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YouTube removed Ruby Franke's ConneXions channel and says she can't make accounts anymore

Ruby Franke
Two channels associated with Franke have been removed.Screenshot/YouTube - bubbles
  • Ruby Franke and Jodi Hildebrandt were arrested and charged with child abuse this week.

  • YouTube told Insider it removed their joint account ConneXions and Franke's 8 Passengers.

  • YouTube said Franke is not allowed to own or create any additional YouTube channels.

YouTube confirmed to Insider it has removed two channels linked to the mom-influencer Ruby Franke after she was arrested on Wednesday and charged with child abuse.

The platform said it removed Franke's main family vlog channel 8 Passengers and ConneXions, a joint life-improvement advice account with Franke's business partner Jodi Hildebrandt. Both Hildebrandt and Franke were arrested and charged with six counts of child abuse in Washington County, Utah, per indictments announced Friday.

All of 8 Passengers' videos appeared to have been taken down earlier this year, but ConneXions was still online and viewable until the middle of the day on Friday.

"We can confirm that we have terminated two channels linked to Ruby Franke in accordance with our creator responsibility guidelines," YouTube spokesperson Nicole Bell wrote in a statement.

YouTube also said Franke won't be able to use or create any YouTube channels going forward due to the platform's repeat infringer policy.

The 8 Passengers channel was created in 2015 and reached around 2.5 million subscribers at its peak. The channel followed the lives of Franke, her husband Kevin Franke, and their six children: Shari, Chad, Abby, Julie, Russell, and Eve. Fan rumors and allegations that Franke was neglecting and mistreating her children had swirled online for years before her arrest earlier this week.

A court order has Franke and Hildebrandt being held without bail in Utah. Franke and her attorney did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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