Full Tilt Poker .com and .net and numerous members of Team Full Tilt Poker mentioned by name. The charges include Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Breach of the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Unjust Enrichment, and Fraud.
Full Tilt has issued the following statement on this matter: “Tiltware, LLC, has been made aware of the recent filing of a meritless [sic] lawsuit by a former Full Tilt Poker endorser – Ms. Cycalona Gowen. All claims have no merit and there are many inaccuracies improperly and unlawfully asserted by Ms. Gowen within her frivolous complaint. Tiltware LLC expects that this lawsuit will be dealt with accordingly by a competent court in due course.”
Where it goes from here remains to be seen, but break out the popcorn. We will keep you updated.
Source: Poker News Daily