The mother of a man who died after apparently overdosing at the
West Hollywood apartment belonging to prominent Democratic donor
Ed Buck told KTLA that there is more to the story behind the
Latisha Nixon is asking the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s
Department to launch a “thorough investigation” into her son
Gemmel Moore’s death.
Moore, 26, was found dead on July 27 while working as an escort.
The death was ruled an accident, but Nixon is skeptical.
"It seems like everyone is turning a blind eye because my son
was a gay black man and Ed Buck is a wealthy white politician,"
Homicide detectives are reexamining Moore’s death, based on
additional information, sheriff’s officials announced Tuesday.
A journal provided to KTLA by a family friend appears to show a
previous relationship between Moore and Buck.
In his journal, Moore wrote, “I honestly don’t know what to do.
I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that,” a
December entry reads. “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 to the pain and
His last entry, dated Dec. 3, 2016 reads: “If it didn’t hurt so
bad, I’d kill myself but I’ll let Ed Buck do it for now.”
At the apartment owned by Buck, neighbors confirmed seeing
several young black men come and go at all hours of the night.
A KTLA reporter knocked on his door Tuesday, but he did not
Buck was asked to resign from the Stonewall Democratic
Committee, and he has retained an attorney who insists Buck has
done nothing wrong.
No charges have been filed against him at this time.