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Ruby Franke‘s Husband Insists He Doesn’t Know About Their Children’s Alleged Abuse!
The disgraced Utah mommy influencer was arrested last month on charges of severely abusing her six children. Shari, Chad, Abby, Julie, RussellAnd eve. And the details are pretty ghastly, dear Perezcious readers.
The drama came to light after one of her sons fled the family home and rushed to a neighbor for help, where he appeared “emaciated and malnourished, with open wounds and duct tape around his extremities.” He also asked for food and water. Just so heartbreaking.
After police were called, his condition was deemed “so serious” that he and another child in “similar condition” were taken to hospital for treatment. The Department of child and family services They then took four minors into their care. Ruby, who ran the now-defunct company youtube channel 8 passengers and that links Podcast with her business partner Jodi Hildebrandtwas arrested last week and has been charged with multiple counts of child molestation alongside Jodi.
Of course, attention turned to the father and what he might or might not have known. At a performance on Good morning America on Wednesday morning, Kevin Franke has expressed himself … at least through his lawyer. Lawyer Randy S. Kester spoke at length about Kevin’s take on the story. Finally! This is what we’ve all been waiting for since his first statement was so short!
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According to the attorney, Kevin and Ruby lived separately and had lived in different houses for 13 months. The children were in their mother’s care when the alleged abuse was uncovered – and Kevin was “dismayed” at how the allegations are affecting his family.
Yes, not “dismayed” by the actions he is accused of, but the impact on his family? hmm Strange wording. The lawyer continued:
“[He’s] He’s a good person, he’s very gentle, he’s a very gentle guy, and no one has ever alleged that he has ever physically abused these children or anyone else. […] He just wants to do what is best for his children, get them back, put them under his guardianship, his fatherhood and protect them.”
At Chris Cuomo‘S NewsNation On Tuesday night’s show, the attorney also revealed that the co-parents had agreed not to “talk bad about anyone” throughout the legal drama to protect the children. However, when asked if Kevin played “any role in the alleged conduct,” Randy insisted, “Absolutely not.”
How could that be possible? He explained:
“Mom got the kids for the summer and moved out of the county with the kids and if he had known or believed there was any abuse going on, he would have been there.”
Cuomo tried to clarify if that meant “everything happened after he left the family home,” but the attorney didn’t fully answer, other than insisting that Kevin “wasn’t around the kids” that summer. . He claimed the crimes “happened at a house a few hundred miles from Mr Franke’s whereabouts,” claiming:
“He never condoned or encouraged abuse.”
Hasn’t he asked the kids for photos or FaceTime these months? How could he not know something was wrong when her condition was as terrible as it sounded? Also, even Ruby’s sisters are relieved that she was finally arrested as they have been trying to ask the kids for help for a while! Wouldn’t you talk to him about your concerns?
It’s hard to believe he didn’t know when even Ruby’s viewers are increasingly critical of her tough parenting style, but we hope it’s true and that he wasn’t simply turning a blind eye to the horrific behavior. Thoughts?! Sound OFF (below)!
If you have serious suspicions of child abuse, call or go to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org.