Thursday, February 01, 2007

praying for brandy

LOS ANGELES - The parents of a woman killed in a freeway crash involving Brandy sued the actress-singer for $50 million Tuesday. The wrongful-death suit claims Brandy was driving recklessly when her Land Rover struck the back of a Honda driven by Awatef Aboudihaj, 38, "The Insider" first reported.

"The accident was a terrible tragedy, and Brandy's heart goes out to Awatef Aboudihaj's family," spokesman Allan Mayer said in a statement. "But for legal reasons we cannot comment on this lawsuit."

The suit was filed on behalf of Aboudihaj Ahmed and Labridi Zohra in Los Angeles Superior Court.

It comes a day after the California Highway Patrol recommended Brandy be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in the Dec. 30 accident. The city attorney's office is reviewing the case.

Brandy, whose real name is Brandy Norwood, has publicly expressed condolences to the victim's family.

Brandy, 27, was driving on Dec. 30 when traffic slowed and her vehicle hit Aboudihaj's, a CHP report said.

Aboudihaj's car hit another vehicle, slid sideways into the center divider and was then hit by another car, the report said. Aboudihaj, a Los Angeles waitress, died at a hospital from blunt-force injuries, according to the coroner's office.

Brandy, who earned a Grammy in 1999, has made five albums. She began her recording career at 14 and acted for film and television, starring on the sitcom "Moesha" from 1996-2001 and most recently as a judge for NBC's "America's Got Talent.


Anonymous said...

She should pay it and move on.

Charismatic One said...

It would probably make more sense to "pray" for the family of the woman who was killed...y'think?

ShawnQt said...

@ charismatic one

I can agree with that fully!

But, I know it would be just as hard for someone to kill somebody by accident. That is a lot to hold on to I could imagine.

I think she should do everything by the full extent of the law, even if it is jail time... but I feel empathy for her since she is my favorite female singer.

fuzzy said...

There is always two sides to a story and unfortunately some are not here to reveal that other side. While Brandy was the one who rearended the vehicle, did anyone once thing about what the driver of the car she hit was doiong? was he wreckless driving? did he slam on breaks? The money will not solve it all. The Police are charging manslaughter, which means jailtime! money aint gonna save her from jail! sorry to tell you that captain. she black too! lol palease!!!

I feel for Brandy. I dont know what will come of her...

kennyking78 said...

You know, I feel pain for all parties involved. I feel horrible for the family of the deceased. I also feel horrible for Brandy.

I think I am really disturbed about this because, like you, Shawn, I feel kind of connected to her... not in a stalker-ish kind of way, but her music played in the background through my teenage years... it is like watching a friend go through a hard time.

Man... how do you bounce back from something like this? Either side?