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Brandy Almost Off the Hook

11/28/2007 8:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The clock is ticking for the L.A. City Attorney's Office to file criminal charges against R&B singer Brandy, who was involved in a multiple car crash that killed Awatef Aboudihaj, the mother of two boys. The first anniversary of the accident, December 30, is fast approaching, but Brandy has not been charged.

Sources tell TMZ that the City Attorney's Office plans to make a decision at the very last moment. If charges aren't filed, chances are the public wouldn't notice over the holidays -- and the case would quietly go away.

TMZ spoke exclusively with Bill Sayed, lawyer for the victim's husband, Marouane Hdidou. Sayed questioned the delay, saying, "There is a death and obviously reckless driving involved, which is enough evidence for an involuntary manslaughter charge. As to why the City Attorney has taken this long? I think we would all like to know."

Over the past year, Brandy has pursued her usual activities; shopping, partying and living a normal life. Sayed says, "Brandy continues to live life with really no negative results ... doing what Brandy is doing ... as if though nothing has occurred here." He also describes how life has become a roller coaster for his client. "Thanksgiving just passed and he was all alone -- he has no family here."

On December 30, 2006, around 10:30AM, Brandy was driving her brand new Range Rover northbound on the 405 Freeway at about 65 mph -- and didn't notice when traffic in front of her slowed down. She then hit Awatef Aboudijah's car, which veered to the left and was hit by another vehicle before crashing into the center divider. Awatef died at the hospital eight hours later, from massive internal bleeding.

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sammy    

criminal!!

2485 days ago
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COMPASSIONATE MARY    

BRANDY SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN CHARGED.

UNLIKE LANE GARRISON, BRANDY WAS NOT AT FAULT. SHE MERELY "TAPPED" THE 1ST CAR AND THAT CAR HIT THE LADY.

GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT !

BRANDY'S INNOCENT !!

2485 days ago
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Sean    

"Tapped the first car" Smarter than You at 65 mph - are you on crack? Or just not that bright - you might want to change the moniker. She was definitely inattentive and probably on the phone.

2485 days ago
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Bradblowsgeorge    

#2 you should get your facts straight.....

When you are the car that initiates the accident, in other words, starts the chain of events, that eventually lead to the last car that gets hit......you are at fault.....FOR ALL OF IT!

2485 days ago
5.

velvett    

Get your facts straight she was speeding and plowed into another car not tapped it.
You wouldn't be so jumping up and down for Brandy if it was your mother who was killed.

2485 days ago
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John    

#2... you're wrong. Brandy hit the car carrying the lady that died and that car was pushed into traffic and hit by another motorist.

2485 days ago
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baejae    

Yes, I also believe she should not be charged. No foul play was at hand so she should not be labeled a killer. It was a car accident. Isn't that why we pay insurance, because we know that these things are possible. Tragic, but possible. And what is she supposed to do, live in a cave and drown in sorrow.

Leave Brandy alone!!!

2485 days ago
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windy    

women should not drive.

2485 days ago
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Desiree    

I don't think Brandy should be charged, look at Rebecca Gayeheart, she killed a child because she was driving recklessly and irrepsonsibly, now she is all over the place doing one movie after another, everyone forgot she killed a child. SHE'S the one I would have liked to see in jail for a few years. So if everyone can forget what Rebecca did, she buzzed by stopped traffic and killed a little boy because she was talking on her phone and didn't think she should have to stop for A CHILD, I think all these "forgiving" people should do the same for Brandy.

2485 days ago
10.

J    

If she was following at a safe distance she wouldn't have rear ended the car in front of her.

2485 days ago
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princess t    

she hit the car and the other car hit the woman then she hit the devider than died the end .she not to blame the husband just wants money to take the pain away . then why is he not going after the person who hit her secound that most probely made her car hit the devider ? easy that person has nbo money and isant famous. its all about the money .

2485 days ago
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sammy    

To addicted to trash magazines- that's what I'm saying. Brandy is at fault!
Not to mention shortly after the horrific crash, Brandy was out partying it up!

2485 days ago
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windy    

maybe she was drunk on brandy?

2485 days ago
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D.H    

If she's going to be charged with anything, it should be Involuntary Manslaughter (If ya'll don't know what that means, look it up!!) She was being a stupid freakin' idiot behind the wheel and didn't slow down when the traffic infront of her began to slow..I guess she missed those big red things on the back of those things with wheels light up or perhaps she didn't notice those big things with wheel where becoming surprisingly close to her ... She's a douchebag.

2485 days ago
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tba    

To all of you who say "it was just an accident"....I hope someone on the highway who is NOT paying attention doesn't run into a love one like a husband, wife or your kid and put them 6 feet under.......Then, we can all say it was an accident and I'm sure you'll forgive the one who "accidentally" killed someone close to you.

2485 days ago
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