There has been a new development in the overdose death of a gay escort found in the home of a powerful Democratic Party donor. In late July, police in Los Angeles were called to the home of Ed Buck and discovered the body of Gemmel Moore, 26. It was later determined that Moore died from an accidental methamphetamine overdose, but family members of Moore are not convinced it was an accident.
According to multiple witnesses and even Moore’s family members, the young escort traveled regularly from Texas to California to engage in perverted and dangerous encounters with Buck. These witnesses have claimed that Buck enjoyed watching young Black men shoot methamphetamines and then having sex with them. LaTisha Nixon, mother of Moore, stated that she knew her son was doing sex work and her son and Buck had an encounter last year that caused concern. She stated, “He called me crying. Three minutes on the phone hollering and I’m like ‘What the hell is going on?’ He said, ‘This man, he shot me up with something I don’t even know what it is,’ and I’m like, my son is having a breakdown or episode. But he sent me pictures of his arm, his arm was red.”
According to the WeHo Times, another sex worker stated that he was approached by Buck and was asked if he was into “slamming,” a term used for injecting meth. The source stated, “I told him, no, and that would take more money.”
The source said Buck was “excited,” and added he seemed to “get off on getting you higher and higher.”
Now the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding Moore’s death on July 27, 2017. When Moore’s body was discovered, investigators found drug paraphernalia nearby and a personal diary. It is being reported by the New York Daily News that the diary mentions drug use and accusations against Buck. The coroner’s office reported that Buck was home when the body was discovered, but according to his attorney Seymour Amster, his client had nothing to do with Moore’s death.