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A man died early Monday at the West Hollywood home of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck, his attorney confirmed to Fox News — 17 months after a male escort died in the same apartment.

Attorney Seymour Amster told Fox News the unidentified victim was a “longtime friend” of Buck and said the two had known each other for 25 years. Amster said the victim “reached out for [Buck’s] help” Sunday night and began acting “in a bizarre way” after he arrived at Buck’s apartment.

“As far as we’re concerned, this is an accidental death,” said Amster, who added that police had released the scene and Buck was not under arrest.

Buck, a well-known figure in LGBT political circles, has given more than $500,000 to a range of Democratic groups and candidates — including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. In July of last year, prosecutors declined to file charges against Buck in the death of Gemmel Moore, a male escort whose body was found in Buck’s apartment in July 2017. According to a coroner’s report, Buck’s apartment was full of drug paraphernalia, including 24 syringes containing brown residue, five glass pipes with white residue and burn marks, a plastic straw with possible white residue, clear plastic bags with white powdery residue and a clear plastic bag containing a piece of crystal-like substance.

Gemmel Moore, 26, was found dead at Buck’s West Hollywood apartment on July 27, 2017. (Facebook)

Moore’s death initially was ruled an accidental methamphetamine overdose, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office re-opened the investigation after writings in Moore’s journal implicated Buck in his drug use.

In a December 2016 entry, Moore wrote: “I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that. Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of crystal meth it was very painful, but after all the troubles, I became addicted…”

“If it didn’t hurt so bad, I’d kill myself, but I’ll let Ed Buck do it for now,” wrote Moore’s final entry, dated Dec. 3, 2016.

At the time, Amster told Fox News that the investigation into Moore’s death had “turned into an attack on Mr. Buck’s personal life.”

“This was an accidental overdose that Ed Buck had nothing to do with and it’s a tragedy,” Amster told Fox News after prosecutors declined to file charges.

After Fox News reported on the investigation, at least six Democrats in California and Arizona confirmed that they had returned or redirected donations from Buck.



  1. Rocky

    January 9, 2019 at 1:53 am

    ANOTHER body ? Just another isolated incident. Nothing EVER touches the Clinton’s.

    • Michael McBride

      January 9, 2019 at 3:58 am

      You are wrong a lot touches the Clintons’ all of it money. Money from crooks, murderers, pedophiles, cronies, Russia money to get control of our uranium, money from millionaires to get paroled. A lot more that I am not mentioning.

  2. N

    January 9, 2019 at 2:44 am

    ‪Soros and his minions the NAZI Commie Demoncrat liberals party are responsible for this treasonous act against the sovereignty of the United States!Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law these NAZI Commie Demoncrat libs post haste, President Trump!‬

  3. Sharon Nye

    January 9, 2019 at 2:54 am

    WHEN are we going to get some justice for all the bodies that the Clinton’s have their role in? This is why we have no wistleblowers..

    • Avocado

      January 9, 2019 at 6:20 am

      I agree with you. When?? There seems to have been a lot of bodies already. But still nothing seems to have been done or will be done. Why??

      • Ken Easterling

        January 9, 2019 at 11:30 am

        I think people fear they will be next but someday I hope someone will step up and fill in the missing people of the Clinton’s.

  4. Mitch D.

    January 9, 2019 at 7:04 am

    So, the scumbag POS walks last year because he’s a mega-donor to the scumbag POS Clintons, which affords him the opportunity to kill another human being……WAY TO GO Los Angeles prosecutors!!
    maybe now you’ll get off your highly paid asses and do your JOBS…

  5. Ken Easterling

    January 9, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I think people fear they will be next but someday I hope someone will step up and fill in the missing people of the Clinton’s.

  6. Suzanne Russell

    January 9, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    COVER UP! It’s very plain what is happening here.

  7. abolishliberalism

    January 9, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Oh Another Body? Is that all? Ok, No biggie… two dead male Homosexuals wind up dead at the home of a HUGE Clinton supporter and Donor and we only hear about it on a PRO GOP / Trump website. How sad is this? Had these two “Bodies” shown up at some Conservative Trump supporters home the liberal left news would be all over it 24/7 until they had the poor slob in front of Congress trying to save his own hide!

  8. Linda

    January 9, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Why don’t the police investigate is it because he’s Clinton and Obama’s megadonor liberals are going to be real quiet about this.

  9. Mark Terzano

    January 10, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    OK. He knew this guy for over 25 years, the victim was 26. Pedophilia? Why wasn´t he arrested for drugs and paraphenalia in posession? Oh!!! That’s right its the Peoples Republic of California.

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