In what appears to be another case of “affluenza,” Marco Muzzo, the heir to a billion-dollar Canadian real estate fortune, faced a bail hearing Friday, accused of drunk driving in a horrific automobile accident on September 27 that killed three children and their grandfather in Vaughan, Ontario, about 40 miles outside of Toronto.
But within days after the deadly crash, it was not only Muzzo but his mother making headlines, as a video she made for a TV cooking reality show surfaced showing then-51-year-old Dawn “Bunny” Muzzo brazenly boasting of her own reckless driving habits — as well as declaring herself a “MILF” and announcing, “People think I’m a ‘ho’ because I’m sexy!”
The term “affluenza” — meaning the tendency of certain wealthy individuals to act as if ordinary laws and morality do not not apply to them — was popularized in 2013 after a 14-year-old boy Texas killed four people in a drunk driving disaster, but instead of receiving prison time was sentenced to an upscale treatment facility to be paid for by his affluent parents.
Marco Muzzo, pictured above, is the grandson of a now-deceased Ontario real-estate billionaire also named Marco Muzzo. The 29-year-old Muzzo is charged with running a stop sign while driving intoxicated in his black Jeep SUV. He was reportedly driving from the airport where he landed in a private jet after his boozy Las Vegas bachelor party ahead of his scheduled October 17 wedding.
At the intersection, according to prosecutors’ account as reported in The Toronto Star newspaper, Muzzo’s vehicle “T-boned” a Dodge Caravan driven by grandmother Neriza Neville.
Neville’s minivan carried five passengers including her three young grandchildren, Daniel Neville-Lake who was just 9-years-old, Harrison Neville-Lake, age 5, and 2-year-old Milly Neville-Lake.