Clonie Gowen Suing Basically Everyone At Ftp in General Poker Forum Posted December 22, 2008 Here's the skinny on this whole mess, from a non-bias perspective (at least I think I am not biased one way or the other, as I have great respect for Daniel and Howard, however, I have very little for the defendant, but she is not the focus of my comments, just the catalyst):Daniel has had problems with Howard in the past (from back in the day regarding Annie). For Daniel to take Howard's side (even though it is most likely through Daniel's associations with many other members of FTP and not because Daniel and Howard are chums), with such vigor and gusto, proclaiming how off the wall the lawsuit is, speaks volumes in my opinion. Daniel has been known to say the first things that enter his mind, regardless of the consequences, many times in the past, however, his gut-reaction comments have seemingly not hurt him in the long run before, and I don't see these particular comments hurting him in this instance either. If I am not mistaken, Daniel made many disparaging comments in the past concerning Doyle and Chip (regarding them being partners/possibly cheaters), and yet Doyle is constantly (playfully) making fun of Daniel's golf game in his blog, so perhaps Daniel has patched things up with Howard (like he seems to have done with Doyle). Nevertheless, even if Daniel and Howard are still at odds, for Daniel to take Howard's side must imply that it is fairly cut and dry in regards to what the defendant is owed from FTP.As for the plaintiff, it appears that the lawsuit has not hindered her tournament poker game at all these past few months, as she has been on a tear. Sure, she may have lost some sponsorship for tourney costs (however, if I recall the case correctly, she claims she was not provided with much of anything all this time anyhow). Not sure of the exact timeline of the beginning of the end for her with FTP, but it probably had something to do with an episode of Poker After Dark where she admitted to cheating in a game (can't recall the exact details, but that was when I lost the little bit of respect I had for her, as it seemed like she was only a known "pro" due to her (somewhat questionable) good looks). Mind you, I may be getting her confused with someone else that was on that episode, so if it wasn't her, I apologize for any confusion or harm this may have caused. Nor do I know what romantic ties she may have had with any members of FTP that may have caused the split (I love gossip though and would love to hear some "true" details). For her to go our on such a limb would indicate that she either honestly believes she is owed something, or she is indeed bat-shit crazy. Should she end up losing the case, I fear the worst may end up happening, which would definately not be good for anyone involved, directly or indirectly.Bottom line is that if someone was owed something from someone else, they should receive it, and if they were not owed owed it, shame on them for trying to steal something that they were not entitled to.