Brandy Sued By Crash Victim's Parents
LATEST: BRANDY is being sued for $50 million (GBP26 million) by the family of a woman killed in a car crash that's being blamed on the singer/actress.
AWATEF ABOUDIHAJ's parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit at Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday (30JAN07) after police recommended the singer be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. Their 38-year-old daughter was killed in a four-car freeway crash in California on 30 December (06)
The California Highway Patrol has ruled Brandy was at fault because she failed to prevent her Land Rover from hitting the car infront when traffic slowed down.
The Aboudihajs' lawsuit accuses Brandy - real name BRANDY NORWOOD - of "reckless driving" and seeks $50 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
If found guilty of criminal charges, Brandy faces a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The 27-year-old last week issued a statement through her publicist offering her condolences to Aboudihaj's family.