An investigation of the death of a 26-year-old male escort at the home of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck is underway after new information now questions the previous ruling that the death of Gemmel Moore was an “accidental overdose”.
As reported by The Grio:
Although Gemmel Moore’s death was initially ruled to be an accidental overdose when he was found in the closed bathroom of Ed Buck’s home, the sheriff’s office has reopened the investigation as of last week.
The coroner’s office originally said that Buck, who is a prominent Democratic donor, was home at the time of Moore’s death. However, Seymour Amster, his attorney, told the LA Times last week Buck had “nothing to do with this young man’s tragic death.”
Moore’s mother, Letisha Nixon, has publicly implored investigators to look closely at her son’s death and to look out for other potential victims who might be reluctant to talk.
Buck is alleged to have sought out individuals, specifically young black men to exploit by watching them take drugs pushing them to extreme limits.
The article continues:
“Ed Buck has been soliciting young gay black men,” she told reporters outside of a West Hollywood city council hearing. “He has them wear these long white ‘under-johns.’ He takes pictures of them.”
“He hits them up with meth. The more meth that they smoke and inject, the more money that he gives them,” she added.
In that same line of accusations, one unnamed accuser told KTLA that Buck liked to force people to take drugs.
“He gets his thrills just based off you getting high,” the unnamed accuser said. “He wants to see your reaction. He wants to see how can you take it — if you can handle it or not.”
Given the seriousness of the accusations, Buck has stepped down from his position at the Stonewall Democratic Club Steering Committee.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you buy the “accidental death” angle, or do you think there is something else to the story? Join the discussion in the comment section below.
(Article by Tasha Sharifa)