Ruby Franke looks disheveled in first courtroom appearance since child abuse arrest

Ruby Franke looked disheveled during her first public courtroom appearance since she was arrested on child abuse charges last month.

According to a snap shared to Twitter by KUTV2 News reporter Brian Schnee Friday, the momfluencer looked dazed as she appeared virtually for the hearing in Southern Utah.

Her blond hair looked unkempt and she appeared to have bags under her eyes.

KUTV2 News reported that Franke, 41, had been moved from a holding cell into a medical block at Purgatory Correctional Facility. The reason for the change is unknown.

During the hearing, which was reportedly delayed more than an hour, a judge ruled that the vlogger would continue to be held without bail.

Ruby Franke crying.
Ruby Franke appeared disheveled during her bond hearing Friday.

On Aug. 30, the mom of six was arrested on two counts of aggravated child abuse. A week later, she was hit with an additional four counts of child abuse.

Her business partner, Jodi Hildebrandt, was also arrested in the same case. She is also being held without bail.

The women were detained at Hildebrandt’s home in Ivins, Utah, after one of Franke’s children escaped through a window to a neighbor’s home, where the child asked for food and water.

Ruby Franke.
A judge ruled that she be held without bond.

The neighbor alerted police after they saw the “emaciated” child who was also bound with duct tape. when authorities arrived, they discovered another child, who was also malnourished.

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After the “8 Passengers” host’s arrest, her sisters released a statement, stating justice “needed to happen.”

Ruby Franke smiling.
The mom of six was arrested on six counts of aggravated child abuse.

“For the last 3 years we have kept quiet on the subject of our sister Ruby Franke for the sake of her children. Behind the public scene we have done everything we could to try and make sure the kids were safe,” the statement began.

“Ruby was arrested which needed to happen. Jodi was arrested which needed to happen. The kids are now safe, which is the number one priority.”

Ruby’s husband, Kevin Franke, is denying that he had anything to do with his wife allegedly abusing their six children, who are currently in the care of the state.

Ruby Franke with her kids..
The vlogger and her business partner, Jodi Hildebrandt, were arrested after one of Franke’s children escaped to ask a neighbor for food and water.

Ruby Franke's kids.
The neighbor notified police after seeing that the child was “emaciated” and bound with duct tape.

“He’s a very gentle guy, and no one’s ever made any allegations that he’s ever physically abused those kids or anyone else,” Kevin’s attorney, Randy S. Kester, alleged on “Good Morning America” Wednesday.

“He just wants to do what’s best for his kids and get them back, get them under his tutelage and his fathership and protect them.”

The lawyer also described his client, 44, as a “good person” who was left “distraught” by the allegations against Ruby.

Ruby and Kevin Franke.
The “8 Passengers” host and her husband, Kevin Franke, share six kids together.

Ruby Franke with her husband and kids.
Via his lawyer, Kevin denied having anything to do with his wife allegedly abusing their kids.

Since Franke’s arrest, YouTube has deleted her channels from the platform.

“We can confirm that we have terminated two channels linked to Ruby Franke in accordance with our creator responsibility guidelines,” YouTube spokesman Jack Malon said in a statement to Page Six.

Franke and Hildebrandt’s next bond hearings are scheduled for Sept. 21.

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