Brandy’s Situation Might Be Looking up

February 6th, 2007 // 7 Comments


So, it looks like the $50 million dollar lawsuit that’s been filed against Brandy might have hit a few snags.

Awatef Aboudihaj was killed December 30 after Brandy’s vehicle rear-ended her on a Los Angeles freeway. Aboudihaj was married with two children. Under California law, only the husband, not the parents, can sue for wrongful death.

We’re told the parents’ lawsuit was filed without consulting the husband beforehand. Even more interesting, Aboudihaj has been living in the United States for 11 years. Her parents have been living in Morocco full-time, so contact between parents and daughter was minimal.

You can’t file a wrongful death lawsuit in California? So, say I had no domestic partner (seeing as I can’t legally marry a guy in Cali), and my parents were my only friends or family and O.J. decapitated me – they couldn’t sue him? Great. Oh, and there you go, Brandy. Maybe the lawsuit will get tossed and you won’t have to go out on tour with Moesha: The Musical to raise some bank.

By J. Harvey

  1. is this a new law?

    I’m calling bullshit. After the Simpson trial Nicole and Ron’s Families BOTH filed wrongful death lawsuits and i’m pretty sure at least one of them (possibly both families) won considerable amounts of money.

  2. carly

    i’m pretty sure they mean because she was married at the time of death, only her husband can sue. if you are unmarried your next of kin would be your parents, or if they were dead then your siblings, etc.

  3. jacob

    well… get the fire lit under that husbands ass!

    yes, i’m guessing if you have a significant other who isn’t your legally recognized spouse…. the family can sue.

    could we just just get the right to marry already?

  4. cibil suit

    The Superior Court jury awarded $8.5 million in compensatory damages to the Goldman family and to Ron Goldman’s biological mother.

    The jury ruled against Simpson on each of the eight technical questions of liability it was asked to consider. It effectively found Simpson liable for his ex-wife’s death, though the Brown family did not seek such a verdict.

  5. In the goldman simpson case they just wanted money it was sad they died but their family was’nt even talking to them. If you are with someone like kim porter and p diddy (if he wasn’t cheating) for a long period o time its technically a marriage in that youcan sue for alimony and other things. This might be transient in homosexual relationships plus their was a case where a judge made a guy give his ex partner money after dissolution of maarriage. The guy said we were ttechnocally not married the case was still upheld.


    Sasha- You need to get your facts straight. The Goldman family ( who I personally know) were and are very close. They were not estranged from their son. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?????

  7. cheeky

    Cherry I am a close friend to the Goldman family as well and he WAS estranged. Get your facts straight.

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