When a black man was found dead at the home of Democratic mega-donor Ed Buck on Monday, people started to ask some serious questions — because it’s not the first time a black man has been found dead in Buck’s home.
Buck, a prominent liberal activist who has donated to powerful Democrats like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and other politicians, was investigated after the 2017 death of Gemmel Moore — but ultimately was cleared of any responsibility.
The 26-year-old Moore, who was homeless, was found dead in Buck’s home in July 2017, surrounded by drug paraphernalia.
According to reports, Moore died from an accidental methamphetamine overdose.
Ultimately, prosecutors determined there was insufficient evidence to link the death to Buck.
In a journal, which police said they found among Moore’s possessions and which was reported by the Los Angeles Times, Moore allegedly wrote that Buck would regularly inject him with drugs whenever they got together.
Second man identified
The second man has been identified as 55-year-old Timothy Dean.
The man who was found dead in Democratic donor Ed Buck’s #WeHo apartment Monday morning has been ID’d as #WeHo resident 55-year-old Timothy Dean, according to @WEHOville. His roommate just found out from the media, in shock, said he never saw Dean with drugs of any kind. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/utb0oDV9X9
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) January 10, 2019
Law enforcement has yet to confirm his cause of death, but Buck’s lawyer claims Dean died of an “accidental overdose.”
Some have questioned whether Buck got away with the first death because of his political connections with powerful Democrats.
He may not be so lucky this time. After Dean’s death, police are now taking a second look at the Moore case.
Third man comes forward
When the news of Dean’s death broke, a third man came forward claiming he narrowly escaped the same fate.
Jermaine Gagnon, now 28, gave a detailed report to The Daily Mail, alleging that Buck injected him with crystal meth during their encounter.
He described a predator who used his money and influence to exploit vulnerable black men for sexual purposes.
“I’m his type, and pretty much half of the black community is his type – vulnerable, depressed. If you’re in a depressive state, that’s the energy that feeds him,” Gagnon stated.
Buck’s attorney has painted his client as a man that is cooperating with authorities, but that is not the story a local homicide investigator told Fox News.
“He definitely has not been cooperative, as his attorney says. He refused to answer any questions when I tried speaking with him,” said LA County Sheriff’s Dept. Homicide Investigator Quilmes Rodriguez.
There is still much to be done in this investigation, but it is a definite black eye on the Democrats and raises even more questions about the deviant behavior of Bill Clinton as well as the Clintons’ tight circle of associates.