The Try Guys will edit Ned Fulmer Out of Future movies amid ‘surprising’ infidelity scandal

Ned Fulmer will be cut from future The Try Guys videos, the remaining members said.

Fulmer, 35, admitted cheating on his wife Ariel Fulmer with a co-worker. In a video uploaded Monday, Zach Kornfeld, Keith Habersberger and Eugene Lee Yang spoke about the future of The Try Guys.

“Ned Fulmer is no longer working with The Try Guys,” Kornfeld said. “So far, we assume you’ve seen the Reddit threads, TikToks, tweets, and news articles. We want to give you a timeline of what transpired and bring some transparency to our decision making.”

He continued, “There will be things in this video that we’d like to say or expand on, but as I’m sure you know, there are some legal issues we need to consider as we go through it all.”

Habersberger then explained that the turn of events began after “several fans” saw Fulmer and a colleague “engage in public romantic behavior” over Labor Day weekend.

After asking Fulmer about it, he confirmed that the affair had been going on in secret for a while.

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WESTWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 14: YouTube personality Ned Fulmer arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures’ ‘Passengers’ at Regency Village Theater on December 14, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage Ned Fulmer

“[It] was obviously very shocking for us,” added Habersberger. “We just want you to know that we had no idea this was going on. All of this information was just as shocking to us as all of this was to you this week.”

Yang explained that a three-week investigation involving lawyers, publicists and human resources experts then began to oversee the process.

Yang continued, “From the beginning, we realized how much this contradicts the values ​​of the company we’ve built and those of everyone who works here. We took that very seriously. We refused to sweep things under the rug. We’re not, and that’s not what we stand for.”

As the scandal unfolded, Kornfeld said Fulmer was “instantly” pulled from all ties and edited out of videos. A recruitment consultant also conducted a review of Fulmer’s conduct.

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TIED TOGETHER: The Try Guys announce they will be taking a week off from the podcast in the wake of Ned Fulmer’s infidelity scandal

Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, and Zach Kornfeld, The Try Guys

Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, and Zach Kornfeld, The Try Guys

Noam Galai/Getty Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger and Zach Kornfeld

“There are several videos that we consider completely unreleaseable. You’ll never see them, and that’s because of his involvement,” Kornfeld said, noting they lost money in the move.

However, he added: “It’s a decision we proudly stand by.”

Habersberger said, while they can’t share details of the review, “Ned engaged in behavior that wasn’t right for our team.” He added, “We knew we couldn’t go any further with him.”

On September 16, the now-three-member trio signed documents stating that Fulmer would no longer be a manager or employee of their company, 2nd Try LLC.

Habersberger said that out of respect for the affected families, they refrained from immediately going public with the news.

“We were obviously incredibly shocked and deeply hurt by all of this,” Yang shared. “[Fulmer] is someone we’ve built a brand and company with for eight years. We are sad, not only personally but also on behalf of our employees and our fans who believed in us.”

Kornfeld added, “I don’t know if we’ll ever be able to fully express the pain we’re feeling in this moment. It’s hard to revisit old videos that we love and are proud of. We’re losing a friend, we’re losing someone we built a company with, we have countless memories with. We just did a TV show together. I’m sure many of you feel the same way. It is strange. We’re sorry this ever happened and we don’t know what else to say.”

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Habersberger hailed her 20 employees as “some of the most talented creative minds in the world” and said they shouldn’t be the target of “negative attention that our brand is getting now because they haven’t done anything.”

The Try Guys’ priority now is to make sure employees “feel comfortable and come to work proud”.

As for her plan, Habersberger said Fulmer will be cut from the videos that were filmed before the fallout.

Still, he might appear in sponsored videos that were also previously recorded.

Asking for respect for those affected, Yang noted, “The internet tends to be much harsher on women than it is on men. So we ask you to be kind.”

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Kornfeld promised that “things will change,” and said he was hoping for “positive growth.”

“But it will be difficult,” he added. “This whole thing is going to be really damn hard.”

Habersberger said they plan to share more soon, as Yang noted they just “figure everything out one day at a time.”

“Thank you for your support. We appreciate it and look forward to introducing you to the next era of the Try Guys,” concluded Kornfeld.

The group formed in 2014 when the four founders were working for BuzzFeed. They eventually left the media giant and formed their own production company, 2nd Try LLC.

Habersberger, Kornfeld and Yang remain in the group. To date, The Try Guys have amassed 7.8 million subscribers on YouTube.

Fulmer did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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