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Human trafficking, gay revenge porn added to charges against Dem donor

Human trafficking, gay revenge porn added to charges against Dem donor

Ed Buck will not be charged for the death of gay escort Gemmel Moore

A prominent Democratic party donor is facing charges of human trafficking and gay revenge porn.

Two men have previously died in political activist Ed Buck’s home.

The mother of one of the man has filed an amended civil suit, accusing him of leading to her son’s death.

Buck has denied any of the allegations.

Jasmyne Cannick, an advocate for the family of 26-year-old Gemmel Moore, said she wants investigators to check every box. Moore died of a drug overdose in Buck’s home in 2017.

Donor accused of human trafficking, gay revenge porn

LaTisha Nixon and her son Gemmel Moore who died at the home of Ed Buck (Photo: Facebook)
LaTisha Nixon and her son Gemmel Moore who died at the home of Ed Buck (Photo: Facebook)

‘The new amendment is about making sure no box is left unchecked when it comes to all of the crimes that Ed Buck has committed,’ Cannick said.

The district attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges, citing insufficient evidence.

Attorneys for Moore’s mother filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit.

An amendment accuses Buck of human trafficking. It also accuses Buck of engaging in revenge porn by making and sharing a video if alleged ‘meth-fueled sexual encounters’ with Moore.

‘Ed Buck loves to take pictures of these young men,’ Cannick claims. ‘[He] loves to take videos of them in their inebriated state.’

The complaint also alleges Buck ‘regularly solicits sex from black men in exchange for temporary housing and/or monetary compensation’.

‘Gemmel Moore at the time was 26 years old and Ed Buck flew him here from Texas,’ Cannick said. ‘And within 24 hours, he died of a crystal meth overdose.’

In January of this year, a second man died in Buck’s apartment. Authorities ruled 55-year-old Timothy Dean died of an accidental meth overdose.

The story of Ed Buck

Ed Buck, an LGBTI activist and Democratic donor

Buck, who came out as a teenager, has long advocated for LGBTI causes.

Federal election records also show Buck has donated more than $53,000 to Democratic candidates and campaigns since 2008.

He first gained prominence in the 1980s when he led an effort to impeach Arizona Governor Evan Mecham.

Following Moore’s death, Buck resigned from the steering committee of the Stonewall Democratic Club, a Los Angeles LGBTI political group.

Police said they would look into Moore’s death again during the investigation of this second death.