Brandy is sued anew in fatal crash
Singer-actress Brandy was sued for negligence and wrongful death by the husband of a waitress who was killed in a freeway crash involving the entertainer.
Marouane Hdidou filed the lawsuit this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court. He seeks unspecified damages. His wife, 38-year-old Awatef Aboudihaj, died Dec. 30 in a crash on the San Diego Freeway.
A California Highway Patrol report said a Land Rover driven by 28-year-old Brandy (full name: Brandy Norwood) failed to slow in traffic and was going 65 mph when it struck the back of a Honda driven by Aboudihaj.
The Honda hit another vehicle, slid sideways and struck a center divider, then was hit by a car driven by Mallory Ham of Simi Valley, the report said.
The lawsuit names both Brandy and Ham and contends both were driving recklessly.
Aboudihaj’s parents and her two children earlier filed separate lawsuits against Brandy.
The city attorney’s office is still deciding whether to charge Brandy with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, spokesman Frank Mateljan said. If charged and convicted, she could face as much as a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
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