An article in The Los Angeles Times revealed drug paraphernalia was scattered throughout the West Hollywood apartment of a prominent Democratic political donor, Ed Buck where 26-year old Gemmel Moore, a male sex worker was found dead.
In the story first reported by WEHO TIMES, The Los Angeles County Coroner had reported the death of Gemmel Moore, 26, of an accidental meth overdose at 7:22 p.m. on July 27 at the West Hollywood home of high-profile Democratic Party donor and political activist, Ed Buck. The youth’s death reportedly occurred just hours after he left his family in Texas in order to join Buck.
While a case detail report filed by the medical examiner lists the manner of Gemmel Moore’s death as an “accident” and its cause as “methamphetamine use,” the deceased man’s mother LaTisha Nixon told the WeHo Times that something more nefarious may have occurred in the short hours between when her son hopped on a plane using a ticket she says was purchased by the well connected Buck, and the moment he took his final breath.
“I called one of my son’s friends and was like, ‘who the hell is Edward Buck?’” Nixon said, speaking from her home in Spring Texas during a phone interview. “And my son’s friend was like, ‘oh my God, that’s that white guy, that wealthy white politician guy… he was like ‘oh my God…’”
Buck, a one-time Republican, came to Southern California from Arizona several years ago and gained a reputation for making generous donations to the California and L.A. County Democratic Party and chair of Stonewall Democratic Club’s Political Affairs Committee.
According to the autopsy report, which was obtained by the Los Angeles Times on Friday, “Gemmel Moore died from an accidental methamphetamine overdose July 27 in the Laurel Avenue home of Ed Buck. The drug was injected into his body.
Details of the report reveal Moore’s naked body was discovered by paramedics on a mattress in the living room with a “male pornography movie playing on the television.
Buck’s attorney, Seymour Amster told WEHO TIMES in September: “Certainly, it would seem to me that Ed was bringing—allowing Gemmel to be in the house for a sanctuary for not being homeless” said Amster.
Amster also went on to say that Buck had initially contacted a neighbor, before calling 911. “I think he was in a state of distress. I believe that’s what it was. Gemmel was in a state of distress, because I do believe what has come out is that Ed contacted a neighbor first who he believed was familiar with giving CPR or whatever, so I’m not absolutely sure in my mind if it was Ed who called 911 or the neighbor, but they were both there”.
In the months since news outlets across the globe picked up a story WEHO TIMES broke in August about the death of a 26-year-old Texas youth at the home of a politically influential West Hollywood resident, a disturbing picture began emerging of a man who evidence suggests is equally comfortable mingling among America’s uppermost-echelon citizenry, as he is rattling the nerves of sex workers by way of alleged coercion, heaps of cash, piles of illicit drugs and allegedly involuntary injections of methamphetamine.
Capt. Chris Bergner of the sheriff’s homicide bureau said they are still interviewing witnesses and the investigation remains active.
To date, no charges have been filed.