The second gay black man to be found dead inside a Democrat donor’s house in 18 months described him as the ‘f***ing devil’ before his death, it has emerged.
Timothy Dean, who died of an apparent overdose at the West Hollywood home of Ed Buck in January, had been warning friends for months that he was bad news.
DeMarco Majors, who had known Dean for 20 years, claimed to have seen strings of text messages from Buck to Dean trying to get him to go over to his house, which Dean had been ignoring.
‘Don’t you go over there,’ Majors recalls 55-year-old Dean telling him in November last year. ‘I’m not going over there either. S***, I’m not trying to end up dead.’
Timothy Dean, 55, painted Democrat donor Ed Buck as a dangerous predator in conversations with five friends before he was found dead at Buck’s home last month
Dean described Buck (pictured), who he had known for years, as ‘the f***ing devil’ and a ‘horrible, horrible man’, his friends claimed
But two months later, Dean did go over to Buck’s house and was found dead on January 7. Majors told the Daily Beast that he has no idea what changed Dean’s mind.
In total, five of Dean’s friends who claimed to have known him for decades spoke to the Beast, all of whom said Dean was fearful of Buck and described him as predatory.
Walter Harris said Dean had gotten involved with Buck years ago and their relationship involved lots of ‘odd behaviors’ – such as Buck’s insistence that he wear white long johns – that bothered Dean.
But things changed in 2017 after 26-year-old Gemmel Moore was found dead at Buck’s home.
After that, Harris said that Dean became afraid of Buck and ‘didn’t want nothing to do with [him]’, Harris said.
In text conversations with multiple friends in which they discussed Moore’s dead, Dean described him as a ‘horrible, horrible man’, ‘the f***ing devil’, and mused ‘this might be it for Ed Buck’.
In the end, no charges were filed against Buck after Moore’s death, though the investigation has been reopened since Dean died.
Speaking about Dean’s death, Buck’s lawyers say that Dean reached out to him while going through a hard time.
Dean (left) had been in an ‘odd’ relationship with Buck for years, but became afraid of him after Gemmel Moore (right) was found dead at his home of a suspected overdose in 2017
Buck is a prominent donor to the Democrat party and has been pictured alongside the likes of Hillary Clinton (above) and California governor Jerry Brown
They say Dean and Buck had been friends for years and that Dean had arrived at his house high on drugs, while Buck was trying to get him clean.
Buck’s attorneys refute claims that Buck had been reaching out to Dean, and say Dean was the one to make contact.
They also point to the existence of text messages which they say show Dean was living a ‘secret life’ that his friends were not aware of.
‘That is as far as we will go with what we and law enforcement possess,’ lawyer Seymour Amster told Fox.
‘If this matter ends up in a courtroom, and that is a big “IF” we will then decide if it is necessary to disclose Mr. Dean’s secret life.’
Police have yet to file charges over Dean’s death
Dean worked at Saks Fifth Avenue was a member of the National Gay Basketball Association and of One LA – a religious group – prior to his death.
But before working in retail and pre-baptism, Dean was actually known in the gay porn industry as a dominant top named Hole Hunter.
According to the Internet Adult Film Database, Dean had been starring in gay adult films from as early as 2007 up until 2016.
Some of the films include: Dark Chocolate Cravings 2 (2007), Black on Boys 4-8 (2011-2015) and Interracial Public Pickups 3 (2016).
Another man – Jermaine Gagnon – told DailyMail TV how Buck paid to fly him from Minnesota to Los Angeles, drugged him with a substance dissolved in Gatorade then injected him with crystal meth at his West Hollywood apartment.
The 28-year-old shared pictures which show Buck, wearing white long johns, crouched over him on the mattress of a pullout bed during one of their nights together, as well as the ‘toolbox’ of sex toys he produced during their encounter.
Jermaine Gagnon, 28, also claimed to have been paid to spend the night at Buck’s house and said he feared he would die after being injected with crystal meth
Buck has been plagued with accusations that he preyed on vulnerable black men after inviting him back to his home in West Hollywood
Gagnon said that he feared he would die after being injected with meth, as his body went numb and he fell in and out of consciousness.
Buck’s attorney, Seymour Amster, declined to comment on Gagnon’s allegations when contacted by DailyMailTV but questioned why Gagnon didn’t contact the police at the time.
He added: ‘We see no reason to respond to unverified accusations from individuals just trying to seek attention.’
Buck is a prominent Democratic donor gave to Clinton and posed with former California governor Jerry Brown.
Buck has also faced protests outside his apartment over the deaths, which his attorney has denied he had any part in, claiming he opened his door to ‘vulnerable’ people in bad circumstances to try to help them.
The District Attorney’s office and Sheriff’s Department have also come in for criticism for failing to properly investigate Buck after Moore died.
At the time of Moore’s death the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office decided not to prosecute Buck, saying there was ‘insufficient [evidence] to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that [Buck] is responsible for the death of Gemmel Moore.’
Since Dean’s death protesters have gathered outside Buck’s home demanding that a proper investigation is held
The DA’s Office said: ‘Likewise, the admissible evidence is insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that suspect Buck furnished drugs to Gemmel Moore or that suspect Buck possessed drugs.’
In February of last year Moore’s family published pages from his diary in which he alleged that it was Buck who first introduced him to narcotics.
These revelations prompted the LASD to reopen its investigation into Buck but that too was closed until this week.
Since the investigation was launched, a number of other men of color have come forward to claim political power player Buck, who is single and came out as gay at 16, paid them to take drugs.
The coroner’s report, from July 31, 2017, noted that investigators spoke with a woman who knew Moore, who said that the prostitute had told her about another man he knew that had been tied up by Buck ‘over a year ago’, who then ‘held him against his will at the residence in West Hollywood.’
The report also stated that Buck’s apartment was full of drug paraphernalia including dozens of syringes containing brown residue, five glass pipes with white residue, several baggies of white power, and a bag of a ‘crystal-like’ substance, such as crystal meth.
Pages from Moore’s personal journal allege that Buck had a strange fascination with watching others take drugs, and had even supplied him his first hit of crystal meth.
Buck has given $47,427.50 to Democrat campaigns, according to Federal Election Commission figures, including Clinton, Barack Obama, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and many others.
He became a successful businessman, pioneering in computer technology, specifically in electronic information services, in Arizona before moving to Los Angeles.
A one-time registered Republican, Buck began getting involved in Southern California Democratic politics in the early 1990s.