As previously reported, a black gay escort named Gemmel Moore died of a meth overdose at Ed Buck’s West Hollywood home in July of 2017.

The LA County District Attorney’s Office previously declined to prosecute Ed Buck saying the evidence is “insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that (Buck) is responsible for the death of Gemmel Moore,” which sparked an outrage from family members and others in the community.

Ed Buck’s lawyer defended his client in an interview with the media and said Ed Buck did nothing wrong, he just has a huge heart and was trying to counsel people with drug problems.

“An old time friend of Ed’s came over and–and — was reluctant to have him come over. The individual came over, had already been partying, apparently had already taken some substances,” the lawyer said.

Oh really? That’s not what the neighbor said.

But Ed Buck neighbor Jackie Tepper refuted the lawyer’s claims.
Tepper told local NBC News that the man “seemed fine.” He wasn’t stumbling when he entered Buck’s apartment and seemed just fine.

 

Neighbor Jackie Tepper: I believe I was the last person to see him at 12:15… He walked by me then he walked up the stairs and he seemed fine. He wasn’t stumbling and he seemed fine.

Via NBC Los Angeles:

 

Hat Tip Ari