Brandy Settles Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

Published June 3, 2009

Singer-actress Brandy, who has spent the last few years ensnared in a wrongful death nightmare, has agreed to settle with the children of the woman killed in the auto accident in which the star was driving.

E! News Online is reporting that the “Moesha” star will pay $300,000 apiece to Mrwan and Kareem Mohamed, who were 15 and 11 years old, respectively, when the family’s Toyota Corolla was struck by Brandy’s Land Rover, killing their mother, Awatef Aboudihaj, in December 2006. 

This leaves three other lawsuits against Brandy Norwood still pending: “one by the victim's husband and the boys' father, Marouane Hdidou, who has turned down a $1.2 million settlement offer; another $50 million claim by Aboudihaj's parents (which faces an uphill battle in court since only the husband, not parents, of a victim are allowed to sue under California law); and a third by another man, Donald Lite, who sustained ‘serious and permanent injuries’ in the smashup,” E! News reports.

Initially, the 30-year-old singer-actress sued another motorist involved in the crash, accusing Mallory Ham of negligence and blaming her for causing the chain-reaction pileup.

Written by <P>By BET.com Staff</P>

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