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Buck, 63, ordered the man to wear dirty white long johns and black leather ‘f***ing boots’. The 30-year-old took the photo in a mirror hung in front of the mattress as part of Buck’s fetish, which included making his sexual partner take Viagra, injecting drugs into his penis and injecting him with meth while he slept.
The picture was taken in 2017 at the end of three years of encounters between Buck and the 30-year-old in which the older man would call him ‘my n****r buddy’, ‘my straight n****r buddy’, ‘and ‘black boy.’
It shows Buck smoking meth, wearing tighty-whities and sitting beside the man he paid, who is wearing the underwear Buck provided, while they both watch porn on a television screen in the living room of the wealthy donor’s West Hollywood apartment.
Next to him is a bottle of Gatorade – a drink which another alleged victim said Buck would spike with GHB to get his victims high – bottles of lubricant, tissues and a ‘toolbox’ of sex toys.
The image, obtained by DailyMail.com, offers further insight into Buck, who is now being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department over the death of two men at his home.
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In another photo obtained by DailyMail.com, a man we are identifying as Blake is seen modeling white underwear and a white tank top in the same room with Buck, who is wearing white long johns while sitting on the sofa. The floor is littered with what looks like dirty, mostly white clothing
A dating profile obtained by DailyMail.com shows how Buck said he was interested in ‘BLACKS’ and was looking for ‘masculine slender/skinny men’ and said he had a ‘huge underwear, sports gear, mirror’ fetish. The prominent Democratic donor who gave to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, is now under investigation over the deaths of a two black men
One of them was Timothy Dean, 55, a former gay porn star who died there on Monday, the other Gemmel Moore, 26, a gay escort who died of an overdose in 2016 and whose death was previously investigated as a possible murder by the sheriff’s department but closed for lack of evidence.
The man Buck was photographed with died of an unrelated illness after his encounters with Buck, but his family have asked for his identity to be obscured because some of his relatives do not know about his interactions with the Democrat.
Before he died, however, he left a detailed account of what happened between the men in a series of encounters which he said turned him into a meth addict.
DailyMail.com has heard the recording in which Buck engaged in degrading sex practices with the man we are identifying as Blake, including watching the 30-year-old defecate, strip-searching him before he left the apartment, and once choking him when he refused to get out on Buck’s orders.
Buck had an area he called ‘the gates of hell’ near the doorway to his apartment where he would photograph the men he paid for sex, and trawled Los Angeles’ Skid Row to pick up black men, including one regular sexual partner he called his ‘crack baby’, Blake testified.
A dating profile obtained by DailyMail.com shows how Buck said he was interested in ‘BLACKS’ and was looking for ‘masculine slender/skinny men’ and said he had a ‘huge underwear, sports gear, mirror’ fetish – as well as hinting that he took drugs by injection.
Buck’s attorney Seymour Amster told DailyMail.com: ‘I’m not going to comment on all these spurious allegations out there on individuals that we can’t interview… it’s too un-credible for me.’
When told Buck is in a photo smoking meth alongside Blake, Amster said: ‘I have to see the photo because I’ve seen some photos that didn’t look too accurate for me.’
When DailyMail.com offered to send him the photo the attorney replied: ‘I’m not gonna comment on it I don’t have time for this…you know, he’s not around, he can’t be a witness, this is just sensationalism.’
The man Buck was photographed with died of an unrelated illness after his encounters with Buck, but his family have asked for his identity to be obscured. Before he died, however, he left a detailed account of what happened between the men in a series of encounters which he said turned him into a meth addict
The testimony of Blake reveals how he first met Buck in 2014 in a chance meeting on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood outside a seedy adult video store, when the younger man was homeless. Pictured: A message Buck – who posed as ‘Bickk’ sent to Blake, telling him he was thinking of him while thrift shopping
In another message dated June 11, 2015, Buck told Blake that he ‘f***ed up beyond all recognition’ and later told Blake to call him – suggesting that he was high on drugs
The testimony left by the dead 30-year-old was revealed by Jasmyne Cannick, a campaigner for the Moore family who is now running for the California state assembly as a Democrat.
She told DailyMail.com that she believed his testimony was the experience of just one of an unknown number of vulnerable men targeted by the Democratic donor.
‘Ed Buck has been doing this for over twenty-something years. So there are lots of young men out there,’ she said.
‘He’s a man of privilege, he has influence and wealth and he knew that if he chose young black, vulnerable gay men, that nobody would care, that their lives are expendable – nobody is gonna care what happens to them.
‘And he knew in doing that he would basically be able to get away with whatever he wanted because he had the money.’
One of those men targeted by Buck was Jermaine Gagnon, 28, who told DailyMailTV on Wednesday how he thought he was going to die after Buck injected him with meth.
Gagnon shared pictures which show Buck, wearing white long johns, crouched over him on the mattress of a pullout bed during one of their nights together, as well as the ‘toolbox’ of sex toys he produced during their encounter – an identical account to the one left by Blake.
The testimony of Blake reveals how he first met Buck in 2014 in a chance meeting on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood outside a seedy adult video store, when the younger man was homeless.
He told Cannick: ‘I met him like just walking Santa Monica [Boulevard]. I was actually trying to sell dope or do whatever – sell drugs to do what I had to do you know to keep that room. I didn’t care.
‘It was like a little porno place… and he walked up and you know he’s checking and he’s looking. Checked me out. Got in his car. And he was real like suspicious and you could tell he was like intoxicated.’
Blake says the pair negotiated a price and Buck asked him if he did crystal meth and was interested in ‘PnP’ which is short for Party n’ Play among gay men; ‘Party’ refers to drug use and ‘Play’ refers to sex. The practice is also known as chemsex.
Blake said he had tried smoking meth but wasn’t an avid user and that meeting Buck started him on the road to meth addiction.
Blake says that on his first encounter with Buck he was given $300 for three hours and being down on his luck he took the money and went back repeatedly over a three year period.
Buck, he said, was more interested in getting him high than having sex.
‘He wants to smoke too and he wants to shoot up and he wants to do shots inside your penis so you can stay hard,’ Blake said.
‘He give you Viagras. Oh you had to do these things. This was like a part of it. You had to take two Viagras cause it makes your heart go fast, a Cialis [a drug for erectile dysfunction]. But you had to be smoking [meth]. You had to be getting steadily high. That was it, period.
‘Oh yeah – and show off – take off your clothes and put on certain underwears.
‘He had a very big underwear fetish. And it was kind of nasty because I don’t know who wore this and who wore that and because there was so much traffic over there. I was like eww, um I need new stuff.’
One of those men targeted by Buck was Jermaine Gagnon, 28, (pictured) who told DailyMailTV on Wednesday how thought he was going to die after Buck injected him with meth
Gagnon shared pictures which show Buck, wearing white long johns, crouched over him on the mattress of a pullout bed during one of their nights together, as well as the ‘toolbox’ of sex toys he produced during their encounter – an identical account to the one left by Blake
Gagnon shared this image of sex toys Buck had for their encounter, saying: ‘He had this red and black toolbox with all types of fetish toys, like c**k rings, sex toys’
In the photo showing Blake and Buck together, Blake said his host is holding a mini blowtorch that he was using to light a meth pipe, which was in front of him.
‘He’s smoking it in my direction so that I can pay attention to him,’ he said on the recording.
In another photo obtained by DailyMail.com Blake is seen modeling white underwear and a white tank top in the same room with Buck, who is wearing white long johns while sitting on the sofa. The floor is littered with what looks like dirty, mostly white clothing.
‘You got clothes all over the floor in the living room,’ said Blake. ‘You got the door barricaded so nobody can get in. You chained up the kitchen.’
He revealed Buck also kept a trove of drugs inside a red craftsman tool box inside his apartment, including, meth, cocaine, heroine and weed as well as drug paraphernalia including pipes and needles.
Buck is an active donor who supports the Democratic Party. He is seen above with former California Governor Jerry Brown in this undated file photo
He also had a tool box which was filled with sex toys – a picture of which was previously shared with DailyMailTV by Gangnon. Blake outlined a detailed description of Buck’s distinctive genitals, and his sexual practices.
‘No sex but just you still got to watch the porn with him,’ said Blake. ‘You still got to get high. I mean getting high. That’s it. I’m serious. Taking pictures. He even watch you while you’re taking a dump. Stupid s**t.’
If Blake ever got hungry during their sessions Buck would only offer a Gatorade or a Popsicle.
He said Buck also had a bizarre red-lit area set up near the entrance of his apartment to take photos of the men he brought home.
‘He calls that the gates of hell,’ Blake recalled on the recording.
In the recording Blake is heard saying Buck would often call him a ‘n****r’ – using terms like ‘My n****r buddy’ and ‘My straight n****r buddy.’
Blake would protest but Buck would turn hostile and respond: ‘This is my house. I do what I want.’
Blake also claimed Buck would put a c**kring (a device to make blood rush to the penis) on his genitals while he was asleep and he would regularly wake up with a sore, red arm from where he had been injected with crystal meth by Buck.
He also allowed him to inject him with meth willingly, however. The second time this happened Buck offered him some money to do it and Blake admits he agreed.
‘I was fine that time. I was really at a low point. I was living from motel to motel. Getting kicked out. Staying with trannies. I didn’t have to stay there [Buck’s apartment] that long as long as I shoot up with meth. I took the deal.’
He added: ‘I was homeless and I needed the money. At times I felt that he was the only – like he was a reliable client.’
Blake says Buck would give him between $100 and $500 per visit and before he would leave the apartment he would be strip searched which he says was ‘humiliating.’
After one visit Blake was so high he refused to leave and things turned violent. ‘I wouldn’t leave his house and he choked me so he could get me out of his house. And when he choked me, I just left,’ Blake testified.
Blake visited Buck dozens of times and on at least one occasion Blake recalls going with Buck to downtown Los Angeles to trawl for other vulnerable black men.
‘That’s the ones that wanted to do crack and I don’t do that at all,’ he said.
He even claimed Buck trawled Skid Row – a notorious homeless area of downtown LA – looking for men.
‘He went to Skid Row. He already knew this one dude that he call his ‘crack baby.’ And I’m like okay yeah this is crazy.’
Blake accused Buck of getting too high himself saying he would sometimes stay awake for days, and said Buck had friends who came over and would shoot meth into his neck for him.
Blake last saw Buck on July 2, 2017, a few weeks before Gemmel Moore died from a drug overdose inside the political activist’s apartment on July 27.
Unexplained: Timothy Dean, 55, from West Hollywood, died in Democratic Party donor Ed Buck’s apartment on Monday
According to the Internet Adult Film Database , Dean had been starring in gay adult films from as early as 2007 up until 2016. He had most recently been working at Saks Fifth Avenue was a member of the National Gay Basketball Association
Timothy Dean, 55, was originally from Florida but had long been living not far from Buck’s apartment in West Hollywood, California. Dean’s body is seen here outside of Buck’s West Hollywood apartment
Blake last saw Buck on July 2, 2017 a few weeks before 26-year-old Gemmel Moore (pictured left and right and with his mother LaTisha Nixon) died from a drug overdose inside the political activist’s apartment on July 27
A man’s death on Monday marks the second time a black man has died in Buck’s West Hollywood apartment (pictured) in the past 18 months
Devastated by Moore’s death Blake spoke to campaigner Cannick in August that year in a bid to bring attention to how Buck was taking advantage of vulnerable black men.
At the time of the interview with Cannick, who is also a PR strategist, Blake was trying to get his life back on track but it was too late and last summer he died from ill health.
It is understood he spoke with the police about what he knows before he died, however.
Cannick has spoken to several witnesses who have had similar encounters with Buck and is appealing for more to come forward.
She and other activists have condemned Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey – who is a Democrat – for failing to file charges against Buck in Moore’s death, which was ultimately ruled accidental. They have now renewed their calls for the donor to face prosecution.
Moore’s mother, LaTisha Nixon, will attend a vigil outside Buck’s Laurel Avenue, West Hollywood, apartment Friday at 7pm. Moore would have celebrated his 28th birthday on Monday.
Attendees will also mourn Timothy Dean, the second man to die in Buck’s apartment.
Buck is a vegan and longtime animal rights and political activist and contributor to Democratic causes and candidates who became a successful businessman, pioneering in computer technology, specifically in electronic information services, in Arizona before moving to Los Angeles.
A one-time registered Republican, Buck began getting involved in Southern California Democratic politics in the early 1990s.
In 2015, Buck donated $2,700 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president and another $2,500 in 2016. He grew a reputation for making generous donations to the California and L.A. County Democratic Party and served as chair of Stonewall Democratic Club’s Political Affairs Committee.