Relatives of Los Angeles woman murdered by Lamborghini millionaire’s teenage son reach $18 million settlement 2022-04-28 10:24:00


Relatives of a California woman who was murdered by a millionaire’s teenage son – who was driving a Lamborghini at over 100mph – have reached an $18 million settlement.

Monique Muñoz, a 32-year-old secretary from Hawthorne, died in February 2021 in West Los Angeles when the luxury car driven by the 17-year-old son of real estate mogul James Khoury crashed into her Lexus, The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

The accident occurred during rush hour traffic in a 35 mph zone when Muñoz was driving home from her job at UCLA Health in Los Angeles, NBC Los Angeles reported.

The $18.8 million settlement is related to a lawsuit filed last year in Los Angeles alleging that Chubb Insurance discriminated against the Latin woman when calculating the wrongful death compensation amount, according to the newspaper.

Monique Muñoz.
Monique Muñoz was a secretary at UCLA Health.

“The insurance companies wanted a discount on Monique Muñoz’s life value,” said her family’s attorney, Daniel Getzi. “It was never about how much my clients would get for them or us, it was about making sure the insurance companies knew they would never get a discount.”

Brendan Khoury was sentenced to nine months in “juvenile camp” and four years of probation after pleading guilty in October to the motorized murder in Muñoz’s death, KABC mentioned.

Muñoz’s attorneys said the $18.8 million settlement is one of the largest such sums for a single wrongful death plaintiff in California history.

“It was never about money for the Muñoz family, it was about acknowledging Brendan Khoury’s misconduct that led to the death of their only daughter and ensuring that he is held accountable,” Ghezzi said. “Today’s settlement is a testament to their efforts and a step closer to justice.”

Lawyers for the Khoury family did not respond Wednesday to a letter requesting comment. NBC Los Angeles reported.

Brendan Khoury’s father, James Khoury, is a Beverly Hills retail and real estate entrepreneur, Apologize to the Muñoz family on Instagram last March.

Car accident.
Brendan Khoury was sentenced to nine months in a “juvenile camp” and four years of probation after pleading guilty in October to motor vehicle murder in the death of Monique Muñoz.

“Knowing this will never do justice to the Monique Muñoz family, I would like to apologize to the Muñoz family for the tragic loss of their daughter,” James Khoury wrote to his nearly two million followers.

“There are no words I can say to ease the pain you are going through… However, I want to offer my support in any way that allows me to. My family and I are praying for the Muñoz family.”