Hot DJ Angie Vu to be extradited to France for kidnapping trial
ABrooklyn judge has affirmed the extradition of Asia’s sexiest DJ to Paris where she faces parental kidnapping charges.
Federal Judge Frederic Block ruled Thursday that there was “ample evidence” that Vu had knowingly violated a French family court decree when she failed to return her 9-year-old daughter to the biological father who has custody of their love child.
Vu has been jailed at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn for seven months. She was arrested by U.S. Marshals last November at Kennedy Airport as Vu and her daughter, Isabella, were about to board a flight to China with one-way tickets. Their ultimate destination was Vietnam where Vu was born.
Block’s decision affirmed an earlier finding by a magistrate judge that Vu must face the music in Paris. She had filed a lawsuit seeking to block the extradition against the government and the warden of the jail.
Before the decision was released, Vu told the Daily News that her appearance the previous day before the judge for oral argument was “overwhelming.”
“Seeking justice for myself and my daughter has been a long and challenging journey and behind it are many strong emotions that all came to the surface when it was my chance to speak in court,” she told The News.
Block cut her off after a few minutes, advising Vu that her argument for custody of her daughter should be heard by French authorities.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Harris told the judge that Vu could be flown to Paris in government custody in about 30 days, but she still has the right to appeal Block’s decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals and Secretary of State John Kerry.
Vu’s resume includes a layout in Playboy magazine and an appearance on the TV show “America’s Got Talent.”
Her lawyer Mia EisnerGrynberg declined to comment on the decision.
– New York Daily News
DJ Angie Vu with President Bill Clinton.