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Second man found dead in Ed Buck’s home overdosed on meth

Second man found dead in Ed Buck’s home overdosed on meth

Timothy Dean died in January (Photo: Facebook)

The second man found dead at the home of Democratic Party donor Ed Buck died of a methamphetamine overdose, authorities confirmed Monday (25 March).

Homicide investigators are still investigating the death of Timothy Dean, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Dean, a 55-year-old ex porn star, became the second black man to be found dead at Buck’s home in 18 months in January.

Police found Dean dead in Buck’s home in the early hours of 7 January after responding to a 911 call.

Buck’s attorney, Seymour Amster, told the LA Times on Monday that Dean arrived to Buck’s home already under the influence.

‘We stand by our position that unfortunately Mr. Dean ingested drugs at a location other than Mr. Buck’s, and he came over intoxicated, and it’s a tragedy,’ Amster said.

The scandal led to protests. Politicians also promised to donate to charity funds given by Buck.

The first victim

Authorities found Gemmel Moore in Buck’s home in July 2017.

He was naked on a mattress with a ‘male pornography movie playing on the television’, according to the coroner’s report.

Authorities ultimately ruled the death an accident and did not charge Buck.

But, last month, his mother LaTisha Nixon, says Moore’s journal reveals how Buck got her son addicted to crystal meth (methamphetamine) by injecting him.

The 24-page lawsuit accuses Buck of wrongful death, sexual battery, assault, battery, negligence, civil rights violation, hate violence and drug dealer liability.

‘[Buck] has a well-documented history of isolating Black men for predatory sexual encounters during which he injects them with crystal Methamphetamine in the confines of a drug den in his West Hollywood apartment’ the lawsuit claims, according to NBC.

The LA Times reviewed a journal found in Moore’s possession.

‘Ed Buck is the one to thank,’ he allegedly wrote. ‘He gave me my first injection of chrystal [sic] meth.’

The story of Ed Buck

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.

See also

Mother files lawsuit against Ed Buck over son’s 2017 overdose

US Congressman to donate funds from scandal-hit Ed Buck to charity

Prosecutors will not charge Ed Buck for young gay escort’s death