The $1.7 Million Lie

  • Published on Feb 14, 2019
  • 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. ►
    #DEFYMedia #DEFY #Lie #scam #stolen #robbed #fraud #mcn #exposed #AllyBank #storytime #GameTheory #MatPat
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Comments • 26 974

  • * Nobody Jr.
    * Nobody Jr. Day ago


  • Daniel Jerman
    Daniel Jerman Day ago

    purple hairs

  • Nic Eder
    Nic Eder Day ago

    Dear Matt!
    when i was 17 I got diagnosed with a genetic disorder called morbus stargardt, which causes visual impairement. ahd it unknowingly all my life. So I (had to) quit school. I invested all my money my grandparents saved for me all my life for an become a masseur (creative choice for almost blind people, i know). When the day for the final exams arrived I was told that I can't take some of the exams because I am not allowed to use therapy with the help of heat or electricity. So I learned a job i am not even allowed to do. 25k gone for this education without result.

    I am 27 now. I'm not allowed to work at all, I'm not allowed to learn anything else, I'm not allowed to go into Invalidity retirement. I am sitting in my little flat all day long, can only goe outside with a cap, special sunglasses and the will to endure the pain of light.

    Life is unfair...sometimes you have bad luck and more often than not your hands are tied. In my'll lose that fight and even more money, doen't matter how many nerds stand behind you

  • pug gaming
    pug gaming 2 days ago

    Defy don't betraye the hand that feeds.

  • crazyvicki18
    crazyvicki18 2 days ago +2

    Did this ever get sorted?

  • Hein Htut Aung
    Hein Htut Aung 2 days ago

    you are the master of talking

  • Lion Chomp
    Lion Chomp 3 days ago +2


  • MasterYehuda816
    MasterYehuda816 3 days ago +1


  • Xx UniCat xX
    Xx UniCat xX 3 days ago

    where's Bijuu Mike when you need him?

  • OnePunnyChild :3
    OnePunnyChild :3 3 days ago

    MatPat = Eridan Ampora confirmed???

  • Brooklyn Cloudsong
    Brooklyn Cloudsong 3 days ago +4

    you can tell hes like


  • Sniping Moose
    Sniping Moose 3 days ago

    Update pls?

  • Lai Nemo
    Lai Nemo 4 days ago

    I felt bad, I don't understand everything, you are so smart mat pat

  • Lai Nemo
    Lai Nemo 4 days ago

    you should make a channel called mat pat talk for edu

  • Supe Soup
    Supe Soup 4 days ago

    hoi peeps i feel bad sorry

  • Finnick The Fox
    Finnick The Fox 4 days ago

    "don't click off the video" he says.
    I clicked off after typing this message

  • Madymoo
    Madymoo 5 days ago

    but hey, that’s just a ruptcy... a bankruptcy

  • Ondra Varga
    Ondra Varga 5 days ago +2

    Exactly at 11:10 my mind was blown.

  • Mr. TheChip
    Mr. TheChip 5 days ago

    RU-clip REVOLUTION!!!!!




  • Donna Luongo
    Donna Luongo 5 days ago

    MATPAT! IS there any way i can donate to people like you and smosh who are fighting to make a change🤔🤔😊😊👍😁???????

  • robot6644
    robot6644 5 days ago

    The whole part about the loan being related to gambling is actually not entirely correct.
    Legally the person must pay back loans, whether it's a business or another person. The only one making the gamble is the one who took the loan in the first place.
    Technically both you and Ally are in the right in that regard.

    • PixlPlayer
      PixlPlayer 5 days ago

      His main point was that ally had the choice of giving the loan and could investigate the company beforehand, while the creators didn’t

  • james
    james 5 days ago


  • Jaxo
    Jaxo 6 days ago

    He's so theatrical and dramatic. I'm not saying his feelings aren't valid but this man uas a wife? Hes so flamboyantly over the top...

    • Kaleb Machleit
      Kaleb Machleit 5 days ago

      dude screw you

    • Jaxo
      Jaxo 6 days ago

      Literally the whitest dude ever

    • Jaxo
      Jaxo 6 days ago

      This guys straight? Hahaha what

  • YellowFever JS
    YellowFever JS 6 days ago +1

    Everyone listen! Everyone copy this video link and the last video and post it on ally bank videos. Then write "we matter" under it. We are a whole and shall not be overseen!!

  • BucketHead Ayala
    BucketHead Ayala 6 days ago

    For more information on this watch Optimus’s video on this

  • wyatt sorensen
    wyatt sorensen 7 days ago

    But he went to defy. No one made him go to defy. It was a risk he wanted to take no one made him. He should have done due diligence.

  • Stefanie Koperski
    Stefanie Koperski 7 days ago

    You know when MatPat is mad someone did something wrong

  • Zach Moyer
    Zach Moyer 7 days ago

    Nice video, but not gonna lie middle school MatPat looks like a mix between a goblin and John Mulaney

  • MKG G
    MKG G 7 days ago

    If there is one person I would recommend to be a lawyer, it would be Matt. I personally know quite a few lawyers and they do several things *like this*
    Matt, even if you don’t see this comment, I think you’re very smart and hope people can understand that instead of them thinking you’re some faceless and expendable creator.

  • sam brit
    sam brit 7 days ago

    every MCN ever: If youtubers don't pay taxes then we are their taxes. Me: but no madder what you have to pay tax so they get their percent of money from your guys's "taxes" and then still have to pay state tax so you're steeling money and saying it's taxes even though they already pay taxes

    Edit: I'm just now realizing how repetitive that was

  • Jayson the wolf Foxy

    This was after my birthday

  • Firedoge :3
    Firedoge :3 9 days ago +1

    The video ends at 14:20.....take the one away;)

  • Jacob Harding
    Jacob Harding 9 days ago

    Why do u have purple hair

  • Jared Prewitt
    Jared Prewitt 10 days ago

    Ally win back the money from Defy😁

  • Jared Prewitt
    Jared Prewitt 10 days ago

    Defy made an oopsie. Ally😮📱💰💵💰💵 Creator's and you 😄😂.

  • Zein Sleiman
    Zein Sleiman 10 days ago

    why cant i understand anything he said from the first video to this video my mind is no understandation
    pls i need to know i only under stand loss of money

  • Nikola Brankovic
    Nikola Brankovic 10 days ago +1

    My bank is bether 10 times of ally

  • Nikola Brankovic
    Nikola Brankovic 10 days ago +1

    Sans mode activete

  • Nikola Brankovic
    Nikola Brankovic 10 days ago +1

    Hate them all ally and defye

  • Nikola Brankovic
    Nikola Brankovic 10 days ago +1


  • Izzy ___
    Izzy ___ 10 days ago

    Ally Bank use the same font as Claire's

  • shii amv
    shii amv 10 days ago

    Any update about this story?

  • Hadi Jr
    Hadi Jr 11 days ago

    If it was anyone else i probably think it was gibberish

  • Slimy Scumbag
    Slimy Scumbag 11 days ago

    YT Creators:

  • CalamitasDeus
    CalamitasDeus 11 days ago

    So, it's August 2019. Any further updates on this, MatPat?

  • ninja kids
    ninja kids 11 days ago


  • ninja kids
    ninja kids 11 days ago

    i am a small creator but i made a video in INDIA visit sometime

  • Girde
    Girde 11 days ago

    6:02 i might be off but i think both won... Not sure tho

  • SeReatha Fore
    SeReatha Fore 12 days ago +2

    DEFY MEDIA did something horrible!!!
    they messed with matpat!

  • Jack White
    Jack White 12 days ago

    But hey! That’s just a theory! A soap theory!

  • Nimrod Labin
    Nimrod Labin 12 days ago

    “...and that awkward photo of you from when you were in middle school.” Welp I’m screwed.

  • Lover Against Danger
    Lover Against Danger 13 days ago


  • Diamond Francois
    Diamond Francois 15 days ago +2

    Broooo omg that moment when he ripped up that response.

  • barryhodges30
    barryhodges30 15 days ago +2

    Matt I truly hope from the bottom of my heart that you get compensated.

  • hhhjhgh jhh
    hhhjhgh jhh 16 days ago

    Xbox gamer a empresa do fnaf nave gamer

  • hhhjhgh jhh
    hhhjhgh jhh 16 days ago

    Controle Xbox gamer iaac

  • Nikki nuuk
    Nikki nuuk 16 days ago

    holy wacamoly ally is really just not getting it :V

  • Soviet Penguin
    Soviet Penguin 16 days ago

    This is basically a powerful review to show how shitty ally is

  • Foxy
    Foxy 17 days ago +1

    Guys......this confirmed it.


  • Alex Roberts
    Alex Roberts 18 days ago

    Who ever disliked this must hate matPat or somthing

  • Fortstar Gaming studios
    Fortstar Gaming studios 19 days ago +2

    Im so sorry

  • Ali Al Ateeq
    Ali Al Ateeq 20 days ago +1

    Ally bank, more like enemy bank.

  • Silvana Elejalde
    Silvana Elejalde 21 day ago +1

    Wow, some banks suck.

  • Phoenix
    Phoenix 21 day ago +1

    Good Christ. This is awful. RU-clip, Ally, DEFY, basically all MCNs, just...get it together. Please.These RU-cliprs, like MatPat, LIVE off of you people. Stop taking advantage of and ROBBING these hardworking men and women. They don't deserve this. Hurry up and figure yourselves out before you try stealing money from them. DON'T steal these people's money. Because they clearly deserve it more than you do, with all of the thieveries you have committed.
    MatPat, I know I'm late, but I do wish that you and everyone at GT recover. All my best for you guys.

  • XxDemonxX
    XxDemonxX 21 day ago +2

    Why is Mat not a teacher yet i would totally want him to be my teacher!!

  • skade5 Minecraft and Realm Royale

    You should expose Defy Media

  • The Purple Girl
    The Purple Girl 22 days ago +2

    Vote Matthew Patrick for President!

  • Joe Mooney
    Joe Mooney 22 days ago +1

    Alright who are those guys that disliked because this is way more serious than your little minds think

  • tdad55
    tdad55 22 days ago +3

    Im not a content creator but it makes me incredibly happy to see you and the theorists stand up for what's right, even if it may put the crosshairs on you. You are a defender of your people and i aplaud you greatly.

  • Lee Michaels
    Lee Michaels 23 days ago

    Ally is a bad bank. I have no idea who you are or what your channel does. But I learned so much from this video thank you. And I will be subscribing just for these videos that you are doing in this series LOL. Even though I don’t have a RU-clip channel.

  • Kenny Namikaze
    Kenny Namikaze 23 days ago

    Wow, how fucked up is that...

  • Rapid Studios
    Rapid Studios 23 days ago

    Are there anymore videos?

  • Carlton Powell
    Carlton Powell 23 days ago +1

    So now what?

  • TheEnchantedDragon
    TheEnchantedDragon 23 days ago

    Your freakin smart and was pretty successful making it interesting

  • Memesicle
    Memesicle 23 days ago

    He sounds pissed