Alleged Serial Killer Ed Buck Charged In Death Of Gay Porn Star Timothy Dean

Posted October 2, 2019 by with 24 comments

edbuckholehunterAs reported earlier this year, former gay porn star Timothy Dean (who performed in gay porn as “Hole Hunter” from 2007 to 2016) was found dead in alleged serial killer Ed Buck’s West Hollywood apartment back in January. Now, nearly nine months later, Buck has finally been charged in connection to Dean’s murder.

Buck was arrested last month after being charged with providing methamphetamine to another black man, Gemmel Moore, who died in Buck’s drug den, but the indictment today now includes charges against Buck for Dean’s death and three other men to whom Buck gave meth. Via NBC:

The indictment, unsealed early Wednesday, expands the allegations against Buck, who was initially charged in U.S. District Court with distributing methamphetamine resulting in the death of one of the men, Gemmel Moore, in July 2017. Moore, 26, died of an overdose inside Buck’s West Hollywood apartment.

The indictment accuses Buck of providing methamphetamine that caused the overdose of Timothy Dean, 55, who died in Buck’s apartment in January. Dean’s death was referenced in the initial criminal case that charged Buck in federal court, but he was not identified by name.

It also adds three counts of distributing methamphetamine to three other men between 2018 and 2019. Buck could face a sentence of between 20 years and life in prison if he’s convicted on the federal charges and more than 5 years in prison if he’s convicted on state charges.

It’s blatantly obvious that Buck was not investigated by authorities after the first murder in 2017 because of two main factors: One, Buck is a 63-year-old white man, while all of his victims were gay black men, and two, Buck has longstanding political connections in West Hollywood and the California Democratic Party. Buck has given tens of thousands in campaign donations to various Democrats in California over the last decade, including governors Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom, congressmen Ted Lieu and Adam Schiff, and West Hollywood Mayor John Duran, to whom Buck gave at least $12,500.

The fact that it took two murders and at least three more attempted murders over the last two years for anyone at the LA County District Attorney’s office to bring any charges against Buck is a grotesque reminder of how men of color are valued by the “justice” system in this country.

Buck has been denied bail and remains in custody pending trial.

  • Xzamilloh

    I’ll just say it: Race plays a factor in this, and as well as class. Two simple reasons: The victims, all black, were likely seen by Buck as nothing more than sexual fetishes that could be used for pleasure and then discarded with indifference because –sorry about it — in the eyes of many of these white elitists, black lives DON’T matter.

    • Es Kay

      PERIOD! You’d have to be blind to see it any other way
      https://media3.giphy.com/media/QUS95ys9AxruV6JmHe/giphy.gif

    • SoilderOfLove

      just like w/Jeffrey Dahmer (different circumstances but same mindset bascially), how he was able to go on as long as he did in the 90s undetected because his black/brown/yellow victims were viewed as throwaways & unimportant! SMDH at this “great” country of ours, land of the free & home of the brave right? We march into/invade other countries to tell them how they should live, but yet treat black/brown/yellow people unfair/indifferent and with disdain.

    • c_find

      Lets be blunt they were also preyed upon because police are less likely to truly investigate the death of a black sex worker.

  • Aaron Boone

    Those poor guys. Hope this creature’s remaining years are utterly hellish.

  • Scrapple

    Old as he is, he should be out here enjoying whatever time he has left on Earth, in addition to getting his house in order. Instead he’s out here killing and attempting to kill Black men just because. I don’t care how old he is. Throw up under the jail. Better yet, put him in a cell next to Cosby. Let them both suffer.

  • Jay

    It’s ruined my night to now KNOW just how much killing he’s done that anyone is aware of….
    It saved my night that finally something is being done, but it feels like justice has NOT been served yet.

  • CamCam

    It’s nothing but race pure and simple. He’s an old WHITE man with money and like the saying goes “money talks and bullshit walks”. After seeing the sentencing of Amber Guyger today, my faith in justice being served for Gemmel Moore, Timothy Dean & the 3 black men who nearly died at his hand is lower than the dirt.

  • TGen99

    Did he force these guys to party with him? Or, did they engage in a high risk activity of their own Accord? I don’t know the specifics — but, my guess is that Ed provided a safe haven for drug users — and it backfired (not a surprise).

    • Zachary Sire

      Wrong. Read the indictment (it’s online and easy to find). He wasn’t providing a safe haven, he was injecting homeless and vulnerable people with meth and forcing them to do drugs in order to stay at his house, receive money, etc.

    • Marko

      While the victims consensually took drugs with Buck, what I’ve read suggests he got off on surprising them with dangerously large shots of meth, and he refused to get help when they asked for it. The fact that he continued to deliberately subject people to such risks even after Gemmel died in his apartment shows he had no intention of changing his behaviour (his kicks were more important to him than the lives and welfare of the men he fetishized) and he does in fact belong in prison.

      • Ninja0980

        I agree but I don’t think the chances of a conviction are as solid as people think they are.

        • c_find

          Probably not for manslaughter but other charges like possession and use of an illicit substance he definitely can get a guilty charge. Just get this Evil man off the street should be the prosecutions main objective.

          • Yellaboy

            What about negligent homicide? If he refused to get the men help when they asked for it….he can definitely be charged and convicted of that.

    • Me2

      Amber, is that you, girl?

    • c_find

      Slaming ( taking meth intravenously) is a lot more high risk that smoking it ( Yes meth is bad in general ) From one of the accounts of the brother that got away most of these guys were meth users yes but they never slammed before meeting Buck.

  • Goblin Shark

    This reminds me of the NYPD Blue story arc where the “Cullinan Wing” guy killed Delores.

  • Alex Lawson

    more to do about a rich man vs prostitutes/meth heads ” who cops look down upon” and less about race. The DA case is weak though because they cant prove he supplied them meth unless they bring the person who sold it to him to testify and me on a jury will give little credibility to a drug dealer.

    • magenta5

      Something tells me you wouldn’t get picked for the jury.

    • Yellaboy

      There are the survivors that he didn’t get a chance to kill that can testify. BTW…just because a person sells drugs doesn’t mean they can’t tell the truth.

  • Ninja0980

    Not only was Ed Buck politically connected but his victims were black/gay/AND drug users/sex workers.
    Can’t get a much better picture of victims police don’t give a shit about then that.
    I just hope the jury does the right thing here and ensures he stays locked up for as long as the law allows.

  • Lyfe

    I just think it’s nice people recognize people see that black men being fetishised is one of the problems here. I feel like a broken record trying to explain that it’s indeed a problem (porn or not porn) in the community. All I want is people to recognize it & change the narrative by stop doing so.

    • Lyfe

      God rest the victims and the families hearts. This is just horrible what money and ties to those in power can do.

  • Orlando Chan

    It is very sad that if the police had done their job at least two black men would still be alive.