Democratic mega-donor Ed Buck allegedly lured men to his home to satisfy his twisted “party and play” sex fetish — sometimes personally injecting his victims with methamphetamine, prosecutors said this week at his trial.
Buck, 66, was accused of being “obsessed” with the “party and play” encounters Wednesday in Los Angeles court, where he’s on trial for allegedly providing fatal drug doses to two men, running a drug den and persuading others to travel for prostitution.
“The party is the drugs, the play is the sex. If they didn’t party, he wasn’t interested,” Assistant US Attorney Chelsea Norell said in opening statements, CBS LA reported.
Prosecutors claimed Buck had a “fetish” for paying black men he met online to use meth, sometimes to the point of unconsciousness.
“Buck’s preference was to personally inject victims, and he pressured or incentivized victims to let him do so, sometimes offering large cash bonuses to coerce a victim to agree to an injection