Eugene Lee Yang, Zach Kornfeld and Keith Habersberger have broken their silence since announcing the removal of Ned Fulmer from the Try Guy company.
The three state they did not know what was happening and are as shocked as their fans by the revelation.
The video released this morning outlined a timeline of the past months events and the processes actioned within the work place. They began by stating that they had been alerted by multiple fans on Labour Day weekend (Sept 5th) that Ned and an employee had been seen engaging in romantic behavior. After firstly ‘checking in’ on the employee, Ned confirmed the allegations.
“And thus began a three week process of engaging with employment lawyers, corporate lawyers, HR, PR, and more in order to make sure we were taking all necessary steps.” Eugene
He went on to stress that they wanted to ensure nothing was swept under the rug and noted that Ned was immediately removed from all work activities.
The trio then discussed the decision and efforts to digitally edit and remove Ned from all pre-recorded content with even deeming multiple videos ‘unreleasable’ despite the monetary costs to the company, that they will not be able to recoup.
Following internal reviews Eugene, Zach and Keith signed a written consent of the members of Second Try LLC approving the removal of Ned as a manager and an employee on the 16th of September.
The delay in bringing the knowledge public was for the benefit of other parties involved including Ariel, Ned’s wife and their two children. The trio also reminded their audience that “the internet has a tendency to be a lot harsher towards women than men. So please, we ask that you exercise kindness.”
They wrapped up by thanking their staff for helping them through this difficult time and that their “primary focus right now is making sure they feel comfortable and proud coming to work”.