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Brandy won't face criminal charges in crash



Singer Brandy can breath a little easier these days, now that the L.A. city attorney's office decided Friday not to press charges in the December 2006 car crash that killed 38-year-old Awatef Aboudihaj.

The AP said the office found insufficient evidence to bring the case in front of a jury. The California Highway Patrol had previously recommended that she be charged, a claim attorney Blair Berk called out in a statement to the media:

"These past 12 months have posed an extraordinary hardship for Brandy and her family, who have been unfairly forced to live under a cloud of suspicion initially caused by the ill-advised and premature press release sent out by the California Highway Patrol accusing Brandy of wrongdoing before the police investigation was even finished."

But she won't have time to worry about the CHP: she's currently waiting on $50 million in separate lawsuits filed by Aboudihaj's parents, children and husband. Brandy and Mallory Ham, a motorist whose car struck boudihaj's, also have sued each other for negligence. Aboudihaj's husband also has sued Ham. All the lawsuits are pending.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:30am]


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