Not Much To Sing About For Brandy
By Tony Reid 2007-01-30 21:15:02
Earlier this week we told you about the Los Angeles attorney’s office's decision to recommend Brandy be charged with vehicular manslaughter, and now things are getting even worse for her. Not only is she facing criminal charges, but she's headed for civil court as well.
The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that a $50 million wrongful-death suit has been filed by the parents of Awatef Aboudihaj, the 38-year old married mother of one who was killed in the accident caused by the singer on December 30th.
The songster, whose real name is Brandy Norwood, told a witness at the scene that the accident was her fault and has publicly expressed her condolences to the family of the victim in a brief statement.
The 27-year old was driving at 65 mph on Interstate 405 in Los Angeles when traffic suddenly slowed, Brandy failed to follow suit and hit one car that hit another which in turn hit the first car where that driver was killed. Police dismissed drugs and alcohol as a cause, as well as any mechanical problems to the singer-actress’s Land Rover. Cell phone records are also being investigated and have not been ruled out as a cause for her failure to slow down. Police say she has been “fantastically cooperative.”
Brandy, who began her career at 14, earned a Grammy in 1999 and has made five albums. Lately she is a judge on NBC’s ”America’s Got Talent.”