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Adult Film Actress August Ames Kills Self After Being Targeted for Homophobia

Adult Film Actress August Ames Kills Self After Being Targeted for Homophobia

She was pronounced dead at the scene, and we're told there is no indication of foul play or any other crime occurring.

She was born Mercedes Grabowski in Novo Scotia, Canada, and moved into porn after a short stint working as a barmaid.

August Ames, real name was Mercedes Grabowski, was an adult film star who performed in more than 270 X-rated flicks. Initial reports claimed that Ames died of hanging in her Ventura County home. [The] manner is suicide.' .

Her cause of death was unlisted by the coroner, but her pals believe Ames - who suffered from depression - took her own life. "I'm not putting my body at risk, I don't know what they do in their private lives", she wrote.

The 23-year-old, who had a career of four years, had recently faced an intense backlash on Twitter after refusing to work with a performer who had acted in gay porn. Do agents really not care about who they're representing? BS is all I can say.

However, Ames said that she declined to participate in the filming because the medical testing for straight and gay men is very different. The adult film star received criticism on social media and was accused of being a homophobe. Most girls don't shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety. That's just how it is with me.

Responding to another critic, she later wrote: "I don't have anything to apologize for!" Apologizing for taking extra steps to ensue that my body stays safe? F**k you guys attacking me when none of my intentions were malicious. What the fuck ever! "I do my homework for my body".

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- August Ames (@AugustAmesxxx) December 4, 2017Pictured adult movie star, August Ames.August Ames suicide: How the adult entertainer rose to be a star only to end up as a victim. "Please leave this as a private family matter in this hard time".

August Ames has appeared in more than 270 adult films and worked with all major studios.

After Ames' death, fellow porn stars came out to her defense and slammed the online mob bullying her.

Performer Abella Danger said: "She was the most kind-hearted person ever".

Performer Kissa Sins tweeted: "You were always there for me when I was feeling sad or sensitive and I'll always love you". She had also won AVN awards twice and was nominated for the Female Performer of the Year award at the 2018 AVN Awards, to be held in January 2018.

Following Ames' death, some of her friends took their thoughts to social media to accuse the online bullies of encouraging her to commit suicide.