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Brandy Sued by Survivor in Fatal Wreck

5/25/2007 4:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

BrandyA survivor of the fatal car crash involving Brandy is going after the singer in court, claiming that the ousted "America's Got Talent" judge should have known the consequences of speeding in a Range Rover.

In the lawsuit filed today in Los Angeles County Superior Court and exclusively obtained by TMZ, Mallory Ham claims that Brandy "recklessly wantonly, unlawfully, and maliciously" operated the car responsible for causing a deadly collision on the 405 Freeway last December.

According to the document, Ham, who says he was "severely injured" as a result of the multi-car accident, is demanding that the singer pay for unspecified medical bills, pain and suffering, legal costs and punitive damages.

This is the fourth lawsuit Brandy is facing regarding the crash that killed 38-year-old Awatef Aboudihaj.

UPDATE: TMZ has also obtained Brandy's response to the wrongful death suit filed against her. In the papers, filed May 23, Brandy says she "denies each and every allegation in the complaint and further denies that plaintiff's have been damaged in any sum or sums whatsoever." In addition, Brandy "alleges and asserts her Fifth Amendment privileges" and asks that the matter go to trial before a jury.

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Daddy wants some of the pie too.    

What bothers me the most is that, when this story first broke it seemed like all people were talking about was "Will this end Brandy's career?" Nobody seemed to give a damn about the woman who was killed!!! A Range Rover is a big heavy vehicle and if you are going to drive one you have to take into account that it will not stop like a corvette and when you hit someone you could do serious harm. Just because someone slams their brakes on in front of you that does not give you the right to plow into them like some of you imply. LA freeways are some of the most congested in the country and stop-gos are common. Brandy's lack of attention killed a woman and injured others and she needs to be held accountable just like anyone else-- no more no less!!

2662 days ago
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Mika Nan    

Brandi didn't intend for someone to wind up dead as a result of her mistakes, but someone is dead nevertheless. When someone makes a mistake with terrible consequences the decent thing to do is to own up to it and pay for the damage done, as much as possible. Brandi is in the financial position to pay for her mistake but refuses to do so. What a scumbag.

2661 days ago
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Russell    

If anyone loses there life in any kind of accident it is a tragedy. I agree that she should pay for the medical expenses yet i do not agree with having law suits filed against her. Accidents happen and no matter how much money they get out of her, the pain of losing that love one will never go away. After everything is over and done with, the family of the dead woman will realize that even if they are awarded money.

2659 days ago
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Give me a Break    

I can't believe you people think that she should be responsible. When driving your vehicle you should use safe distance between you and the car in front of you! Brandi should be responsible for the person that she hit. I feel sorry about the lady dying but Brandi did not hit her directly! If everyone was driving at a safe speed and gave them enough room for stopping without hitting the vehicle in front of them - it would not have been so many cars involved!

2589 days ago
5.

Whatareyoudoing?    

I still love you, Brandi! You were not drinking or otherwise impared. Accidents happen. I figured someone would try to get rich because you are an entertainer.

2672 days ago
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SECURITY NY    

Even good, moral people make mistakes, but sometimes a mistake can ruin your life and the lives of strangers.

Hopefully, drivers will remember that when they are in a hurry.

2672 days ago
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Reality check    

HEADUP? More like HEADUP ASS.


The reason they are going after her money, asswipe, is because a human life is worth FAR more. Get it? If, say, YOU were to kill someone through negligence, they wouldn't go after your money...BECAUSE YOU'RE A PENNILESS LOSER.

2672 days ago
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ML    

She should do the time in Jail..... Let's not forget Atfer all someone did die..

2672 days ago
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70's kid    

I'm glad she's getting sued. she should be convicted of vehicular manslaughter as well. This no talent dimwit driving a car wrecklessly, turning it into a weapon, should suffer fianacial ruin becuase of this. She cant even use rehab as an excuse. You picked a great picture of her -- confirms how obnoxious and entitled she thinks of herself.

2672 days ago
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WTF    

When is she going to be charged???

2672 days ago
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Virginia    

#1 is a numbskull. People are Taking advantage of Brandy, my buttt, SHe killed someone , even if it was an accident.

2672 days ago
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Ed    

I cant believe peole are ignorant enough to feel sorry for Brandy as a woman lies dead due to her negligence. THe man suing is not only injured himself, he has lost his wife to death, As far as dumb people saying her wealth is being taken advantage of, if she has good insurance, it will all be paid for. THen Little Brandy can go on with her life while a dead woman will never be so fortunate to be able to do the same.

2672 days ago
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ML    

SOMEONE LOST A LIFE BECUASE OF HER DUMB ASS... THE BITCH SHOULD GO TO JAIL BIGTIME.... SHE SHOULD BE IN JAIL NOW.. I KNOW IF I WOULD TO KILL SOMEONE LIKE SHE DID I WOULD BE THERE NOW.... DO THE TIME

2672 days ago
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ORPHANS IN UNITED STATES NEEDS JUST AS MUCH HELP , STARTS AT "HOME ( USA )    



ITS THE PRICE BRANDI WILL PAY FOR DRIVING DANGEROUSLY.........

SHE KILLED SOMEONE , AND SHE DIDNT CARE , IF SHE DID , BRANDI

WOULD OF DROVE THE SPEEDLIMIT AND NOT RECKLESS.

BRANDI HAS HER LIFE , THAT PERSON DOESNT ..........ITS BRANDI FAULT

IT DOESNT MATTER WHO WAS DRIVING THAT CAR ,,,,,,,YOU DONT DRIVE

CRAZY..........OR SHE SHOULD OF PARKED IT .

2672 days ago
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ML    

IT'S ONE THING TO BE SAD ABOUT A LOVED ONE THAT PAST AWAY LIKE SHE DID, BUT I DO FEEL THAT BRANDY SHOULD PAY FOR HER DEATH EXPENESS, MEDICAL BILLS , pain and suffering, AND SHE SHOULD DO SOME TIME ... BUT LET NOT FORGET THAT SHE HAS A FAMILY AND KIDS TOO.

2672 days ago
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