Gemmel Moore was an openly gay man who worked as a sexual escort. He often traveled by plane from Texas to visit his profile client, Ed Buck, in California on a regular basis. On July 27, 2017, he was found dead in Buck’s home. Investigators ruled his death as an accident but Moore’s family suspects foul play.
As reported by author Henry (Hank) Scott;
A story on a local blog about the death of a young man from a drug overdose in the apartment of a well-known West Hollywood resident has gotten international coverage after having been promoted or republished in right-wing media such as the Drudge Report, Independent Journal Review and TruNews and on the website of the sensationalist Daily Mail.
Here’s What Happened:
LaTisha Nixon, the mother of Gemmel Moore, was worried about her son’s involvement with Ed Buck, a wealthy supporter of Hillary Clinton. Moore was spending a lot of time with Buck that he often traveled back and forth to see him. She wondered who this man was that her son was spending so much time with that she asked one of his friends.
“I called one of my son’s friends and was like, ‘Who the hell is Edward Buck?’ And my son’s friend was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s that white guy, that wealthy white politician guy ….’ He was like, ‘Oh my God.’ When he calmed down, he told me that Ed Buck was one of my son’s clients and that Ed Buck was one of his clients as well, Nixon told WeHo Times.
According to her son’s friend, Buck was into young black men and into a term called “slamming”. Slamming involves injecting meth into a person. Apparently, Buck allegedly was aroused by seeing other men high.
Nixon recalled a time where her son had calling her crying one day after being involved with Buck and she was worried. Gemmel told his mother that Buck allegedly injected him with something but he didn’t know what it was. Whatever it was, the drug was causing Moore to be in pain.
“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, his arm was red.”
That particular incident didn’t stop Moore from seeing Buck. According to Nixon, Buck used Moore to allegedly recruit other gay black males to party with them on Santa Monica Boulevard. Buck would reportedly take pictures with the males after allegedly injecting them with meth.
On July 27, 2017, Moore was found dead in Buck’s home. The LA Coroner’s Office stated that Moore died of an accidental methamphetamine overdose, but Moore’s family members are not convinced it was an accident. When police officers arrived to Buck’s home, no drugs or drug paraphernalia was found at Buck’s residence. Because of that, the powerful Democratic party donor is not under investigation at this time. However, Nixon believed that Buck is responsible for her son’s death and she recorded a video that she posted to You Tube.
The family has set up a GoFundMe account to cover funeral expenses for Moore that has raised $3,465 of a $5K goal.