LOS ANGELES — Ed Buck, the prominent Democratic Party donor
whose West Hollywood apartment was the scene of two fatal drug
overdoses, was charged Tuesday by the Los Angeles District
Attorney's Office with running a drug den in his residence after
a third man last week suffered an overdose, this one non-fatal,
at his residence.
Buck is accused of injecting a 37-year-old man with
methamphetamine Wednesday at the defendant's apartment in the
1200 block of Laurel Avenue in West Hollywood, according to the
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
The man suffered an overdose but survived, authorities said.
Buck, 65, was charged with one felony count each of battery
causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and
maintaining a drug house, the District Attorney's Office
Buck was arrested and is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in
a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. Prosecutors are recommending
bail be set at $4 million. If convicted as charged, Buck faces a
possible prison sentence of five years and eight months,
according to Greg Risling, the assistant chief of media
relations for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
"I remain deeply concerned for the safety of people whose life
circumstances may make them more vulnerable to criminal
predators," said District Attorney Jackie Lacey. "With this new
evidence, I authorized the filing of criminal charges against Ed
Buck and Lacey are being sued in federal court over the
methamphetamine overdose death of a 26-year-old man.
The complaint for wrongful death was filed in Los Angeles
federal court by the mother of Gemmel Moore, who died at Buck's
West Hollywood home in 2017. She alleges that the political
fundraiser lured her son from Houston to Los Angeles for the
purpose of engaging in "commercial" sex acts.
The civil suit accuses Buck of human trafficking and engaging in
"revenge porn" by making and sharing a video of his alleged
"meth-fueled sexual encounters" with Moore.
The suit was initially filed in Superior Court but moved to
federal court in May. Lacey and Assistant Deputy District
Attorney Craig Hum are named as co-defendants for allegedly
violating Moore's civil rights in their refusal to prosecute
Moore was the first of two men to die at Buck's West Hollywood
apartment in less than 18 months. He was found dead of a crystal
methamphetamine overdose in Buck's home on July 27, 2017. The
coroner ruled the death accidental.
On Jan. 7 of this year, a second man died of methamphetamine
toxicity at Buck's home. The death of Timothy Dean, 55, of West
Hollywood was also ruled accidental.
Buck's attorney, Seymour Amster, has denied that his client --
who allegedly was present at the location when both men died --
had any involvement in either death.
Prosecutors last summer declined to file charges against Buck
regarding Moore's death, citing insufficient evidence. As for
Dean's death, the District Attorney's Office has said that it
remains under investigation.
Buck has been a prominent donor to Democratic candidates and
office holders. He has also been active in LGBTQ political
circles and once ran for the West Hollywood City Council.
The lawsuit seeks damages against Buck on allegations of
wrongful death, human trafficking, sexual battery, drug dealer
liability, premises liability, negligence per se, intentional
infliction of emotional distress and hate violence.
In addition to seeking general damages, the lawsuit also seeks
an undetermined amount of punitive damages and attorneys' fees.
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