Ed Buck is a Democratic donor who has given money to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Kyrsten Sinema, Ted Lieu, and others. Yesterday a man was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in Buck’s West Hollywood home. That would be news in itself but what’s really shocking is that this is the second time a man has been found dead in Buck’s home in two years. From CNN:
It’s the second death of an adult male at Buck’s home in the last couple years. In July 2017 a man identified as Gemmel Moore was determined to have fatally overdosed at the same location, authorities said. Buck, 64, was present at the time of both incidents…
CNN has reached out to Buck’s attorney, Seymour Amster, for comment.
Amster told CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS that the man who died was one of Buck’s longtime friends and that Buck was sober and did not give the victim any drugs.
“This is not a situation where Mr. Buck has caused a death. This is a situation where Mr. Buck has longtime friends who unfortunately do not handle their life well,” Amster said.
The CNN story mentions that the death of Gemmel Moore was determined to be an accidental overdose, but it leaves out all the gory details. Here, from the Advocate, is a story published last July noting what Gemmel Moore wrote in his diary before he died:
Since Moore’s death was classified as an accidental methamphetamine overdose, numerous young black gay men have alleged that Buck has a fetish for shooting drugs into youthful black men he picks up off the street or on hookup sites. Moore had written about Buck injecting him with dangerous drugs before his death.
“I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that,” Moore wrote in his journal in December 2016. “Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of crystal meth.”
“I ended up back at Buck [sic] house again and got munipulated [sic] into slamming again. I even went to the point where I was forced to doing 4 within a 2day [sic] period. This man is crazy and its [sic] sad. Will I ever get help?” he continued.
So this man, Buck, who allegedly has a fetish for drugging black men has now had a second black man die at his home from drugs. His explanation is, once again, that he had nothing to do with it. It’s just a complete coincidence that this keeps happening to him. I wonder if the LA County District Attorney’s office will agree…again?