Judge lifts stay on sisters’ civil suit against Ex-Democratic donor Ed Buck


A judge lifted a temporary stay that had been placed on a wrongful death lawsuit brought by three sisters whose brother died in the West Hollywood apartment of Democratic donor Ed Buck in 2019.

Joyce Jackson, Joann Campbell and Retha Singleton allege in their Santa Monica Superior Court lawsuit that Buck injected 55-year-old Timothy Dean on Jan. 7, 2019, with a lethal dose of crystal methamphetamine. Their court papers describe Buck as a “wealthy white man who has a well-documented history of isolating black men for perverted sexual encounters … in the confines of a drug den in his West Hollywood apartment.”

After a nine-day trial in July 2021, a federal jury found Buck guilty of two counts of distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death, four counts of distribution of methamphetamine, one count of maintaining a drug- involved premises, and two counts of enticement to travel in interstate commerce for prostitution stemming from the deaths of Dean and another Black man, Gemmel Moore, who was found dead in Buck’s apartment in July 2017.

The 67-year-old Buck was sentenced in April to 30 years in prison.

In December, both sides in the civil suit agreed to put the case on hold pending the hearing of a post-trial motion in the criminal case on Feb. 28. On Wednesday, Judge H. Jay Ford III ended the stay, but delayed the scheduled case management conference until July 12.

The lawsuit, filed in January 2020, also alleges sexual battery, assault, hate violence, drug dealer liability, premises liability and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

“Within hours of arriving at Mr. Buck’s West Hollywood residence, Mr. Dean was dead,” the suit states.


Several vials, syringes and containers of narcotics were recovered from throughout Buck’s residence, according to the lawsuit, which cites autopsy report findings.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office concluded on March 25 that Dean’s death was caused by an accidental methamphetamine overdose, according to the plaintiffs’ court papers, which state that Buck has contributed more than $500,000 to the election campaigns and legal defense funds of numerous Los Angeles County and city government officials and candidates since 2008.

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2 years ago

There’s so much more to Ed Buck’s story than the MSM and even Dem-aligned gatekeepers will ever concede. They minimize Buck’s influence, they want you to forget, & make it about race instead of corruption…

It’s all “nothing to see here”…while his sycophants and local enablers are still in office or running for office (Duran, Heilman, D’Amico).

So brazen are they to gaslight us and expect the public to just stop looking into it.

Unfortunate Poster child for Weho
Unfortunate Poster child for Weho
2 years ago

The poster child for the real under belly of West Hollywood. Yuck! Unfortunately more pervasive than folks realize. You lay down with dogs and wind up with fleas.

Kudos to the Judge for this decision.

2 years ago

Just curious, is every headline going to include the political affiliation of the person being reported on? I think something along the lines of “Judge lifts stay on sisters’ civil suit against Ex-Meth Head Ed Buck” would be more descriptive and appropriate.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
2 years ago

I love how everyone says he’s this important “Democratic donor” The dude lived in a dumpy apartment……and made small donations.

This guy is a nobody. Just a twisted sick mess.

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