In the past few days, there has been a lot of talk and rumors regarding Phil Ivey and his ex-wife Luciaetta Ivey. The couple parted ways back in 2009 after some complications in court. Now, 2 years later, a new conflict has been brought to daylight. The newspaper Las Vegas Review-Journal writes that Luciaetta, through her lawyer, has handed in documents to Nevada Supreme Court where she claims that the Judge, Bill Gonzales (the man who handled their divorce case), was biased in their divorce since Phil Ivey gave Gonzales money to his personal campaign. In total, Phil Ivey should have donated $5-6k to Bill Gonzales in April 2010.
But that's not all. Luciaetta also claims that Phil hasn't paid out the allowance as he was supposed to do every month. According to Luciaetta, Phil paid every month from January 2010 but then everything came to a sudden end in April 2011 - the same month as Full Tilt Poker, where Phil Ivey is a part-owner, was closed down by FBI (Black Friday).
After Black Friday Phil Ivey announced that he would sue Tiltware on behalf of all the players who didn't get their money, and also he said that he wouldn't take part in the World Series of Poker. However, many believe that Phil Ivey did all this for his good and also many claimed that he's broke. Not long ago, Scott Matusow, brother of the well-known loudmouth Mike Matusow, said that Ivey might have lost all his money when Full Tilt Poker closed down.
"It seems like the rumor is true - Phil Ivey might be broke. If I feel sorry for him? Absolutely not. I feel sorry for his ex-wife, but she should have realized that she was getting married to a gambler," Scott Matusow said in an interview.