Gemmel Moore, a 26-year-old male prostitute, died of a meth overdose at the West Hollywood home of high-profile Democratic donor Ed Buck.
That’s what the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office concluded. Moore was found dead of a methamphetamine overdose at 7:22 p.m. PT on July 27.
Coroners ruled Gemmel’s death an “accident,” but his distraught mom, LaTisha Nixon, believes there’s a cover-up going on.
Gemmel’s death occurred just hours after he left his family in Texas to join Ed Buck at his Los Angeles home. Buck had reportedly bought the airplane ticket for the unemployed Moore, who started doing sex work to make money.
Nixon said one of her son’s friends, who’s also a gay escort, said Buck — a major donor to Hillary Clinton — had a kinky fetish for young African-American men.
In particular, Nixon said Buck got sexual pleasure from giving drugs to young black men and taking photos of them when they got high.
“He told me Ed Buck was one of my son’s clients and that Ed Buck was one of his clients as well,” Nixon told WeHo Times.
“[Buck] would have my son go out to Santa Monica Boulevard looking for young gay black guys so he could inject them with drugs, see their reaction … and take pictures of them.”
Nixon said a detective from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told her he found no drugs in Buck’s home following her son’s death. But Nixon doesn’t buy the story, based on her conversations with her son’s friends.
“[Buck] would supply heroin, meth and other drugs to [Gemmel] to smoke or use with a needle,” Nixon claimed. “Buck would pleasure himself at the sight of my son using drugs.”
Buck reportedly paid more money the higher his male prostitutes got. Nixon said that a year ago, Gemmel had called her in a panic, claiming he had filed a police report after Buck allegedly tried to shoot him up with drugs:
My son filed a police report. He said that Buck had held him in his apartment and had shot him up with a needle with something he didn’t know what it was. He called me crying. Three minutes on the phone hollering and I’m like ‘What the hell is going on?’
He said ‘this man, he shot me up with something I don’t even know what it is,’ and I’m like, ‘my son is having a breakdown or episode.’ But he sent me pictures of his arm, and his arm was red.
The WeHo Times was unable to obtain a copy of the police report or the incriminating photos. Meanwhile, a close friend of Gemmel Moore who calls himself “Cameron” told the WeHo Times that Ed Buck was also one of his clients.
Cameron, a gay escort, said Buck gave him drugs at his apartment, and offered him more money to do meth intravenously. “[Buck] gets off on getting you higher and higher,” Cameron recounted.
With more questions than answers about her son’s death, Gemmel Moore’s mom is disconsolate. “Yes, my son was an adult and didn’t live a fairytale perfect life, but he didn’t deserve to die this way,” she said.