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Brandy sued for $50 million over car crash

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claims ‘Brandy Norwood was driving recklessly in the freeway when her car collided with Awatif Aboudihaj’s car.’
/ Source: Access Hollywood

Brandy is being sued for $50 million by the parents of the woman killed in a car crash in December, Access Hollywood has learned.

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claims “Brandy Norwood was driving recklessly in the freeway when her car collided with Awatif Aboudihaj’s car.”

Aboudihaj’s parents are seeking both punitive and compensatory damages.

On Monday, the California Highway Patrol recommended that the singer-actress be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

The CHP referred the matter to the city attorney’s office for review, said spokesman Nick Velasquez.

“The office is currently reviewing the case and determining whether the evidence warrants the filing of a misdemeanor charge of vehicular manslaughter,” Velasquez said.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in county jail and a $1,000 fine, Velasquez said.

Prosecutors couldn’t say when they would make a decision about whether to bring a case. If charged, Brandy wouldn’t necessarily have to appear in court and could have her lawyer enter a plea, Velasquez said.

Brandy, 27, was driving a Land Rover on Interstate 405 on December 30, 2006, when traffic slowed and her vehicle struck the back of Honda driven by Aboudihaj, 38, according to a CHP report.

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