Ed Buck is a wealthy Democratic donor who has had two Black men die in his West Hollywood, California home within 18 months. There have been no arrests made or charges filed, even though District Attorney Jackie Lacey is a Black woman. Now Buck has been spotted with another Black man.
CBS LA caught Buck with a Black man who appeared to be in his 20s. Buck was grilled by the reporter who asked, “Do you think your political influence is keeping you a free man?” See below:
On Jan. 7, 55-year-old Timothy Dean who allegedly worked at Saks Fifth Avenue, died at Buck’s home. See his photo below:
In a new report from The Daily Beast, Dean reportedly warned other people to say away from Buck. He claimed the 64-year-old had a fetish for men wearing white long johns and once said, “Don’t go in that house because you might never come back.” When the first Black man was found dead in Buck’s home, he allegedly said he was the “devil” and “This might be it for Ed Buck.”
It’s not clear why Dean went to Buck’s home the night he died.
Black Lives Matters in Los Angeles have asked District Attorney Jackie Lacey to press charges, but nothing has happened. In addition, Lacey never filed charges against Buck even after 26-year-old Gemmel Moore died in his home in July 2017.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Moore wrote in a journal a few months before he died that he was using drugs and “Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of chrystal [sic] meth.”
On July 4, 23 days before Moore died, an escort reported Buck to authorities for drugging Black men, but nothing was done. After Moore died, Buck’s apartment was searched. Law enforcement allegedly “found the following items in Buck’s two-bedroom apartment: 24 syringes with brown residue, five glass pipes with white residue and burn marks, a plastic straw with possible white residue, clear plastic bags with white powdery residue and a clear plastic bag with a ‘piece of crystal-like substance.'”
According to The Advocate, Buck has a “fetish for shooting drugs into black men he picks up off the street or on hookup site.” The L.A. County Coroner’s office said Moore’s death was due to an overdose of methamphetamine.
Clearly, Buck’s money and privilege have allowed him to avoid jail time, which is completely about race.