A man who died of a drug overdose in the apartment of Ed Buck left behind a diary in which he blames the Democratic donor for his descent into methamphetamine addiction.
Buck has pleaded not guilty to distributing methamphetamine resulting in the deaths of Timothy Dean in January 2019 and Gemmel Moore in 2017.
Federal prosecutors say Buck, 65, preyed on vulnerable gay men and pressured them to let him inject them with drugs as part of a sexual ritual. Buck is also charged with providing meth to three more men, including one who overdosed.
Activist Jasmyne Cannick, who uncovered new evidence in the case and pushed for two years to bring charges against Buck, provided Moore's diary to The New York Times.
In one entry, Moore is said to have written: 'I honestly don't know what to do. I've become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that. Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of crystal meth it was very painful, but after all the troubles, I became addicted to the pain and fetish/fantasy.
'My life is at an all-time high right now & I mean that from all ways. I ended up back at Buck house again and got manipulated into slamming again. I even went to the point where I was forced to doing 4 within a 2day period. This man is crazy and it's sad. Will I ever get help?'
Ed Buck's former friends have revealed how the Democratic donor became addicted to drugs and detailed his love of black men ahead of a court appearance over two deaths at his West Hollywood apartment. Buck is pictured arriving for a campaign rally in Hollywood, California, in 2010
Buck appears in court on Thursday in Los Angeles
'Slamming' is a slang term used among gay men for injecting drugs such as mephedrone, GHB, or crystal meth.
In Moore's final entry on December 3, 2016, he is said to have written: 'If it didn't hurt so bad, I'd kill myself, but I'll let Ed Buck do it for now.'
Buck's lawyers say the diary entries are 'unverified writing'.
Former acquaintances and friends have Buck's love of black men as well as how his personality changed after he got addicted to drugs.
One former friend, known only as M, told the paper Buck had told M.'s then husband: 'That's a nice-looking black man you've got on your arm.'
After commenting that another black man they had seen was his 'type' Buck is said to have replied to M.: 'Yeah, but I like 'em stupid.'
The Democratic donor has pleaded not guilty to distributing methamphetamine resulting in the deaths of Timothy Dean, right, in January 2019 and Gemmel Moore, left, in 2017
Former friend Charlie Harrison said: 'Buck always had a penchant for black guys. There was one guy he spent a lot of time with, but back then it was, as Buck said, mostly "meaningful relationships by the hour".'
After Buck was accused of using racist