Wealthy, Democratic donor Ed Buck has been arrested and hit with a string of charges. It comes months after the deaths of two black men at his home in West Hollywood, California. Both died from drug overdoses: Gemmel Moore, 26, died in 2017 and Timothy Dean, 55, in January this year.
Buck, 65, was charged yesterday with a felony count each of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house. However, the charges are not related to the two men who died in his home.
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Both of those deaths have previously been ruled ‘accidental overdoses’ and the L.A. District Attorney has declined to press charges relating to them.
Yesterday’s arrest of Buck came after a third man reportedly overdosed at his house just last week. Prosecutors allege Buck supplied the methamphetamine that led to the man’s overdose.
The unnamed 37-year-old alleges the first time he visited Buck’s apartment on Sept. 4, Buck injected him with a large dose of the drug. Concerned about the amount he’d been given, the man left.
However, he says he returned again Sept. 11. Buck again administered “two dangerously large doses,” to the man, according to prosecutors, resulting in him OD’ing. He managed to escape Buck’s home, reach hospital and survived.
On searching Buck’s home, authorities say they found a large number of photographs of men in compromising positions.
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Prosecutors in California are asking Buck, who they label, “a violent, dangerous sexual predator” be held on $4million bail.
They paint a picture of Buck as someone who offer drugs and money to vulnerable addicts in exchange for sexual favors. They allege he has a fetish for administering drugs to other men.
“It is only a matter of time before another one of these vulnerable young men dies of an overdose,” say prosecutors.
They continue, “From his home, in a position of power, Buck manipulates his victims into participating in his sexual fetishes,” say prosecutors. “These fetishes include supplying and personally administering dangerously large doses of narcotics to his victims…. Not deterred by the senseless deaths of Moore and Dean, the defendant nearly killed a third victim last week.”
Buck is due to be arraigned on Wednesday. If found guilty on all charges, he could face a maximum sentence of five years and eight months in state prison.
Neither Buck, nor his attorney Seymour Amster, has issued any statement yet in response to the charges. Buck has previously strenuously denied any wrongdoing in connection with the deaths of the two men in his home.
i’m confused. third man dead, but it seems like he escaped and survived. Buck needs to be locked up.
The third man overdosed, but left the home and got treatment at a hospital. He survived, but who knows what damage he sustained during the overdose?
Buck needs to be imprisoned. This is a pattern of abuse and he receives sexual gratification from it. He is never going to stop unless he is forced to.
The title says that he overdosed, not that he died.
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This has nothing to do with Republicans or Democrats.
Since you opened that can of worms, let’s set the record straight.
Republic politicians and public figures have a slight lead over democratic ones for being pervs and predators, and a huge lead for being hypocrites as a result.
That might be a bit complicated for you to understand (the hypocrite part), but it is because republicans paint themselves as being both the arbiters of and paragons of virtue and morality. Democrats are not so foolish, they acknowledge that they are only human.
everything dwes09 said and I’d say it’s about 20 Republican Family Values Pedophiles to one drug fueled sex crazed Democrat.
Does anybody doubt Adolf Trump and the Russians are responsible for this arrest?
And the majority of his victims were poor, addicted, Black men. Great, just what we need: ANOTHER enemy in our midst to undermine us.
Oh Mary please!
Right wing troll account, not only upset at any mention of black people, but then uses a mocking gay stereotype.
Sweetie, once again, please tell your manager at the Siberian troll farm to put someone better on this account.
Fascinating how media goes out of it’s way to describe a guy with a different job as a “Democratic Donor”.
If only they would do the same to every single talking head who appeared on TV, like all of the climate change deniers on Fox News. “Next we have Fred, who works for a group funded by the Koch Brothers Oil Fields, to talk about why he thinks Climate Change is fake”.
Figures you watch Fox!
Awwww, the right wing troll account is here to try to derail the topic.
Oh, and I see no matter what screename you use, you’re still obsessed with me.
Notice, Cam (DCguy) is not upset about what Ed Buck did to these young men who have addiction problems but instead he’s more outraged that Ed Buck is called a “wealthy Democratic donor” (which he is)
Just look up photos of Ed Buck schmoozing with Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Ted Lieu, and other prominent Democrats. An everyday Joe doesn’t have those types of connections
Ed Buck is a drug supplier and is soliciting men who are addicted to drugs and desperate for money. He has been able to skirt charges because of his connections. Pointing that out is very relevant
@Cam if only you didn’t have your head up your ass . . .
Cam, you sound a little defensive. Are you and your fellow Democrat Buck friends or something?
Oh noes. Another Buck victim. I’m sure he just knocked them over their heads and forced them to take large quantities of Meth. Eye roll.
I’ve been in that world and seen plenty of men willingly let anyone at all inject meth into them. They didn’t even require payment. It’s Russian Roulette every time. Of coarse this time it’s a quasi famous white addict that likes black guys and one that was apparently homeless. So you get the racism and class issue to drive up the spin.
That all may be true, but it doesn’t change the fact that if you are the one administering the drugs, you are the one that killed them. He deserves everything that is coming his way.
With the last one apparently he tried to prevent the guy from calling an ambulance.
Yes. He’s an accessory at the very least.
He’s not an accessory, he’s the one who pulled the trigger.
Shut the phuck up
Oh you sure showed me. Lol
You’d think after one death you’d be alarmed enough to change your behaviour. But he’s like our President — only thing that interests him is himself and his gratification.
He’s very sophisticated about it. He targets vulnerable men. We only know about 3 of them. His victims are drug addicts, which reduces their credibility in the eyes of law enforcement and the courts. And he maintains that he was not the one to administer the drugs, even though lots of paraphernalia and methamphetamine has been found in his home multiple times.
He’s going to kill again unless he’s incarcerated. It’s important to keep mentioning his political donations, or else it will be too easy for one his powerful donor recipients to lean on the prosecution to give him an Epstein-esque deal.
His mistake was not giving this guy more to finish him off after he overdosed. Leaving a living victim who can testify that he was injected by Ed to the point of overdose will almost certainly lead to murder or manslaughter charges for the two that did die.
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.
Sister Bertha Bedderthanyu
Let me get this strait. This guy was given a large dose of drugs the first time and he leave because he got nervous but yet he goes back over to this guys house for a second od sized round? I couldn’t
be happier Buck finally put his own rear end behind bars but were I a member of the jury in his soon to be filed lawsuit I would not award him ONE dime in compensation because of how stupid he HAS to be. I know how heartless that sounds but I do not see his actions of reporting Buck as heroic considering the circumstances. His reasoning sounds more of a case where he didn’t get enough cash from Buck and decided to pull this victim stunt (which I simply can not see in his case because he knew what he was getting into the second time).
This guy is a modern day Jeffrey Dahmer. Hopefully, like Jeffrey Dahmer, a surviving victim will be the thing to put him away.
I do find it interesting that TMZ, an outlet on top of everything, is avoiding this story. They finally did an article about it today but still no mention of anything on tv. Is Harvey Levin connected to Buck?
Seems to me that unless they are alleging that he purposefully tried to kill people through overdose, it was two consenting adults making decisions about their bodies. I don’t see how it should be criminal.
The funny thing that no one has addressed. Is this victim white? And now it’s important enough for the law to follow up on….
I have no clue as to why this guy gets out of injecting drugs to these druggies but truth be told, I am kind of happy that they got what they deserved and died of OD. Less parasites in our society.
You’re beyond monstrous in your heartlessness, but every time you look in the mirror you’re reminded of this basic fact. Absolutely disgusting.
OK- He’s always identified as a wealthy Democratic donor…is that all he does? How did he make the money to donate? Couldn’t whatever that job is/was be what he’s identified as? Sheldon Adleson is a wealthy Republican donor, but they list him as a casino owner… the Koch Brothers are Industrialists, etc.
He ran and sold a data service company, Gopher Courier, becoming quite rich in the process. He also was a Republican until he led the recall of corrupt, racist Arizona governor Evan Mecham, who was impeached before voters could recall him. Then he became a Democrat. Google is rarely anyone’s friend, but in this case, it would be.
why does everything have to come with a slap? Was going to say thank you, until the last sentence- sorry I wasted your time.
about f’ing time…..
Seems like authorities are to blame, as well. They have thing ‘thing’ about siding with anyone wealthy. Had it been anyone else there wouldn’t have been the opportunity for a third. Imagine the number of times this kind of thing was not reported in his home.
It’s about time that he was arrested. Had he not been a major Democratic donor, he probably would have been behind bars a while ago, and I say that as a progressive who usually supports Democratic candidates.
The mother of the second overdose death in January of this year stated that if it had been a blond haired blue eyed white boi found as the second death to occur in the home of a ‘black’ Ed Buck. 40 years his senior, that he would have been damned lucky to make it to the police station alive. I have to say I agree. It seems that being rich and famous and politically active (on either side of the political spectrum) brings out some seriously creepy fetishes and personalities.
Sister Bertha Bedderthanyu
Everyone, lets all calm down and come to our senses. Mr. Buck has a lot in common with Jerry Epstein and once reality hits him that there will be no more drugs and partying with boys for many years to come he will follow Epstein’s example of how to escape justice the spoiled rich boy way. This guy is rich and clearly corrupted by money, drugs, a life of luxury that allowed him to travel where ever he wanted when ever he wanted and probably by private jet with a black guy in tow shooting up along the way. Its a perverted lifestyle one can get so involved in reality becomes a death certificate. He may not have shot it but I have no doubt he too was using some heavy drugs and his withdrawal behinds bars is not going to be pleasant. He is not going to last behind bars for very long and he knows it. Once he makes bail I expect him to fill up the bathtub with hot water……….
I have always believed the sickest freakiest depraved thing a Democrat would do midnight on Halloween is a Tuesday night 7pm for a Republican.
Why is this a partisan issue., he’s a man, not a political party?
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