Previously, news surfaced that two black men died in Democratic donor Ed Buck’s home. Now, a third black man has come forward claiming that Buck injected him with crystal meth after sex.
In a video that surfaced via Daily Mail, 28-year-old Jermaine Gagnon said he smoked crystal meth with Buck, saying “It was just kind of weird” in reference to Buck dressing him up nicely and treating him like a sex slave.
Gagnon spoke about being injected, saying “It hit me, my body went to tingling, my mouth went to jittery. I got so high that I was enraged, I cussed him out and made a big scene at his apartment and he pretty much put me out. I changed back into my clothes, he paid me $250 and I left.”
For the second time in less than 18 months, a young black man has died from an apparent drug overdose at the home of Ed Buck, a prominent donor of the Democratic Party. Back in July of 2017, Gemmell Moore was found dead in what was officially ruled an accident, despite reports that Moore was a sex worker who was coerced by Buck to consume the drugs to satisfy his own fetishes.
Now today (Jan 8), it's being reported that a second young black man has been found dead under the same circumstances, once again in Buck's home who was present during both incidents. Thus far, the identity of the second man has not been identified, while Buck’s attorney, Seymour Amster, has confirmed that Buck was not arrested and is cooperating with investigators.
“From what I know, it was an old friend who died of an accidental overdose," Amster said in a statement, "and unfortunately, we believe that the substance was ingested at some place other than the apartment. The person came over intoxicated.”
During the months that followed the fatal meth overdose in 2017, Moore's mother, Latisha Nixon, said that her son once told her that Buck had injected drugs into his arms without his consent, while another sex worker came forward to reveal that Buck forced Moore to go to Santa Monica Boulevard to recruit other young gay black men with the use of drugs. Additionally, Moore reportedly wrote in a journal that Buck had hooked him on crystal meth.
"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," Nixon said at the time, while now there is certain to be added pressure throughout the community to hold Buck responsible.