Ed Buck sued by overdose survivor

A man who survived two overdoses from drugs allegedly supplied by Ed Buck is suing the former Democratic donor, who was convicted in July of the overdose deaths of two other Black men in his West Hollywood apartment.

Dane Brown’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges sexual battery, assault, hate violence, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and human trafficking. Brown, acting as his own attorney, seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages in the suit brought Friday.

Christopher Darden, an attorney who represented Buck during the criminal case, could not be immediately reached for comment.

Brown and Buck met on the Adam4Adam website in June 2019 and for the next two months Buck often sent a ride-hailing vehicle to a hotel in Skid Row where the plaintiff then lived to bring him to Buck’s residence, the suit states.

After arriving at Buck’s apartment for the first visit, the two engaged in sex and Buck provided methamphetamine to Brown to smoke and to use intravenously, the suit states. Buck continued to provide the drug to Brown as he stayed in Buck’s apartment from July through September 2019, the suit states.

Buck, who sought out Brown because he is Black and gay, also forced him to watch pornography, the suit states.

Buck intravenously injected methamphetamine into Brown on Sept. 4, 2019, and again a week later, causing Brown to overdose both times and have to be hospitalized on each occasion, the suit states.

During the second incident, Buck also gave Brown the “date rape” drug gamma hydroxybutyrate, also known as GHB, the suit alleges. Buck refused to call an ambulance, so Brown walked across the street to a service station, where an employee and a passerby called 911 on his behalf, according to the suit.

Brown survived both overdoses and testified against Buck during a trial in U.S. District Court, where on July 27 a jury found Buck guilty of committing all nine crimes for which he was charged, including two counts of violating distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death.

Buck once was a candidate for a seat on the West Hollywood City Council. He donated more than $500,000 to political candidates and causes, most of them associated with the Democratic Party.

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10 months ago

So Mr. Buck must have implanted a mind control device into the poor guys head to force him into answering the A4A messages and getting into the ride share car. Why else would any upstanding citizen put himself into such a position? I won’t say it because all these #MeToo fanatics will come out of the woodwork.

10 months ago

I read this and I said “Good!!!” I hope this Mr. Brown fellow get what he is looking for after dealing with Ed Buck and his drug den of death. May God have mercy on Buck’s soul,whatever is left of it.

Ruth Williams
Ruth Williams
10 months ago

They deserve every penny Ed Buck has and he should rot in jail. Our former DA Jackie Lacey should be responsible to give every bit of the thousands she got to all 3 families whose lives were forever changed by Ed’s actions.

Last edited 10 months ago by Ruth Williams
10 months ago

The DNC should return every dollar Ed Buck donated to Democratic candidates and/or causes and those funds can be deposited into a managed trust for Dane Brown that can sustain him in a better living situation.

Last edited 10 months ago by :dpb
William Seegmiller
10 months ago

Dane Brown’s bravery to testify and resilience to heal is heroic. Thank you Mr. Brown, I hope you get everything you are entitled to.

Judson Greene
Judson Greene
7 months ago

Well Mr Bucks acts that killed young men is really terrible. He is in jail and he will pay via his incarceration. But for the life of me why does every story about Mr Buck have to include the words a Democratic Donor? Because in the interest of fairness shouldn’t you also include a Republican donor or an independent donor? I contribute money to Democratic candidates and issues so what? If I get into a traffic accident would it matter who or what party I donated money to? It’s insulting, it’s meaningless and it’s truly unnecessary in the reporting of… Read more »

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