In December August Ames died by suicide at age Her death came just 48 hours after being lambasted for a problematic tweet. The onslaught of hateful comments toward Ames was simply too much to handle. Public shaming had pushed her mental health to its limits. The story attracted the attention of journalist Jon Ronson, who explores the circumstances surrounding her death in his latest podcast The Last Days of August. The actress told her father she had been repeatedly molested by a male member of her extended household.
August Ames dead: 23-year-old adult entertainment actor's body found after homophobia row
Death of a Porn Star: August Ames Suicide - Rolling Stone
The exact cause of death currently remains unknown but police have said there is no indication of foul play, according to the Evening Standard. Please leave this as a private family matter in this difficult time. Ames was accused of homophobia on Twitter but sought to defend herself, saying she needed to have autonomy over her body. Apologising for taking extra steps to ensue that my body stays safe? Ames has amassed more than film credits since and was a nominee for this year's female performer of the year for the forthcoming Adult Video News Awards in January. Abella Danger said: "I can honestly say I loved her so much.
Porn star August Ames found dead at home in California
August Ames died last week after becoming embroiled in controversy on Twitter. Popular porn star August Ames took her own life last week after finding herself in the middle of a controversy over cyberbullying and homophobia. In her four years working the adult film industry, the year-old had performed in over scenes for major studios, amassing over , Twitter followers. Ventura County authorities confirmed that Ames died from asphyxia due to hanging.
By Stephanie Haney For Dailymail. A new podcast chronicles the weeks leading up to last year's mysterious death of adult film star August Ames, raising questions about what actually led her to take her own life. The death of year-old Ames, whose legal name was Mercedes Grabowski, was previously attributed to cyber bullying after she tweeted her displeasure over being cast to shoot a scene with a man who had done gay or 'crossover' porn. But journalist Jon Ronson raises the possibility that it was her final shoot that pushed her to her sexual limits, and ultimately over the edge, in a new 'Serial'-style podcast called 'The Last Days of August' which will be released on Audible on January 3.