(CNN) -- Democratic donor Ed Buck has been charged with
operating a drug house after a 37-year-old man suffered a
nonfatal overdose at his apartment last week. Two other men have
died of overdoses at Buck's house.
Buck is accused of injecting the man with methamphetamine at his
West Hollywood apartment on September 11, according to the Los
Angeles County District Attorney's Office. The man overdosed but
Buck was charged with three felony counts on Tuesday, including
battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine
and maintaining a drug house.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, and prosecutors are
recommending bail be set at $4 million, the DA's office said.
CNN has reached out to Buck's attorney, Seymour Amster.
The latest victim isn't the only person to have overdosed in
Two men have been found dead in Buck's apartment -- one in 2017
and the other in January. Both of their deaths were caused by
methamphetamine overdoses, the DA's office says in court
Gemmel Moore, 26, was found dead at Buck's home on July 27,
2017. Moore's death was ruled an accidental methamphetamine
overdose, the Department of Medical Examiner- Coroner's website
The admissible evidence was insufficient to prove beyond a
reasonable doubt that Buck was responsible for Moore's death,
according to a charge evaluation worksheet from the LA County
District Attorney in July 2018.
Moore's mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Buck, 65,
in February alleging that he injected her son with a lethal dose
of crystal methamphetamine.
The complaint describes Buck as a wealthy white man who "had a
predatory and injurious system of soliciting Black men and
watching them cling to life." Both Moore and another man found
dead at Buck's house, Timothy Dean, were black.
The lawsuit accuses him of wrongful death, sexual battery and
assault and says he was not prosecuted "because he is white, and
because Mr. Moore was Black."
After the lawsuit was filed, Amster responded on Buck's behalf.
"We categorically deny all allegations of wrongdoing and look
forward to litigating this matter in a court of law," Amster
told NBC News in February.
Separately, deputies were called to Buck's home on January 7 to
respond to a person not breathing. When they arrived, they
pronounced 55-year-old Timothy Dean dead. Dean's death was ruled
accidental, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in
Amster told CNN in January that Dean and Buck had been friends
for more than 25 years. Buck has not been charged in Dean's
"Yes, Ed does have individuals he associates with who have
problems with drugs. He tries to talk them out of it. Sometimes
they bring their problems into his apartment, and that's where
the problem is," Amster said at the time.
Buck has donated to a number of Democratic candidates and PACs
in recent years, according to information from OpenSecrets, a
nonpartisan group that tracks money in US politics. Recipients
rushed to return the money after Dean's death.
The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner
Company. All rights reserved.
TAGS: Barack Obama Homosexual Degenerate Gay Pedophile Democrat
Liberalism Pervert CNN CBS ABC NBC Disney MSNBC Faggots Hillary
Clinton Racist Queer Progressive Antifa Faggots NAMBLA