The $1.7 Million Lie

The Defy saga continues...A few weeks ago, I told you my personal history with MCNs and how this industry, one that was built to revolutionize entertainment, has instead spent years taking advantage of creators and investors alike. In the aftermath of that video, we've received an overwhelming amount of support from viewers, news publications, and other Creators, and I cannot be more grateful because after months of silence from all relevant parties, that groundswell of noise has finally gotten us a response...though it's not a particularly hopeful one. So today, I want to focus not on Defy, but the response we received from the bank that seized all of their funds -- Ally -- in order to teach you about the way banks work and the tactics PR teams use to direct our attention away from the real issues.
And as always, thank you for your support as we continue to fight on behalf of all creators wronged as a part of this situation.
Watch the first video about this situation. ► bit.ly/2FPwSJc
#DEFYMedia #DEFY #Lie #scam #stolen #robbed #fraud #mcn #exposed #AllyBank #storytime #GameTheory #MatPat


  1. Even I don't agree with what I'm saying

    Even I don't agree with what I'm saying

    5 horas atrás

    So...a sleazy BR-channel thief is commenting on sleazy bank thieves who stole from sleazy media thieves because they were stealing from average youtubers....woo? Maybe all you folks could just find somewhere to go away to...forever?

  2. FalcoPro


    9 horas atrás

    Listen, it’s impossible to not run a shady MCN. No matter what happens someone will get greedy and take more than they deserve. Sure maybe Matt won’t but what about a business partner he trusts? What about a employee that handles the money temporarily? You need to understand that business is business, Matt has a very valid point about how it feels to be ripped off. These companies scam you and lie about contracts etc. All companies scam, even if it isn’t intentionally. A product isn’t shipped, there’s a flaw in the contract, a creator isn’t listed on the payout list. There will always be a flaw in the system. By no means am I saying what this man did was right. Defy went above and beyond the normal scams. They stole the money that belonged to creators and that’s that. You said he should create a MCN that isn’t the same as the others, every MCN says that and ends up the same anyways. You know why? Because that’s what MCN’s are. They’re a business where you “partner” with a creator/creators and leech money away from them over time and eventually go bankrupt for it when you get caught. Matt is a phenomenal creator and is tremendously skilled in this field however there will come a point where even if he does start a MCN he will be accused of stealing, every company is accused at some point. Most of the time it’ll be a smaller creator, no biggie. Then eventually over time the flaws and the mistakes employees make or the sticky fingers some high ranking staff have will start being noticed by the creators. Then this happens. People get robbed and business die. Families are left hungry while others feast with the money that rightfully belongs to the others. This is my opinion from my experience. You can validly have yours.

  3. Miss. Danni Tiger

    Miss. Danni Tiger

    11 horas atrás

    Thats so sad :''''( i hope everything is okay)



    21 hora atrás

    You should do a court hearing on defy media

  5. Shadylattice


    22 horas atrás

    Ally took up a fight with the worst person possible, a smart an pissed off father who has over two hundred thousand people on his side, and they are gonna regret it

  6. XRain_PX


    Dia atrás

    And that’s not just a theory

  7. XRain_PX


    Dia atrás

    A+++++++++++++++++++++++++ in ur college history class

  8. PandaPlayzOnYT Gameplay, Tutorials And More!

    PandaPlayzOnYT Gameplay, Tutorials And More!

    Dia atrás

    This video is brought to you by: *MatPat's 1 million dollar closet*

  9. Tonya Ferguson

    Tonya Ferguson

    Dia atrás

    2:44 no it was no jedi mind trick..... BUT RATHER A SITH MIND TRICK

  10. GrayWolves


    Dia atrás

  11. James Louis

    James Louis

    Dia atrás

    They lost money, they’re a business. Feel like that’s glossed over.

  12. Christopher Bottorff

    Christopher Bottorff

    Dia atrás

    If you have captions on when he say “I need your help” it said by subscribing to Pewdiepie?

  13. Constanza Alegría

    Constanza Alegría

    Dia atrás

    do you know that here in Chile, the APF, are the "save money sistem" that we have is like ally... that if they risk, the consumer have te pay the loses? :)

  14. purpledragontrx


    Dia atrás

    But That's just a theory a bank theory

  15. DishWasherBoy Flitz

    DishWasherBoy Flitz

    Dia atrás

    Even in this mess, he can still apply science to it. Brilliant.

  16. Diesel 33

    Diesel 33

    Dia atrás

    Welcome to the REAL WORLD, Buddy!! No Disneyland, no pink and blue, no fairytales, only HUMAN and his GREEDY CRUEL IGNORANT EVIL NATURE!! Death TO ALL HUMANS so this once beautiful and peaceful planet can go back to what it was!! Namastê PS - Think about all the non imagible misery and sufer going on in the whole planet and you'll see that it's really not that big deal and we all should be grateful of what we have in a world of pain, cruelty and misery much much bigger than ourselves!! Namastê 🙏✡️🌌✡️🙏

  17. Bob_engels _

    Bob_engels _

    Dia atrás

    make a new channel called economy theory or finance theory

  18. Little Ocean

    Little Ocean

    2 dias atrás

    2:49 Are you secretly EDWARD ELRICE the FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 1 like=A 5 slaps for Ally’s lie

  19. I.T. Scientist

    I.T. Scientist

    2 dias atrás

    I love you’re videos and you are a amazing person and you are great SEO

  20. Jawachii S.

    Jawachii S.

    2 dias atrás

    Wow Mat, where were you when I was a high school student? I bet I would have been first in Math & Physics 😆

  21. mijk brak

    mijk brak

    2 dias atrás

    Yes I know How banks make money because I learned economy in middle school

  22. lamJoe Joe

    lamJoe Joe

    2 dias atrás

    Hook Payday gang up

  23. roosco's studios

    roosco's studios

    3 dias atrás

  24. Calponi


    3 dias atrás

    To simplify from a different perspective, dear Ally: One is a criminal act of fraud towards the youtube-creators by Defy, the other is you being one of the exploiters of an inherently unbalanced system and not having benefitet as much through world-wide fraud than you'd have liked from Defy.

  25. Daniel Pontow

    Daniel Pontow

    3 dias atrás

    Start a change.org and collaborate with all the other BR-channelrs. That’s a couple million people to sign it, even if a small fraction signs it.

  26. sally kilby

    sally kilby

    3 dias atrás

    Don't give up Matt & the rest who have lost out, your fan's are with you, we can't let the greedy big companies stomp on the little guys! stay strong.💞✌🙏

  27. Scott Playz

    Scott Playz

    4 dias atrás

    To much money for me to think about being taken

  28. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin

    4 dias atrás

    110% with you MatPat. However, want to point out one thing. It's not common (to my knowledge) for LENDERS to have a SEAT on the board. They certainly have ACCESS to information provided to the board and are allowed to sit in on the meetings. But they don't get a vote. Additionally, while there is SOME subjectivity to these decisions, there are all sorts of applicable laws governing how the money is spent AND a bankruptcy judge usually has to sign off on everything, especially when there are disputing parties as in this case. So it's not as gloomy as it seems. But yes, Ally sucks and their attempts to equate your loss to theirs is laughable at best.

  29. Nate Eavers

    Nate Eavers

    5 dias atrás

    But hey, that's just a theory... A BANK THEORY.

  30. Nococonuts Games

    Nococonuts Games

    5 dias atrás




    5 dias atrás

    You look pretty much like a Jerome from Gotham :3



    5 dias atrás

    I got an ad for ally on this video

  33. ArmuunKuroneko


    5 dias atrás

    buuuuut.... you're not their customers.

  34. Lucas Cardozo

    Lucas Cardozo

    5 dias atrás

    And you sold your soul to Google’s Stadia 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  35. Hintswen


    5 dias atrás

    A lot of what you said is bs. Just because BR-channel pays the MCM and the MCM pays that money to you doesn’t make you any more entitled to it. At the end of the day until it hits your account it’s the MCM’s money. Just like when you work in retail the customer pays the company and the company pays you. If the company goes bankrupt and owed you wages, well tough luck you aren’t more entitled to it than any other entity that is owed money just because it’s your wages.

  36. Number 1 Rhoades

    Number 1 Rhoades

    6 dias atrás

    Screw and f Ally

  37. GreyMapper mapper etc.

    GreyMapper mapper etc.

    6 dias atrás


  38. GreyMapper mapper etc.

    GreyMapper mapper etc.

    6 dias atrás

    Law and order special victims unit in a nutshell

  39. Paulo Pilotto

    Paulo Pilotto

    6 dias atrás

    You overly simplified some concepts about the way banks earn money and what is a board of directors and how it works, but I get you want to make your point clear, not give a economics lesson here. The interest you gain from your bank is they paying you for allowing them to rent your money, and investing in a company, like buying stocks, is buying a part of that company, so the board of directors are the owners of the company. The problem is that the board is driven by seeing their investment give returns, and a lot of those don't care about their employees or clients, as long it doesn't affect their earnings... Saying that I still hope you manage to get your hard earned money back, best luck to you and your family.

  40. Adam Miller

    Adam Miller

    6 dias atrás

    Not sure I agree with MatPat's strategy here. He's campaigning for justice in the ethical sense. I'm unfamiliar with the contract he signed, but if money in Defy's account were literally checks written out to him/other creators by Alphabet/BR-channel, he should probably be suing on a legal basis. What does arguing that Ally is doing the wrong thing accomplish? This seems like it needs to be hashed out in courts.

  41. NPC {501.85.010}

    NPC {501.85.010}

    6 dias atrás

    Sue them

  42. Quentin Lahure

    Quentin Lahure

    6 dias atrás

    Standard banking practice, charge the most money from those with the least of it, as they have no recourse Also straight up lie

    • Arcimela


      6 dias atrás


    • Quentin Lahure

      Quentin Lahure

      6 dias atrás

      P.s- I liked this video for it’s good information and content Not cuz you guy’s got screwed

  43. Well This Complicates Things

    Well This Complicates Things

    6 dias atrás

    Back then, I knew what BR-channel was, but because I was to young to use the computer, and my mom didn't know what it was, she let me watch Defy. It used to be my favorite site, but wen I was aloud to use the computer on my own. I gradually stopped using it. Now watch the two videos about this problem, I'm just disgusted.

    • Arcimela


      6 dias atrás


  44. Frontopgamer YT

    Frontopgamer YT

    6 dias atrás

    MatPat should be a rapper

    • Arcimela


      6 dias atrás


  45. Arrow Master

    Arrow Master

    7 dias atrás

    Literally had an ad in the middle of the video, for ALLY BANK. Bruh, learn to advertise.

    • Arcimela


      6 dias atrás


  46. Erica Peake

    Erica Peake

    7 dias atrás

    Homeboy, you are a F A T H E R, get that purple out your hair smh.

  47. Phantom Phoenix

    Phantom Phoenix

    8 dias atrás

    I feel that we need News Theory now.. like asap. Somewhere where fake news doesn't exist

  48. MorderElg


    8 dias atrás

    Defy doesn't have the money to pay back the loan, so they're going to keep/take the money that Defy stole. The money that never belonged to Defy in the first place. Wouldn't that basically be like Ally cashing in someone else's paychecks (that they found among Defys stuff) to pay back the loan? And somehow this *isn't* a crime?

  49. JimineyBob


    8 dias atrás

    I want to see a theory on Payday 2

  50. Maxim Au

    Maxim Au

    8 dias atrás

    Actually you only need one point to get your money back. The 1.7m is not Defy's, it is the Creators, so at no point those asset should be count as Defy's and should be return to creators once the account is unfreeze. That point is unbeatable in court.

  51. MrJoltKing


    9 dias atrás

    Here’s the truth of what’s going on br-channel.com/vision/video-1YGsGvo_ECM.html

  52. black fox

    black fox

    9 dias atrás

    Dont mess with the nerds they powerful

  53. The Sour Kid

    The Sour Kid

    9 dias atrás

    Your weird

  54. Alejandro Ruiz

    Alejandro Ruiz

    9 dias atrás

    Same martil

  55. OGgieBOOgy


    9 dias atrás

    This goofy looking money hungry turd should keep his dirty laundry to himself. How is he popular?

  56. Carlitos Espinosa

    Carlitos Espinosa

    9 dias atrás

    Friends Season 5 Ep. 7 Min. 1:52

  57. MKWeirdo :3

    MKWeirdo :3

    9 dias atrás

    This is rediculous! I don't know why I'm watching this cosidering I didn't even know how banks earned money before watching this (don't judge me, I'm in elementary school) but somehow I understand what MatPat is trying to say and DEFYMedia needs to get sued or somthn...WHY HASN'T ANYONE DONE THAT BEFORE THE DAMN COMPANY SHUT DOWN!!! And if they did (which someone probably did since they DID shut down) why hasn't anyone said anything on youtube! I mean, yeah, they have a life. They don't have to share this with MILLIONS of people, but this is something that, in my opinion, SHOULD be shared. I bet you there there is someone that actually made a video about this already and I am blabbering for no reason, but this is the comment section on youtube soo, c'mon! Edit: Jesus Christ I didn't realize how much I wrote...I WROTE THIS IN 2 MINUTES! I'm so proud of myself...;-;

  58. Daeadroses


    9 dias atrás

    What happened? What did I miss.

  59. DaMajestic Husky

    DaMajestic Husky

    9 dias atrás

    anyone else waiting for the day that pat just vanishes, no explanation no nothing because a company like this needed to "get rid of him" xD sorry i know this was serious but i couldn't help the joke that he will anger some over looming company one that that hires a hit xD. seriously though good job dude your fighting for a great cause.

  60. JellyPaladin76


    9 dias atrás

    DEFYMedia *defies* public opinion.

  61. TACOSANCHEZ 2318


    10 dias atrás

    DEFYMedia did a big opsie

  62. KingOfKaiju05


    10 dias atrás

    Gay and faked

  63. NIMA Ghanbarpour

    NIMA Ghanbarpour

    10 dias atrás

    Life is such a heckhole...and like every time i cant really do anything.just watchin... yeah,useless nima looking for attention in the comments like the idiotic manchild he is

  64. Aleksandar Platanic

    Aleksandar Platanic

    10 dias atrás

    Over all the bad things, how are you not in your closet.

  65. krishveer sharma

    krishveer sharma

    10 dias atrás


  66. Jo Dec

    Jo Dec

    11 dias atrás

    Guys let's save youtube😎💲💲💵💵 😭😭😭 😈😈😈💲💲💲💵💵💵

  67. Shayne Jackson

    Shayne Jackson

    11 dias atrás

    Rns. Sub

  68. Mackenzie Smith

    Mackenzie Smith

    11 dias atrás

    Man MattPatt is Scary

  69. GammaGames


    12 dias atrás

    I think, depending on how Defy had their books set up (even if it was shady), the money as far as Ally is concerned belonged to Defy. You were essentially paid by Defy, not by BR-channel, so that would mean Ally now has the assets when they defaulted. I'm not saying it's fair or good, it's clearly not, but the way you described the situation makes it seem like they are technically correct.

  70. XHaradorkX


    12 dias atrás

    MatPat kinda looks like Brandon Flowers, from The Killers

  71. Bryce Fox

    Bryce Fox

    12 dias atrás

    You could make theory soap repeat of my last comment

  72. Abbeylee Nicholls

    Abbeylee Nicholls

    12 dias atrás

    2% power used out of 10000% making this video.

  73. Angelina Pereira

    Angelina Pereira

    13 dias atrás

    Omg when her ripped the paper I was *ShOoK*

  74. Big Joshy Slap-Nuts

    Big Joshy Slap-Nuts

    13 dias atrás

    MatPat’s hair is purple because he is Purple Guy. His hair has brown dye and some is wearing off.

  75. ShinyCoinSc


    13 dias atrás

    You have to take it to court. Ally has contracts about the loans and conditions to what happens if a business defaults. This is not something you can solve by making a youtube video. You have to fight for it in court.

    • Benjaminne Benjamin

      Benjaminne Benjamin

      13 dias atrás

      ShinyCoinSc i don't think that's the only thing he's doing. his not dumb. it is good that he tells the world about this. he is an educational channel after all. also, it's his career-- where his skills are (prolly not all). but im not saying we should all follow what he's saying. neither of us know what is actually going on. it's better for it to be documented (unless, what are the odds for these types of videos will be deleted?) i don't think it's that simple to file a case in court, because it could backfire. just sayin'. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  76. Spr4yer


    13 dias atrás

    BR-channel 2007: gud BR-channel 2008: gud BR-channel 2009: gud BR-channel: 2010: gud BR-channel 2011: gud BR-channel: 2012: gud BR-channel 2013: gud BR-channel 2014: gud BR-channel 2015: gud BR-channel 2016: gud BR-channel 2017: adpocalypse BR-channel Early 2018: demonetization frenzy BR-channel late 2018: copyright striking frenzy/working on rewind 2018/uploading the most disliked BR-channel video BR-channel 2019: MCN'S stealing money/copyright strike problems

  77. MischievousMoo


    13 dias atrás


  78. Angela Gomez

    Angela Gomez

    13 dias atrás

    This is not fair this needs to stop bad company should have never existed

  79. Tanya Frenette

    Tanya Frenette

    13 dias atrás

    Yes would he make a good lawyer

  80. AfraidFire Blazer

    AfraidFire Blazer

    14 dias atrás

    Why so much dislikes

  81. Lunais Silverwing

    Lunais Silverwing

    14 dias atrás

    I like the purple in his hair. I wish I had a steak of purple in my hair.

  82. Blaire Lometti

    Blaire Lometti

    14 dias atrás

    Oh those sons of b#$##$,,,,!

  83. The Revalve

    The Revalve

    14 dias atrás

    0:02 we’re all in this together blah blah blah

  84. Brad Doan

    Brad Doan

    14 dias atrás

    But didn't the creators also make a voluntary business decision to join this network? Shouldn't the creators have done *THEIR* due diligence before signing their paychecks away to a new company? A company that is a MCN (a type of network with terrible reputation)? Very seldom do I find myself disagreeing with you MatPat, but this kinda seems like you're doing exactly what Ally is doing. Did the creators get the shitty end of the deal? Of course. But the creators also made a decision for their careers that shouldn't have been made lightly. If you don't like it, file a class action lawsuit. But to throw shade at Ally for your poor career decision is an unexpectedly weak argument on your part.

    • Jo Ro

      Jo Ro

      12 dias atrás

      I thought the same thing, MCNs have been known to be a scam for a long time with so many horror stories yet they are still used and it’s a shame that it happens to people but it happens. Really BR-channel is to blame just as much as ally making creators have to work with mcns because they restrict tools from creators, it’s amazing how there are companies dedicated to fixing BR-channel’s own mistakes and creators paying someone else to do it when in reality it would be much faster for the creator to do it themselves. Honestly the real wake up call is that youtubers need to leave and either go somewhere else or find another job because it is only going to get worse where BR-channel can change rules easily screwing you at any point and I just don’t understand why they haven’t left already, there is so much evidence that BR-channel doesn’t care and that the restrictions are getting worse with ads yet no one is fighting back on it. Life is all about due diligence but there are rules in place in order for you to get your money back, even small companies would still get paid even after this kind of situation so why isn’t BR-channel following the same rules? Or even the mcn? That’s why being a creator is honestly irresponsible for a job, not to mention at any point you won’t get paid for your work because of copyright, you can lose your backlog at any time due to copyright and you can receive strikes that will destroy your channel with the person doing it receiving no penalty even if it’s fraudulent. Yet people still use it and think it’s going to get better, they should at least have a back up plan because it’s such an unstable job to have.

  85. TTV.Lirza12369


    15 dias atrás

    if you turn English captions on there's a hidden sub to pewdiepie in there

    • TTV.Lirza12369


      10 dias atrás

      +Purple Panther wow what?

    • Purple Panther

      Purple Panther

      10 dias atrás


  86. ItsJustCrash


    15 dias atrás

    So like, are you purple PewDiePie now?

  87. LindaCreations


    15 dias atrás

    I have no clue what any of this means cuz im dumb so imma just sit here and repeat everything to my sisters so they think i'm smart =w= i will be the superior sibling

  88. lps lilly

    lps lilly

    15 dias atrás

    I ❤ matpat

  89. Ben's World

    Ben's World

    15 dias atrás

    SCREW YOU DEFY I’m a small Channel so I wasn’t affected by the whole defy media problem but I have sympathy for those who were like you Mat Pat

  90. Chris Hawking

    Chris Hawking

    15 dias atrás

    Thx you MatPat this why I don't trust banks screw you banks !

  91. The Mangle# Savage Queen

    The Mangle# Savage Queen

    15 dias atrás

    I think stealing that money should be illegal in the United States

  92. Jason Swanson

    Jason Swanson

    15 dias atrás

    great writing

  93. JAMACKL productions

    JAMACKL productions

    15 dias atrás

    Matpat.... the lawyer of the youtubers just saying

  94. Mark Vagabond

    Mark Vagabond

    16 dias atrás

    I wonder why God had not directed you to be The Lawyer, Mat Pat.

  95. Firestier


    16 dias atrás

    I love tipster!

  96. Snowstorm Productions

    Snowstorm Productions

    16 dias atrás

    Wow. MattPat could totally be an amazing lawyer

  97. bb1983 Snakebite

    bb1983 Snakebite

    16 dias atrás

    what colective ows them that ? content creator is not a hard working job but its dayum overpayed .... sry but i dont see the reason why you all aint on minimum wage like the 80% of the people

  98. lolaplays mercedes

    lolaplays mercedes

    16 dias atrás

    :( I don't like to see you mad but to make you happy take this 🐷🐷🐨🍕🍕🍔🍕🍔🍟🍜🍚🍙🍘🍥🍲🍢🍗🍣🍖🍱🍖🍤🍝🍛🍺 couldn't find diet coke

  99. Alessandro Munoz

    Alessandro Munoz

    16 dias atrás

    This whole thing is getting stupider and stupider. I feel so bad for the creators, none of you should be caught up in this. It isn’t even money coming from defy going to you, it’s literally the money you get from BR-channel going through defy, getting caught I’m the middle. This is sick.

  100. Spider 136496

    Spider 136496

    16 dias atrás

    I guess you could say they DEFIED you

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