A Los Angeles Superior Court judge removed Brandy’s mother as a defendant in a $6 million lawsuit brought against her daughter. The case stems from claims by a Canadian international producer/DJ, who alleges the R&B vocalist reneged on a promise to write and sing 32 bars of music. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Susan Bryant-Deason found that the details supporting the one claim within the lawsuit by Marc Mysterio pertaining to Sonja Norwood, as well as the companies Knockout Entertainment Inc. and R& B Productions, was too vague and also improper. The judge refused to dismiss allegations against Brandy’s agent, Ryan Ramsey, which primarily involve breach of contract. The judge also let stand a cause of action for negligent misrepresentation against Brandy, Ramsey-who also is her cousin-and a third company, Bran Nu Inc.
All of the entities named in the case are thought to be controlled by Brandy and her family, according to the lawsuit. The case was filed in August of 2010, alleging that the singer accepted a check for $10,000 from the disc jockey last July, but never delivered the music. Mysterio claims he lost more than $25,000. Mysterio owns and operates two international record labels, according to the internet. Brandy is perhaps best known for her 1998 hit single The Boy is Mine and her starring role on the sitcom Moesha. The singer was a judge on the first season of America’s Got Talent and is the sister of singer Ray J. Brandy was involved in a fatal car accident in Los Angeles in 2006 which resulted in civil litigation.