Ruby Franke looked disheveled during her first public court appearance since she was arrested on child abuse charges last month.
According to a photo shared on Twitter by Brian Schnee, KUTV2 News Reporter The momfluencer looked dazed as she appeared virtually at the hearing in southern Utah on Friday.
Her blonde hair looked unkempt and she seemed to have bags under her eyes.
KUTV2 News reported that Franke, 41, was moved from a holding cell to a medical block at Purgatory Correctional Center. The reason for this change is unknown.
During the hearing, which was reportedly delayed for more than an hour, a judge ruled that the vlogger would continue to be held without bail.
On August 30, the mother of six was arrested on two counts of aggravated child abuse. A week later, she was charged with four more counts of child abuse.
His business partner, Jodi Hildebrandt, was also arrested in the same case. She is also being held without bail.
The women were arrested at Hildebrandt’s home in Ivins, Utah, after one of Franke’s children escaped through a window into a neighbor’s house, where the child demanded food and some water.
The neighbor alerted police after seeing the “emaciated” child who was also tied up with duct tape. When authorities arrived, they discovered another child, who was also malnourished.
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Following the “8 Pa*sengers” host’s arrest, her sisters released a statement saying justice “must happen.”
“For the past three years, we have kept silent about our sister Ruby Franke, for the sake of her children. Behind the public stage, we have done everything we can to try to keep children safe,” the statement begins.
“Ruby was arrested, which was bound to happen. Jodi was arrested, which was bound to happen. The children are now safe, which is priority number one.
Ruby’s husband, Kevin Franke, denies having anything to do with his wife’s alleged abuse of their six children, who are currently in state custody.
“He’s a very nice guy, and no one has ever made any allegations that he physically abused these children or anyone else,” Kevin’s attorney, Randy S., said Wednesday. Kester, on “Good Morning America.”
“He just wants to do what’s best for his children and take them back and put them under his guardianship and paternity and protect them.”
The lawyer also described his client, 44, as a “good person” who was “distraught” by the allegations against Ruby.
Since Franke’s arrest, YouTube has removed his channels from the platform.
“We can confirm that we have closed two channels related to Ruby Franke in accordance with our creator responsibility guidelines,” YouTube spokesperson Jack Malon said in a statement to Page Six.
The next bond hearings for Franke and Hildebrandt are scheduled for September 21.