Brandy responds, files lawsuit on crash

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- Singer Brandy and another driver in a fatal December auto accident in Los Angeles blame each other in lawsuits each filed against the other.

Mallory Ham sued Brandy, full name Brandy Norwood, for negligence and motor vehicle damage, E! News reported. The suit filed last week said the "Moesha" star "carelessly and negligently owned, operated, entrusted, leased, repaired, modified, maintained and/or controlled a 2007 Land Rover Range Rover so as to cause a multi-vehicle accident that severely injured plaintiff Mallory Ham and killed another person."


Norwood countersued Ham, contending that Ham caused the fatal crash.

"She's just responding to pieces of litigation as they come in," Brandy attorney Edwin McPherson told E! News.

Norwood also responded to the three other suits filed as a result of the four-car collision in which Awatef Aboudihaj died in a hospital of injuries she received when struck by another vehicle.

The singer "specifically denies each and every allegation" in the wrongful death complaints filed against her by Aboudihaj relatives.

The California Highway Patrol recommended the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office charge Norwood with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, but prosecutors have not decided whether to file charges.


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