NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 12:07 AM
Vu, 32, was arrested Nov. 3 by U.S. marshals at Kennedy Airport, where she was about to board a flight to China with her 9-year-old daughter, Isabella.
She has spent a “terrifying” month cooling her heels in a Brooklyn prison on parental abduction charges, but Asia’s sexiest DJ, Angie Vu, insists that her life is not spinning out of control.
“I can be in the most luxurious places and enjoy the highlights, but I can also be left in a desert alone fighting to survive,” Vu told the Daily News. “Whatever comes my way, I will deal with it.”
Vu, 32, was arrested Nov. 3 by U.S. marshals at Kennedy Airport, where she was about to board a flight to China with her 9-year-old daughter, Isabella. The child’s biological father had convinced a French court that Vu was a fugitive after she failed to return their daughter to him in Paris.
Last month, a Brooklyn magistrate judge refused to free Vu on bail after Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Harris argued that the globe-hopping mom could not be trusted to return to Paris on her own. She is due in Brooklyn Federal Court on Monday to find out if authorities in Paris are still demanding she return to face charges.
“I love my child, and it breaks my heart to see her being put in between all this,” Vu said.
She is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in an open dormitory with 100 female inmates. There hasn’t been any “Orange Is the New Black” drama, but it hasn’t been easy, either.
“I broke down when I first got here,” she said. “I will never forget what I had to go through, the sound and view of cells, handcuffs and chains and other prisoners.”
There hasn’t been any special treatment, although a guard recognized Vu from her past appearance on the TV show “America’s Got Talent,” and several inmates remarked that she seemed like a model with her striking looks and “nice, white teeth.”
Vu has appeared in Playboy magazine and Internet films when she’s not working as a DJ in posh clubs in Asia. She’s had to cancel gigs in Los Angeles, Malaysia and Las Vegas.
“I look horrible and baggy like a monster in this jumpsuit three times my size, but it is the last thing I care about now,” she said.
She hopes the judge will see her as a caring mom and not some sexpot with no respect for the law.
“(The prosecutor) can use as many photos of me in sexy outfits to go to events or in bikinis on the beach, naked in Playboy …,” she said.
But there are many photos of her shaking hands with former President Bill Clinton and pictures of her and her daughter on the cover of a family magazine, she noted.
With RICH CUTRONE