Another Celebrity International Family Abduction Case – Model/DJ Angie Vu Ha Jailed

January 4, 2016

angie vu, parental kidnapper

On November 4, 2015, Angie Vu Ha was arrested at JFK Airport as she tried to flee the United States for China. France called for the US to extradite Vu. She has been held in a Brooklyn Jail since. Angie Vu Ha had initially agreed to return her daughter to the child’s father, Richard Froger in Paris on August 29. She has been denied bail. Vu had emailed Froger that she was taking the girl to live with her family in Vietnam for one year.

Vu, who has been called ‘Asia’s sexiest DJ’, is facing child abduction charges in France. She allegedly bough tickets for the flight one day after losing custody of her daughter.The model has posed for Playboy and has appeared on America’s Got Talent.

France calls on US to extradite ‘Asia’s sexiest DJ’ languishing in Brooklyn jail after she was arrested trying to flee the country with her daughter when she lost custody battle (The Daily Mail, 01-01-16)

Editor’s Note: What was celebrity Angie Vu thinking? In the aftermath of the Kelly Rutherford International Custody Case, why would she think she could take her child to Vietnam after losing custody. The child had been spending the summer in the United States like the Rutherford children. Angie Vu has a petition on

Madonna and Guy Ritchie International Custody Dispute

January 4, 2016

Madonna Guy Ritchie International Custody

The January school session at the prestigious Lycée Français de New York private school in Manhattan is starting in January and their son will not be attending. Despite being ordered by a New York Judge to come back to New York, their son is staying in London with his dad.

We don’t know what is in the custody order, but it sounds like the venue of the case is in New York. For the son to move to London where he has been living since November, he should have received permission from the New York court. He and has father can’t open a new case in London (venue or forum shopping). There is a court date scheduled in New York in February.

In these teenager cases, this sounds more like a “runaway” then a “teenager family abduction”. And there is probably more to this case then we are reading in the tabloids such as the son blocking Madonna from her Instagram and Mandonna being too controlling.

Madonna did a movie called The Next Best Thing in 2000 with Benjamin Bratt. In that movie, Madonna’s character goes through a custody dispute. She is certainly familiar with this subject matter.

As we have said in other cases, celebrities like Madonna, Guy Ritchie, Kelly Rutherford and Alec Baldwin are role models for the rest of society. As teenagers will be teenagers, it is important for parents to stand together in coparenting these young adults. We hope that these celebs living on different continents can work out their International Custody Agreements for the best interests of their children.