Ed Buck is still walking the streets free after two Black men died in his West Hollywood, California, home within 18 months. Now, the wealthy Democratic donor is being sued by Latisha Nixon, the mother of Gemmel Moore, who is a 26-year-old who was found dead in Buck’s home on July 27, 2017.
Nixon filed a wrongful death lawsuit, “alleging that he injected her son with a lethal dose of crystal methamphetamine,” CNN.com reported. “The complaint describes Buck as a wealthy white man who ‘had a predatory and injurious system of soliciting Black men and watching them cling to life.’ It accuses him of wrongful death, sexual battery and assault and says he was not prosecuted ‘because he is white, and because Mr. Moore was Black.’”
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who is a Black woman, has declined to charge Buck. Her office refused to comment to CNN.com on the last suit.
Seymour Amster, Buck’s attorney, said, “On behalf of Mr. Buck we categorically deny all allegations of wrongdoing and look forward to litigating this matter in a court of law,” according to NBC News.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Moore wrote in a journal a few months before he died that he was using drugs and “Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of chrystal [sic] meth.”
On July 4 of 2017, 23 days before Moore died, an escort reported Buck to authorities for drugging Black men, but nothing was done. After Moore died, Buck’s apartment was searched. Law enforcement allegedly “found the following items in Buck’s two-bedroom apartment: 24 syringes with brown residue, five glass pipes with white residue and burn marks, a plastic straw with possible white residue, clear plastic bags with white powdery residue and a clear plastic bag with a ‘piece of crystal-like substance.’”
And in early January of this year, 55-year-old Timothy Dean, who allegedly worked at Saks Fifth Avenue, died at Buck’s home. See his photo below:
Dean reportedly warned other people to say away from Buck. He claimed the 64-year-old had a fetish for men wearing white long johns and once said, “Don’t go in that house because you might never come back.” When the first Black man was found dead in Buck’s home, he allegedly said Buck was the “devil” and that “This might be it for Ed Buck.”
It’s not clear why Dean went to Buck’s home the night he died.
It would seem that Buck’s money and privilege have allowed him to avoid jail time.
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