“Popular YouTuber Matthew ‘MatPat’ Patrick uploaded a video on January 24 exposing Smosh owners and MCN Defy Media, claiming that the company stole $1.7 million from its YouTubers.
“Defy Media closed its doors without warning in early November of 2018, laying off employees and leaving a number of YouTubers without a leg to stand on.
“Many of these YouTubers felt that they had been taken advantage of, with some claiming that their checks had been withheld to settle Defy’s debt before shutting down.
“MatPat backed up these claims in a recent video, alleging that Defy had stolen a collective $1.7 million from its YouTubers – and that he had been swindled by an executive just after the birth of his son, Oliver.”
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