In many ways it depends. If this is a logistics screw up by Patreon, too bad, so sad, they eat the loss for their screw up. So long as Lubos regularly withdrew the money from his Patreon account, there isn’t a lot they can do. Unless something heavily fradulent and/or illegal happened it’s virtually impossible for Patreon to recoup the funds they paid out already.
Now almost certainly he just got screwed out of July’s earnings, but if it’s a clerical or system error, they should be able to reissue those funds back to him, restore his page, issue a gigantic apology and no harm no foul.
If that’s the case the big loser is ultimately Patreon as I’m almost positive they won’t be able to recharge all of the accounts they just refunded. If thats the case, Patreon may have just accidentally become by far and away the biggest Armory donator.
Of course, that all assumes this is all in error. Frankly I just can’t think of a reason why it wouldn’t be.
Did a bit of digging and it says straight out Patreon does not issue refunds, period. That’s their policy.
You can, as a creator, log in to your site and manually issue refunds so long as you have money in your account. So it’s possible it was either a screw up by Patreon or an account hack and Lubos didn’t withdraw funds, so the hacker issued everyone refunds then deleted the account.
I’m really hoping it was a Patreon screw up, that one is much easier to fix.