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Big-time Democratic donor Ed Buck was slapped with a second lawsuit by the family of one of his victims on the one-year anniversary of the man's drug overdose death, court papers show.
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The sisters of Timothy Dean filed a civil suit against Buck on Tuesday in connection to their 55-year-old brother’s Jan. 7, 2019, death, according to the lawsuit and The Los Angeles Times. Dean, a gay African American man, died “at the hands of” Buck, the complaint states. And Dean reportedly wasn’t the only one.
“EDWARD BUCK, a wealthy white man who has a well-documented history of isolating Black men for perverted sexual encounters during which he injects them with crystal methamphetamine in the confines of a drug den in his West Hollywood apartment,” the lawsuit states.
His attorney did not immediately respond to FOX Business’ request for comment. The suit also identifies other defendants only as "DOES 1 through 20."
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Buck is believed to have injected Dean with crystal meth when Dean went to the 65-year-old’s apartment on Jan. 7, according to court papers and The Associated Press. It wasn't the first time Buck was believed to have injected him.
The autopsy report indicated investigators found numerous syringes, vials and “containers of narcotics” inside and throughout Buck’s home. The Los Angeles Department of Coroner determined in March 2019 that Dean had suffered an “accidental methamphetamine overdose,” the document states.
But still, L.A. County considered the case of Dean’s death an active homicide investigation.
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“This is because Mr. Dean was not the first Black gay mean to wind up dead from methamphetamine toxicity in the residence of Mr. Buck,” the suit states.
Gemmel Moore suffered an overdose and was discovered dead inside Buck’s apartment in July 2017, the Times reported.
Moore’s body “was recovered from the exact same residence, in the exact same living room, and upon the exact same mattress as Mr. Deans,” the lawsuit states. “During previous encounters, Mr. Buck would insist upon forcibly injecting Mr. Moore or forcing Mr. Moore to be injected with crystal methamphetamine.”
The 26-year-old Moore – who had never used the drug before meeting Buck – allegedly detailed his experiences with the older man in his journal, according to the complaint.
“Reflecting on his encounters with Mr. Buck, Mr. Moore wrote in his final journal entry, dated December 3, 2016, ‘If it didn’t hurt so bad, I’d kill myself, but I’ll let Ed Buck do it for now,’” according to the complaint.