The web of lawsuits in the Brandy Norwood fatal crash case became a little more intricate last week after the singer-actress and another driver involved in the crash sued each other in Superior Court, each accusing the other of negligence, according to an Associated Press article posted on the San Jose Mercury News’ website.
The 28-year-old actress, known mostly by her first name, says Mallory Ham of Simi Valley caused the Dec. 30 crash on the 405 Freeway in Sherman Oaks. Ham was injured in that incident, but the crash killed 38-year-old Awatef Aboudihaj of Los Angeles. Her husband has sued both Brandy and Ham for reckless driving. Aboudihaj’s parents and her two children also have separate lawsuits pending against Brandy.
In her lawsuit, Brandy denies allegations made against her in a previous lawsuit and asserts her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination while requesting a jury trial. But Ham maintains that Brandy was driving recklessly and is seeking unspecified damages.
California Highway Patrol officials say that the actress’ 2007 Range Rover failed to slow down in traffic and that Brandy was doing 65 mph when her vehicle struck another car that in turn was hit by Ham’s vehicle. The city attorney is still mulling over whether to file misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charges against Brandy. If convicted, the actress faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
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