Ed Buck, a wealthy and high-profile Democratic Party donor and political activist, has been LET OFF THE HOOK - after a gay escort died in his home. The escort, whose name is Gemmel Moore, was killed by a crystal meth overdose. His family believes that he was killed - possibly by Ed Buck - in some kind of a DRUG experiment gone wrong.
But the police disagree. They filed on the incident report on Gemmel's death and listed the cause of heath as an "accident." Gemmel's mother LaTisha Nixon wasn't so sure that that was the case.
Latisha told local reporters that Gemmel engaged in sex work before his death, and that Ed Buck was allegedly his client.
Here's what a local report is saying:
“I called one of my son’s friends and was like, ‘who the hell is Edward Buck?’" Nixon said. "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 …’"
The reason for the friend's horror was what he told Nixon next.
“[Buck] would have my son to go out to … Santa Monica Boulevard looking for young gay black guys so he could inject them with drugs, see their reaction and how [they] would react and take pictures of them,” Nixon said the friend told her.
John Bice, a friend of Gemmel Moore's, told LA Weekly a similar story.
"Basically this guy would find young struggling black guys around town, pick them up and say he was going to help them out — make sure they had clothes and food. ... He wanted to see them get high, first with weed. Then one day, the guy wanted him to shoot up," Bice said.
Nixon believes Buck was basically conducting a psycho-sexual version of the Tuskegee experiments on the young black men.
“[Buck] would supply heroin, meth and other drugs to him to smoke or use with a needle,” Nixon said. “Buck would pleasure himself at the sight of my son using drugs.”