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.
Updated February 06, The night the Santa Paula fires ripped through the canyon towards Ventura, propelled by winds of 80 kilometres per hour, Mercedes Grabowski was found dead in a park in nearby Camarillo. The porn actress, known professionally as August Ames, had been caught up in a firestorm of a different kind. After tweeting that she would not work with a "crossover" co-star who had filmed gay scenes, the wrath of the porn industry and Twitter at large descended upon her. After her death, the wind would change direction, and others stood in its path: gay porn star Jaxton Wheeler, who had said August should take a cyanide pill; veteran actress Jessica Drake, whose more oblique tweets were framed as cyberbullying; and August's husband, porn producer Kevin Moore. August is the subject of a new audiobook, The Last Days of August. It's an investigation by journalist Jon Ronson and producer Lina Misitzis, combining two of Ronson's previous interests — internet pile-ons, the subject of his book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed , and the tech takeover of the porn industry, which he explores in The Butterfly Effect, an audiobook he made with Misitzis.
The Sobering Lessons Behind the Death of Porn Star August Ames
By Michael Blaustein. January 1, am Updated January 1, pm. On Dec. The cause of death was asphyxiation from hanging.
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.