R&B singers Brandy and Ray Jâs mom, Sonja Norwood, released a statement explaining her lawsuit against Kim Kardashian and family was a last resort after all alternatives were exhausted. As Singersroom previously reported, Sonja Norwood sued Kim K. for making unauthorized charges on her American Express credit card that totaled more than $120,000. Norwood said Kardashian was authorized to use the card for one purchase in 2004 in her then capacity as a stylist for both Brandy and Ray J., who is also Kim’s ex-boyfriend and the co-star of her infamous sex tape. “I did not want to commence litigation against the Kardashian family without conducting an exhaustive investigation into the charges and discussing all options, including criminal prosecution, with my family,” Norwood said in a statement Tuesday. “After Ray J and Brandy urged me not to file criminal charges because of their prior friendship, I decided to afford the Kardashians an opportunity to resolve this matter without a lawsuit,” Norwood said. “When the fraudulent charges were brought to their attention, they apologized profusely, and advised us, through their attorneys, that they would pay the debt in full. However, they have since reneged on that promise.” Norwood also said in her statement that her “investigation has revealed that the Kardashians used their two stores and other stores that I have never visited to take advantage of me. I very much look forward to having the Kardashians account for their misconduct in a court of law.” Norwood’s lawsuit seeks repayment of the charges plus 10 percent interest.
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