The $1.7 Million Lie

  • Опубликовано: 14 фев 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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Комментарии • 28 954

  • XRain_PX
    XRain_PX 22 минуты назад

    And that’s not just a theory

  • XRain_PX
    XRain_PX 25 минут назад

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

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

  • Tonya Ferguson
    Tonya Ferguson 2 часа назад

    2:44 no it was no jedi mind trick.....

  • GrayWolves
    GrayWolves 4 часа назад


  • James Louis
    James Louis 5 часов назад

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

  • Christopher Bottorff
    Christopher Bottorff 5 часов назад

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

  • Constanza Alegría
    Constanza Alegría 5 часов назад

    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? :)

  • purpledragontrx
    purpledragontrx 7 часов назад +2

    But That's just a theory a bank theory

  • DishWasherBoy Flitz
    DishWasherBoy Flitz 8 часов назад

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

  • Diesel 33
    Diesel 33 8 часов назад

    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 🙏✡️🌌✡️🙏

  • Bob_engels _
    Bob_engels _ 21 час назад +1

    make a new channel called economy theory or finance theory

  • Little Ocean
    Little Ocean День назад

    2:49 Are you secretly EDWARD ELRICE the FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST

    1 like=A 5 slaps for Ally’s lie

  • I.T. Scientist
    I.T. Scientist День назад +1

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

  • Jawachii S.
    Jawachii S. День назад +1

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

  • mijk brak
    mijk brak День назад

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

  • lamJoe Joe
    lamJoe Joe День назад

    Hook Payday gang up

  • roosco's studios
    roosco's studios 2 дня назад


  • Calponi
    Calponi 2 дня назад

    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.

  • Daniel Pontow
    Daniel Pontow 2 дня назад +2

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

  • sally kilby
    sally kilby 2 дня назад +1

    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.💞✌🙏

  • Scott Playz
    Scott Playz 3 дня назад

    To much money for me to think about being taken

  • Richard Martin
    Richard Martin 3 дня назад

    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.

  • Nate Eavers
    Nate Eavers 4 дня назад +4

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

  • Nococonuts Games
    Nococonuts Games 4 дня назад


    xX_Mareczex_Xx CIEKAWOSTKI FORTNITE 4 дня назад +1

    You look pretty much like a Jerome from Gotham :3

    LUNARSCAPES 4 дня назад +1

    I got an ad for ally on this video

  • ArmuunKuroneko
    ArmuunKuroneko 4 дня назад

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

  • Lucas Cardozo
    Lucas Cardozo 4 дня назад +1

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

  • Hintswen
    Hintswen 4 дня назад

    A lot of what you said is bs. Just because RU-clip 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.

  • Number 1 Rhoades
    Number 1 Rhoades 5 дней назад

    Screw and f Ally

  • GreyMapper mapper etc.
    GreyMapper mapper etc. 5 дней назад


  • GreyMapper mapper etc.
    GreyMapper mapper etc. 5 дней назад +2

    Law and order special victims unit in a nutshell

  • Paulo Pilotto
    Paulo Pilotto 5 дней назад +1

    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.

  • Adam Miller
    Adam Miller 5 дней назад

    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/RU-clip, 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.

  • NPC {501.85.010}
    NPC {501.85.010} 5 дней назад

    Sue them

  • Quentin Lahure
    Quentin Lahure 5 дней назад

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

    • Arcimela
      Arcimela 5 дней назад


    • Quentin Lahure
      Quentin Lahure 5 дней назад

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

  • Well This Complicates Things
    Well This Complicates Things 5 дней назад

    Back then, I knew what RU-clip 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.

  • Frontopgamer YT
    Frontopgamer YT 5 дней назад +1

    MatPat should be a rapper

  • Arrow Master
    Arrow Master 6 дней назад

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

  • Erica Peake
    Erica Peake 6 дней назад

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

  • Phantom Phoenix
    Phantom Phoenix 7 дней назад

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

  • MorderElg
    MorderElg 7 дней назад

    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?

  • JimineyBob
    JimineyBob 7 дней назад

    I want to see a theory on Payday 2

  • Maxim Au
    Maxim Au 7 дней назад

    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.

  • MrJoltKing
    MrJoltKing 8 дней назад

    Here’s the truth of what’s going on

  • black fox
    black fox 8 дней назад +1

    Dont mess with the nerds they powerful

  • The Sour Kid
    The Sour Kid 8 дней назад

    Your weird

  • Alejandro Ruiz
    Alejandro Ruiz 8 дней назад

    Same martil

  • OGgieBOOgy
    OGgieBOOgy 8 дней назад

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

  • Carlitos Espinosa
    Carlitos Espinosa 8 дней назад +3

    Season 5 Ep. 7
    Min. 1:52

  • MKWeirdo :3
    MKWeirdo :3 8 дней назад

    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...;-;

  • Daeadroses
    Daeadroses 8 дней назад

    What happened? What did I miss.

  • DaMajestic Husky
    DaMajestic Husky 8 дней назад +3

    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.

  • JellyPaladin76
    JellyPaladin76 8 дней назад +2

    DEFYMedia *defies* public opinion.

    TACOSANCHEZ 2318 9 дней назад +1

    DEFYMedia did a big opsie

  • KingOfKaiju05
    KingOfKaiju05 9 дней назад

    Gay and faked

  • NIMA Ghanbarpour
    NIMA Ghanbarpour 9 дней назад

    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

  • Aleksandar Platanic
    Aleksandar Platanic 9 дней назад

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

  • krishveer sharma
    krishveer sharma 9 дней назад


  • Jo Dec
    Jo Dec 10 дней назад

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

  • Shayne Jackson
    Shayne Jackson 10 дней назад

    Rns. Sub

  • Mackenzie Smith
    Mackenzie Smith 10 дней назад

    Man MattPatt is Scary

  • GammaGames
    GammaGames 11 дней назад

    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 RU-clip, 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.

  • XHaradorkX
    XHaradorkX 11 дней назад

    MatPat kinda looks like Brandon Flowers, from The Killers

  • Bryce Fox
    Bryce Fox 11 дней назад

    You could make theory soap repeat of my last comment

  • Abbeylee Nicholls
    Abbeylee Nicholls 11 дней назад

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

  • Angelina Pereira
    Angelina Pereira 12 дней назад

    Omg when her ripped the paper I was *ShOoK*

  • Big Joshy Slap-Nuts
    Big Joshy Slap-Nuts 12 дней назад

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

  • ShinyCoinSc
    ShinyCoinSc 12 дней назад

    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 12 дней назад

      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'. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Spr4yer
    Spr4yer 12 дней назад +22

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

  • MischievousMoo
    MischievousMoo 12 дней назад


  • Angela Gomez
    Angela Gomez 12 дней назад

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

  • Tanya Frenette
    Tanya Frenette 12 дней назад

    Yes would he make a good lawyer

  • AfraidFire Blazer
    AfraidFire Blazer 13 дней назад

    Why so much dislikes

  • Lunais Silverwing
    Lunais Silverwing 13 дней назад

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

  • Blaire Lometti
    Blaire Lometti 13 дней назад

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

  • The Revalve
    The Revalve 13 дней назад

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

  • Brad Doan
    Brad Doan 13 дней назад

    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 11 дней назад

      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 RU-clip 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 RU-clip’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 RU-clip 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 RU-clip 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 RU-clip 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.

  • TTV.Lirza12369
    TTV.Lirza12369 14 дней назад +2

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

  • ItsJustCrash
    ItsJustCrash 14 дней назад

    So like, are you purple PewDiePie now?

  • LindaCreations
    LindaCreations 14 дней назад

    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

  • lps lilly
    lps lilly 14 дней назад

    I ❤ matpat

  • Ben's World
    Ben's World 14 дней назад

    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

  • Chris Hawking
    Chris Hawking 14 дней назад +1

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

  • The Mangle# Savage Queen
    The Mangle# Savage Queen 14 дней назад +1

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

  • Jason Swanson
    Jason Swanson 14 дней назад

    great writing

  • JAMACKL productions
    JAMACKL productions 14 дней назад

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

  • Mark Vagabond
    Mark Vagabond 15 дней назад

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

  • Firestier
    Firestier 15 дней назад +1

    I love tipster!

  • Snowstorm Productions
    Snowstorm Productions 15 дней назад

    Wow. MattPat could totally be an amazing lawyer

  • bb1983 Snakebite
    bb1983 Snakebite 15 дней назад

    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

  • lolaplays mercedes
    lolaplays mercedes 15 дней назад

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

  • Alessandro Munoz
    Alessandro Munoz 15 дней назад

    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 RU-clip going through defy, getting caught I’m the middle. This is sick.

  • Spider 136496
    Spider 136496 15 дней назад

    I guess you could say they DEFIED you

  • Natalie Boyce
    Natalie Boyce 15 дней назад

    During both of these videos, I almost cried because I have been watching MatPat since the first Fnaf video and I felt so bad that this happened to him and other creators. I hate seeing him so unhappy. We love you MatPat!

  • Daniel Campbell
    Daniel Campbell 16 дней назад +1

    Really tired of all my favorite RU-clip channels being taken over with stories about how they are struggling with the medium. Millionaires in privileged positions talking about how hard things are for them on RU-clip.

    I go to Game Theory for GAME THEORIES. Yet these big RU-cliprs leverage the popularity of their channel to help with a problem THEY are facing. And in order to safe face they wrap themselves in a veil of protection by saying, "I know I'm in a privileged position, but I'm just worried about the little guys on RU-clip." They do this while weaponizing their fanbase and turning it against something that's important to them and will likely not affect their people at all. We are seeing a miniature version of what happens when someone gets elected to office. Someone gains power and privilege, then uses it to further their own agenda. I like to think Hank falls more on the Obama side of leadership than Machiavelli, but it's interesting/disheartening to see a lot of these "rulers of their own nation" use their charisma and fanbase to further their own agenda.

    And all of this, because I want to know how many hairs are in Mario's mustache.

  • Erica Weeks
    Erica Weeks 16 дней назад

    2:42 WE HAVE A SAVAGE IN THE BUILDING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Also I'm so happy that we as a community is fighting back.

    • Anthony-handsome-strong Powers-does parkour-etc
      Anthony-handsome-strong Powers-does parkour-etc 14 дней назад

      Can you honestly stfu im happy that hes fighting back but like the way you tall just makes me cringe till i puke its 2019 not 2016 you dont gotta go LADIES AND GENTLE THIS IS NOT A DRILL WE HAVE A SAVAGE like stfu

  • silenthunter6
    silenthunter6 16 дней назад

    That's capitalism

  • Darkwinggs - and more!
    Darkwinggs - and more! 16 дней назад +1

    I lied to us