A 26-year-old man was found dead at the home of a well-known Democratic party donor late last month of a drug overdose.
The Los Angeles County Coroner has reported the death of Gemmel Moore, 26, of an accidental meth overdose at 7:22 p.m. on July 27 at the West Hollywood home of high-profile Democratic Party donor and political activist, Ed Buck.
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During a phone interview with the WeHo Times last week, Gemmel Moore's mother, LaTisha Nixon, said that her son had been involved with sex-work for the past few years.
'I called one of my son’s friends and was like, "who the hell is Edward Buck?'" Nixon said, speaking from her home in Spring Texas. 'And my son’s friend was like, "oh my God, that’s that white guy, that wealthy white politician guy… he was like "oh my God…’”
'When he calmed down, he told me that Ed Buck was one of my son’s clients and that Ed Buck was one of his clients as well,' Nixon said. '[Buck] would have my son to go out to… Santa Monica Boulevard looking for young gay black guys so he could inject them with drugs, see their reaction and how [they] would react and take pictures of them.'
Nixon said that investigators with the West Hollywood Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department notified her that no drugs or paraphernalia was found at Buck's home following her son's death.
An unidentified source who claims that he and Gemmel Moore shared Buck as a client told the WeHo Times that the former city councilman also supplied him with drugs.
In one account, the anonymous source said that Buck asked him if he’d ever 'slammed,' a street term for intravenous meth use.
'I told him, no, and that would take more money,' the source said, describing Buck’s reaction as 'excited,' adding he seemed to 'get off on getting you higher and higher.'
Nixon told the WeHo Times that her son's troubles may have had their start over a year ago when he gave her a call in a panic.
'He filed a police report because he said that Buck had held him in his apartment or whatever and had shot him up with a needle with something he didn’t’ know what it was,' Nixon said, 'He called me crying. Three minutes on the phone hollering and I’m like "What the hell is going on?"'
'Gemmel got scared and at the urging of relatives and few close friends who knew of these outrageous encounters; my son came home to me in Texas to get away,' Nixon continued. 'Yes, my son was an adult and didn’t live a fairy tale perfect life, but he didn’t deserve to die this way.'
LaTisha wants Ed Buck to go to jail and serve time to think about what he did. Gemmel's mother feels that since Ed Buck is a major political donor that it could affect where the investigation into her son's death will end. Ed Buck's Facebook page showcases a who's who of the Hollywood elite and powerful political figures.
According to reports, Buck is not a suspect in Gemmel Moore's death or any police investigation at the moment.
LaTisha final comment-
”“I plan to seek justice for my son in every way possible and intend for Buck to face the consequences of the California’s Drug Dealer Liability Act of 2005,”
According to the LA Medical records the situation has been classified as an accidental overdose due to Methamphetamine use and they have closed the case.
The family of Gemmel Moore is using his Facebook page for friends to post their remembrance.
Ed Buck's Facebook page has been inundation with comments calling Buck 'a murder', and 'meth head'.