The remaining members — 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 actually fired on Sept. 16.
“Ned Fulmer is no longer working with the ‘Try Guys,’” Kornfeld said in a YouTube video — which they named “what happened” — with Yang and Habersberger sitting beside him on a couch.
Habersberger, who looked somber, continued, “On Labor Day weekend, multiple fans alerted us that they had seen Ned and an employee engaging in public romantic behavior.”
He went on to say that they reached out to the employee to “check on” her before Ned, 35, “confirmed the reports and since confirmed this had been going on for some time, which was obviously, very shocking for us.”
We just want you to know that we had no idea this was going on,” he added. “All of that information was just as shocking to us as this has been for you this week.” Yang, 36, 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,” he continued, taking a moment to compose himself. “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.”