A second man has been found dead in the home of major Hillary Clinton and Democratic Party donor Ed Buck, less than 18 months after the body of a male prostitute was discovered in the same California apartment. Protesters have started gathering outside Buck’s West Hollywood building, accusing police of failing to take action after male escort Gemmell Moore was also found dead in the apartment in July 2017. Authorities declined to prosecute the powerful Clinton-tied Democrat sponsor for Moore’s death, claiming there was insufficient evidence for a conviction. More than 100 people gathered outside Buck’s home on Monday night, demanding that the political activist is arrested.
Buck – a regular donor to Democratic campaigns including Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid – was investigated for the suspected murder of 26-year-old Moore, but never charged. The wealthy 64-year-old donor was again interviewed by police on Monday after another black man, in his 50s, died in his presence, although the cause is not yet known.
Jasmyne Cannick, a public affairs strategist who has been working with Mr. Moore’s family, says the DA and Sheriff’s Department “have blood on their hands” for failing to properly investigate Edward Buck. Cannick claims that Buck lures men to his apartment with promises of cash so he can inject them with crystal meth for his own sexual gratification, although the allegations are as yet unproven. “This was preventable. We knew he hadn’t stopped, that it was only a matter of time before this happened again,” she said.
“And now it’s only a matter of time before it happens a third time if he’s not stopped.”
protesters gather outside ed buck s west hollywood home demanding he is arrested
Protesters gather outside Ed Buck’s West Hollywood home, demanding he is arrested Community activists say Buck is responsible for the deaths of those men, and are planning to hold a rally on Laurel Avenue outside his West Hollywood apartment building, to call for the prosecution of the prominent donor. A photo shows the moment a body was removed by the coroner from the West Hollywood apartment of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck around three am this morning.
In July 2017, male escort Gemmell Moore was also found dead in Buck’s apartment, with the medical examiner later determining that he died as a result of an accidental meth overdose. Moore had written in his journal that Ed Buck had injected him with crystal meth for the first time, saying that it hurt him and that he was becoming addicted to the pain. According to Fox LA, he also wrote, “If it didn’t hurt so bad I’d kill myself, but I’ll let Ed Buck do it for now.”