Madonna: The Left-Behind Parent

January 20, 2016

Madonna – A Victim of an International Family Abduction

Many of us in the International Family Abduction Community have been reading about the Madonna and Guy Ritchie International Custody Dispute. There are reports that Madonna’s son ran away from her custody, hired an attorney and is going to court as a teenager to change the custody arrangement. That said, it is Madonna who has International Custody in New York City. And there is a Custody Order that orders that her son live in New York City. There is also a Court Order that orders Rocco back to New York City.

Guy Ritchie should buy a ticket for his son and in the spirit of co-parenting, he should force his son to get on an airplane and live with his mother. At least, temporarily until the New York Court Hearing in February. But he isn’t doing that, so this is clearly an alleged International Family Abduction. Guy Ritchie is clearly an alleged International Parental Kidnapper. As a child, you can’t unilaterally decide you want to live with your other parent and move into the other home before going to court.

It now appears that as the alleged victim parent, Madonna is venting her frustration with this ordeal in her work which happens to be very public with her recent Nashville show. Apparently she stunned the audience in a foul-mouthed rant and there are reports that she had over-consumed alcohol after the show. For many left-behind or searching parents in our Family Abduction Community, some of us can relate to this. It must not be easy for Madonna, in addition to the press about her parenting style that is more than likely spoon-fed by the Ritchie and/or Rocco PR camp.

We’ve always held the position that there is never any legitimate excuse for a Family Abduction. Guy Ritchie has had plenty of opportunities to abide by the court order, but he has not. If Guy and his son Rocco didn’t like the custody agreement, they should respect the existing NY Judge’s Court Order. Before the court hearing in February, Guy has time to show some respect for that Court Order. We hope he does!


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

Judge Lisa Gorcya on Parental Alienation

December 18, 2015

Judge Lisa Gorcya spoke out about Parental Alienation in the case of Omer and Maya Tsimhoni and their three children. The mother is accused of alienating the kids against their father. This case made national news when Judge Gorcya sent the kids to a Juvenile Detention Facility. The mother lost custody of the children and her visitation suspended. The judge also ordered gag orders in the case.

The mom and her supporters have tried to get the judge to recuse herself from the case and have filed complaints against her.

Editor’s Note: If you view the video, these children and their mother clearly have a disrespect for both the Judge and the Court System (like the Rucki Girls and Sandra Rucki). If you read the complaint, the children refused to have lunch with their father at the courthouse lunch room. Most kids today would have done that. The mother and her attorney would clearly like the judge removed from the case. That said, the mother has not seen the kids in over 2 months while the father is in reunification therapy with the children. Despite the negative press the judge is getting, we believe that Judge Lisa Gorcya cares about these kids and genuinely did everything possible to reunify the children with their father.

We respect what Judge Lisa Gorcya did and applaud her efforts in the Tsimhoni case. She may have engaged in some judicial puffery in her court room speak, but in our opinion, these kids deserved it. These kids should should have respected the judge and her court order. We hope that the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission will not take any action against Judge Lisa Gorcya. Our Judicial System needs more judges like her.

Finally, this case started in 2008 when Maya Tsimhoni, now a pediatric eye doctor and glaucoma researcher at the University of Michigan fled Israel in an International Family Abduction. The family had previously lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The father returned home in Israel and found that his wife had kidnapped the children to the United States. The judge ruled to not return the father to Israel in the case. The father is a traffic safety researcher and General Motors engineer.


Gorcya: Parental alienation is issue in Bloomfields Hills divorce case (Oakland Press, 07-10-15)

Plane flies banner over Tsimhoni children’s school (Fox 2, 10-14-15)

Complaint filed against judge who sent kids to ‘jail’ (Detroit Free Press, 12-15-15)

Family in Crisis – Judge’s decision to send kids to detention center sparks controversy (Detroit Jewish News, 07-15-15)