Two down three to go. Singer-actress Brandy Norwood has settled 2 of 5 lawsuits filed against her in the 2006 multi-car accident that claimed the life of Awatef Aboudihaj.
The singer has agreed to pay $300,000 to each of Aboudihaj two children, Mrwan and Kareem Mohamed, who were riding in the car with their mother at the time of the accident.
Aboudihaj’s husband and parents, along with another driver, Donald Lite, all have lawsuits pending against Brandy.
Aboudihaj’s husband Marouane Hdidou reportedly turned down an earlier settlement offer for $1.2 million, while her parents’ $50 million suit has yet to be addressed. It’s unclear what Mr. Lite is seeking in his suit, but he did suffer “serious and permanent injuries” during the accident.
For her part, Brandy has filed suit against another motorist Mallory Ham, claiming her negligent driving caused the accident.
Brandy, meanwhile, has sued another motorist involved in the crash, accusing Mallory Ham of negligence and blaming her for causing the chain-reaction pileup.
California prosecutors declined to file charges against the “Moesha” star despite Highway Patrol’s recommendation that a misdemeanor manslaughter charge be brought against her.