Brandy sued by husband of woman killed in crash
EmptySinger-actor Brandy was sued for negligence and wrongful death by the husband of a waitress who was killed in a freeway crash involving the entertainer.
Marouane Hdidou filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. He seeks unspecified damages.
His wife, Awatef Aboudihaj, 38, of Los Angeles, died on Dec. 30 in a crash on the San Diego Freeway.
A California Highway Patrol report said a Land Rover driven by Brandy, 28, whose full name is Brandy Norwood, failed to slow in traffic and was going 65 mph when it struck the back of a Honda driven by Aboudihaj.
The Honda hit another vehicle, slid sideways and struck a center divider, then was hit by a car driven by 50-year-old Mallory Ham of Simi Valley, the report said.
The lawsuit names both Brandy and Ham and contends both were driving recklessly.
Aboudihaj's parents and her two children earlier filed separate lawsuits against Brandy.
A call to a representative for Brandy was not immediately returned Friday. There was no Simi Valley telephone listing for Ham.
The city attorney's office is still deciding whether to charge Brandy with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, spokesman Frank Mateljan said.
If charged and convicted, she could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.