A lawyer for a wealthy Democratic donor who has become the
subject of an investigation into a drug death claims that a West
Hollywood official has launched a “character attack” on his
client and should be investigated for ethics violations.
As Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives continue to
investigate the death of Gemmel Moore — a 26-year-old man who
died of a methamphetamine overdose on July 27 — an attorney
representing political donor Ed Buck said that West Hollywood
City Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath attacked his client for
campaigning against her.
Attorney Seymour Amster, who addressed the City Council on
Monday night, said a grand jury should investigate Horvath in
the wake of statements she made last month.
At an Aug. 21 council meeting, Horvath asked the L.A. County
district attorney’s office and the Sheriff’s Department to “take
the necessary steps to make it possible for anyone with
information pertinent to this case to safely come forward. I
want all facts surrounding this case to be known.”