Freelance documentarian and journalist, Matt Cullen, interivewed Cody, a male escort who is described as Ed Buck’s Victim #7. The interview takes place in Cody’s apartment in Koreatown. The video was posted on April 9th and it already has over 35,000 as of the posting of this piece.
Cody says he’s been doing sex work for the past 22 years, dating back to when he was 14 years old. He describes some horrible tales of pedophilia and drug abuse, but his encounters with Ed Buck is what leaves Collin stunned.
Cody describes some terrifying encounters inside Ed Buck’s West Hollywood apartment on Laurel Avenue. From being coaxed to doing drugs and being drugged to unconsciousness, to being chased with a chainsaw, jumping out of second story window, to not being paid, and then believing he cheated death because he was supposed to do the drugs that led to Timothy Dean’s deadly accidental drug overdose on January 7, 2019, Cody escaped Ed Buck’s apartment and was lucky to live to tell about it.
Cody testified against Ed Buck, which led to to his conviction of nine federal charges, including the deaths of Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean, maintaining a drug den, distributing methamphetamines, and solicitation of prostitutes. On April 14, 2022, Buck was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Cody’s full interview is below:
Matt Cullen hosts a queer digital docu-series called “Our Queer Life” a series that shines a light on the stories of people in our queer community that have walked a different walk of life than most of us. From a street hustler who’s been in and out of jail since 1992, to TS Madison, the first Black trans woman to Executive Produce her own reality show, ‘Our Queer Life’ shows how vast, complex, layered, unique, strong, and beautiful the queer community is.
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No one “forced” drugs on these hookers. These guys agreed to hook up at his place for cash$ and free parTy favors (drugs).
No one “forced” them to do drugs. They should have said NO and left. But they didn’t. They wanted meTh to get high and cash$ from the old ugly guy. They knew what they wanted. Their overindulgence hurt them. Again, they did it to themselves.
THANK U for persevering, Cody! God bless you! Love and healing for Gemmel & Timothy’s families