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Why Brandy's deadly crash may not be a career-ender

Pop Quiz, PopWatchers: If you were a crisis management publicist, would you rather take on a new client who:

A. Utters bigoted slurs.
B. Is accused of vehicular manslaughter.
C. Has an inability to keep on his or her pants.

Well, if you were looking for the easiest case to make go away, the answer would seem to be B. In today’s Hollywood, car accidents – even those that result in others’ deaths – don’t seem to negatively impact the offenders. (Gawker has compiled a list of the most notorious – we’re looking at you, Rebecca Gayheart and Matthew Broderick – here.) The latest celeb to enter the club is singer/actress Brandy, who has reportedly admitted to causing a multi-vehicle accident on Dec. 30 that has resulted in the death of one driver. Brandy herself was uninjured, but if she’s found to be “the party most at fault” for the accident, a misdemeanor for vehicular manslaughter (but no jail time) may be in her future. So the former Moesha star’s fans needn’t worry too much about her future prospects. She could even still become First Lady of the United States.

Originally posted January 25 2007 — 5:15 PM EST

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