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Ruby Franke Denies Doing “Naughty Things” in Jail Call to Husband

Kevin can be heard telling her at that time, “I’m committed to our family. I’m committed to you and our marriage, no matter what happens. I will be here to support you in any way that I can.”

He has since filed for divorce from Ruby, with his lawyer saying the pair had been living apart from for more than a year before her arrest.

E! News has reached out to lawyers for Ruby, Kevin and Jodi for comment on the phone call but has not heard back.

Ruby—who ran the 8 Passengers YouTube channel—was sentenced Feb. 20 to four to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of aggravated child abuse. Following her sentencing, her lawyer made it clear she had no intention of appealing the sentence.

The family vlogger was originally arrested over aggravated child abuse charges in August when Utah police received a report of a starving child and investigated the allegations, the Santa Clara-Ivins Public Safety Department said in a press release.

Authorities determined the child was in “severe” condition, looked “emaciated and malnourished” and had “open wounds and duct tape around the extremities.”

During her hearing, Ruby apologized to her children and husband.

“For the past four years, I’ve chosen to follow counsel and guidance that has led me into a dark delusion,” Ruby said in court, per the livestream on the Utah court’s website. “My distorted version of reality went largely unchecked as I would isolate from anyone who challenged me.”

“I believed dark was light and right was wrong,” she added while addressing her kids. “I would do anything in this world for you. I took from you all that was soft and safe, and good.”

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