In an emotional video, the Try Guys admitted to their fans that they knew about Ned Fulmer’s extramarital affair, four weeks before they announced that he was fired.
The remaining members of the group— Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, and Zach Kornfeld — addressed their fans for the first time on Monday since they revealed they no longer were to be associated with Ned, whom they fired on Sept. 16.
While talking to their fans, they said:
“Ned Fulmer is no longer working with the ‘Try Guys.’ By now, we’re assuming you’ve seen the Reddit threads and TikToks and tweets and news articles. We want to give you a timeline of what’s transpired and some transparency into our decision-making.”
“On Labor Day weekend, multiple fans alerted us that they had seen Ned and an employee engaging in public romantic behavior.”
“We just want you to know that we had no idea this was going on. All of that information was just as shocking to us as this has been for you this week.”
Yang, 36, a member of the ‘Try Guys’ added they spent three weeks talking to various lawyers, human resources, and public relations experts to “make sure” they were taking the necessary steps.
“We were acutely aware of just how contrary this was to the values of the company we’ve built and those of everyone who works here.”
“This is something that we take very seriously and we refuse to sweep under the rug, that is now who were are and that is not what we stand for.”
The team has removed him from their merch store and digitally erase him from old videos, as well as any marketing products. Kornfeld even said that their decision to completely scrap some videos where Ned was heavily featured “cost” them a lot of money, but they stand by their decision “proudly.”
Tearfully, Yang, a member of the ‘Try guys’ said:
“We are incredibly shocked and deeply hurt by all of this. This is someone that we built a company and brand with for eight years. We feel saddened — not just personally but on behalf of our staff and fans that believed in us.”
Ned who has come under fire in recent weeks said:
“I’m sorry for any pain that my actions may have caused to the guys and the fans but most of all to Ariel. The only thing that matters right now is my marriage and my children, and that’s where I am going to focus my attention.”