Brandy is being sued for $50 million for her involvement in a fatal car crash. The wrongful death lawsuit, filed by the parents of Awatef Aboudihah who died in the crash, claims Brandy was "driving recklessly" when she hit their daughter's vehicle. A representative for Brandy said: "The accident was a terrible tragedy and Brandy's heart goes out to Awatef Aboudihaj's family. But for legal reasons we cannot comment on this lawsuit." The suit, which was filed in Los Angeles' Superior Court on January 30, comes a day after the California Highway Patrol recommended Brandy is charged with misdemeanour vehicular manslaughter.
The Los Angeles City Attorney's office is reviewing the case and will decide whether to file the charge. If the Moesha star is charged and subsequently found guilty, the 27-year-old could face a year in jail. On December 30 Brandy - real name Brandy Norwood - was driving on a Los Angeles freeway when traffic slowed and her car hit Aboudihah, 38. Aboudihah's car hit another vehicle, slid sideways into the central reservation and was hit by another car.
Aboudihah, a married mother-of-one, died in hospital from blunt-force injuries. Brandy has reportedly added crisis-management specialist Allan Mayer to her PR team to salvage her reputation.