Federal prosecutors have alleged that Democrat donor Ed Buck was involved in a sordid world of drugs and sexual favors, and may have had as many as 11 victims.
Two men have died inside Buck’s Los Angeles apartment in the past two years, with investigators now saying they have spoken with nine other men who claim to have survived harrowing encounters at the home.
Buck was charged Thursday with the distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death.
He is accused of administering a lethal shot of methamphetamine to 26-year-old Gemmel Moore at his West Hollywood residence in 2017. Another man, 55-year-old Timothy Dean, overdosed at the property in January of this year.
However, sordid new allegations have now been revealed in a criminal complaint filed against Buck.
Nine men claim they were coerced or physically forced to take drugs inside the apartment belonging to Buck – an entrepreneur who has met with Hillary Clinton and has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic causes.
Even after the two deaths at his home, prosecutors claim the businessman continued to solicit men to engage in dangerous sexual fetish play involving drugs as recently as this summer.
According to authorities, most of the men were young, black and held considerably less power than the wealthy and white Buck.
Some of the alleged victims claimed that Buck injected them with methamphetamine without their knowledge while they were asleep.
Federal prosecutors claim to have identified 11 victims of Ed Buck, the Democrat donor charged Thursday with the distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death. He is pictured with Hillary Clinton in 2015
One man claimed that on July 3 2017 he fell asleep on Buck’s couch and awoke to find himself tied to the couch and with his arm red and sore where he believed he had been injected.
Another alleged victim, who says Buck paid him $100-200 per hour to have sex and take drugs, says he woke up in Buck’s apartment feeling ill. He was taken to hospital the next day, and doctors confirmed he had ‘ingested a tar-like substance’.
One homeless man said that Buck paid him $60 in exchange for sex, and that Buck told him it was ‘part of his role playing and fantasy to inject people with methamphetamine.’
The homeless man said he reluctantly agreed to a small dose, but that Buck emptied an entire syringe into his veins, according to the charging documents.
He further alleged that Buck forced him to dress in white underwear and a jock strap, and painfully bound his genitals, until he lost consciousness. When he came to, he says Buck paid him off and told him to shower and leave.
According to officers, Buck forced his black and often young victims to wear white underwear and take increasing amounts of drugs while he watched and pleasured himself.
Another alleged victim who talked to police said Buck kept plastic bins full of white, gray and black men’s underwear, ‘neatly folded and separated by size’, and said Buck told him he had a ‘strong underwear fetish’.
Prosecutors allege Buck provided the meth that killed two men who were found in his Los Angeles apartment (pictured) in 2017 and this January
Men who spoke to the DEA claimed Buck pushed them to take more and more drugs, offering them cash to push their limits.
One alleged victim told law enforcement that after meeting Buck on male dating site Adam4Adam, the West Hollywood donor offered him money to ‘party and play’, meaning taking drugs and having sex.
Buck offered the man between $800 and $1,000, and had him snort cocaine on the kitchen table in his apartment, the complaint claims.
According to the federal document, ‘Buck repeatedly encouraged [one victim] to do more drugs, and offered to give him more money if he would use more drugs.’
Buck dressed dressed the victim ‘in white undergarments and pleasured himself while he stared at [his] bulge in the white undergarments,’ the officer’s report said.
Another alleged victim said when he refused to inject himself with crystal meth, Buck ‘became more forceful and insisted that [the victim] smoke more drugs.’
The Democrat donor told a fifth victim, according to prosecutors, that ‘it was not gratifying for him if [the man] did not ingest methamphetamine.’
Gemmel Moore, 26, (left) was found dead of a methamphetamine overdose in July 2017 and Timothy Dean, 55, (right) was also found dead of an overdose at Buck’s apartment in January
Earlier this week, Buck was arrested on state charges of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house.
He appeared in court on Thursday wearing an anti-suicide smock and was ordered held in lieu of a $4 million bond. He has been charged with the distribution of methamphetamine resulting in the 2017 death of Gemmel Moore – a homeless man from Texas.
A text message exchange downloaded from Moore’s phone reveals how Buck flew the young man in from Houston, Texas in 2017 and had a private car take him to Buck’s West Hollywood apartment. ‘
‘Hey Mr Buck’, Moore texted him on July 20 that year, with a photograph of his waist and crotch and the remark: ‘Gemmel your master slave.’
‘Or slave master,’ Buck replied. The complaint said Moore later texted him ‘I’m starting to miss la’, followed by a ‘close up photograph of an individual’s arm with a tourniquet around it and syringe inserted into it’, and a question mark.
Ed Buck, 65, appeared in court wearing an anti-suicide smock Thursday in Los Angeles and his bail was set at $4million
Buck responded the next morning: ‘Be here now.’
After Moore arrived at LAX Buck texted ‘I see you’re landed and are going to gate 50 B terminal five… I will have a Nissan Murano tan with a black man driving waiting for you outside the terminal.’
CCTV footage showed Moore dressed in black sweat pants and a dark jacket at Buck’s apartment complex getting out of the Murano SUV and meeting Buck at the entrance.
Responding to a 911 call later that day, Sheriff’s deputies found the 26-year-old lying dead on a mattress in Buck’s living room, a puncture mark on his left inside elbow.
The Democrat donor told police Moore was a friend from Texas, he had injected meth and smoked marijuana in the restroom three hours earlier, but that he didn’t see Moore do it.
Buck added that while the two men were lying on the mattress watching TV he noticed Moore was hot to the touch, so put ice packs on his chest.
When Moore dozed off, Buck said, he went to his bedroom for a few minutes and when he returned Moore was unresponsive.
He told officers he called his neighbor who tried CPR on Moore while Buck called 911.
In a photo obtained by DailyMail.com, Buck smokes meth with a painfully thin, drug-addicted homeless young black man in his apartment – a partner he had found on the street and offered $300 to carry out his bizarre ‘fetish’ requests. Buck ordered the man to wear dirty white long johns and black leather ‘f***ing boots’
The officers who searched the apartment found around 24 syringes and 5 glass pipes used for meth, as well as 1.76 grams of the drug in the apartment, stashed in a tool box with ‘various sex toys’.
Meanwhile, police were called to Buck’s apartment again on January 6 this year when his friend of 30 years, former gay porn star Timothy Dean, who went by the stage name Hole Hunter, overdosed on the living room floor.
According to the complaint, Buck told police Dean had texted him that night and came round to his apartment wanting sex.
He said he left him in the living room for five to 10 minutes and returned to find Dean with ‘multiple layers of clothing on his face’, ‘walking on his knees making ‘ape’ noises’. Buck said Dean ‘fell backwards and stopped making noises’.
Buck said he then tried to save his friend by performing chest compressions on him, but waited for around 15 minutes before calling 911.
A neighbor called police saying they saw a plastic bag flung outside of Buck’s window that night. Deputies found a box inside with ‘several hypodermic syringes and glass cylindrical bulbous pipes, as well as baggies with powdery residue in them.’
Forensic analysis found both Buck’s and Dean’s DNA on the syringes and pipes, according to the DEA.
Buck’s state bail documents reveal that he is officially a suspect in the deaths of Moore and Dean.
The Democratic donor was charged with battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house
Buck is seen hiding his face in the back of a police cruiser after he was arrested at his West Hollywood home on Tuesday evening