“Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business” premiered last night on Vh1 and while the sibling pair seems to be intent on sharing the “real” inner workings of the Norwood family, don’t expect to see Brandy make any references to her role in the 2006 fatal car accident that claimed the life of a wife and mother. Pop the hood to hear Brandy’s side of the story.
Brandy ended up paying a settlement of over half a million dollars to the children of Awatef Aboudihaj who was killed in the accident. Brandy never faced criminal charges in the case, but has said the situation changed her life forever. In a recent interview with US Weekly the singer addressed whether the accident would come up on her new show:
It’s a hard situation to confront. You never get over it, but I’m dealing with it. On the show, my mom wants me to address it — and I’m totally not cool with that.
Obviously this is a VERY touchy subject for Brandy. Do you think she might actually benefit from addressing it on the show? Or does she deserve the chance to finally move on from the subject?
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