Democratic donor Ed Buck has been found guilty on all nine counts including charges that he enticed victims to travel interstate to engage in prostitution, provided methamphetamine to Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean who overdosed on the drug, and died in his apartment, and provided methamphetamine to other men who preyed on.
That's the criminal case.
There are two pending civil lawsuits on behalf of the families of Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean
The JUSTICE4GEMMEL+ Legal Fund supports victims of Ed Buck who have come forward to seek justice — and to protect others from similar behavior.
As many of you know, legal battles aren't cheap. These lawsuits have been self-funded up to this point, and now we're asking for your help to allow the attorneys who have graciously volunteered their time up to this point to continue to pursue this case all the way through to a successful victory.
Currently, Ed Buck has at least $3.4 million in liquid assets--at least.
While we know that no amount of money can bring back Gemmel Moore or Timothy Dean or undo what Ed Buck has done to his surviving victims, we do know that the only way he was able to get away with his crimes for so long is because of his money.
Every crime victim has the right to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation from the perpetrator or from other parties whose unreasonable conduct gave rise to conditions that allowed the crime to occur.
Civil lawsuits can compensate victims for the emotional damage they have suffered and hold offenders directly accountable to victims. These lawsuits give victims their "day in court," regardless of whether there was a criminal conviction or any prosecution at all.
We're fighting to give Ed Buck's victims, their day in court.
We’re counting on your help to advance our efforts to get justice on behalf of the victims of Ed Buck.
Attorneys Nana Gyamfi and Hussain Turk