Singer-actress Brandy is being sued for $US50 million by the family of a woman killed in a freeway crash which police have blamed on the singer.
The wrongful death lawsuit by the parents of Awatef Aboudihaj, 38, was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court a day after police recommended that prosecutors charge Brandy with a misdemeanour count of vehicular manslaughter.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) found that the 27-year-old entertainer, whose full name is Brandy Norwood, was at fault in the December 30 accident for failing to prevent her Land Rover from hitting the car in front of her when traffic suddenly slowed, CHP spokesman Leland Tang says.
Ms Aboudihaj was killed when her vehicle slammed into a third car, careened into the freeway’s centre divider and was hit broad-side by a fourth automobile, police say.
The lawsuit, filed as a three-page form complaint, says her death was caused by “reckless driving” by Brandy.
It seeks $US50 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
Investigators have ruled out alcohol and drugs as factors in the crash and say there was no evidence that Brandy was using a cell phone or was otherwise distracted.
She was in her car alone, Mr Tang says.
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