Re: Porn Star August Ames Bullied By Twitter Takes her Own LifeOct 26th, 2018
AUGUST AMES' DEATH: Twitter bullying of porn queen explored
October 25, 2018
October 25, 2018 12:20 PM EDT
August Ames hanged herself in December.INSTAGRAM
The autopsy found porn star August Ames died of asphyxiation last December about a week before Christmas.
The 23-year-old Canadian sexxx-rated superstar hanged herself in a park in the suburban San Fernando Valley, police said.
But a new podcast, The Last Days of August, is fingering Twitter trolls and a rival porn queen as the bile-spewers who put the Nova Scotia native in the grave.
“I lost the woman I love to a bunch of people’s stupid opinions on social media,” her husband, porn producer Kevin Moore, is quoted in the audio as saying. “So am I just supposed to roll over?”
Tragic August Ames hanged herself in December after being tormented relentlessly on Twitter. An upcoming podcast looks at her life and death. INSTAGRAM
So he turned to British journalist Jon Ronson to find out what really happened.
Ames, whose real name was Mercedes Grabowski, started in California’s X-rated industry when she was 19 and was soon a legitimate porn star, garnering more than 600,000 Twitter followers.
She appeared in nearly 300 scenes including appearances in Bikini Sex Dolls, Cute Little Babysitter 5, and Interracial Surrender 6.
But when she made controversial comments about gay porn actors that triggered social justice Twitter warriors, Ames was attacked relentlessly.
On Dec. 3, 2017 she tweeted: “Whichever (lady) performer is replacing me tomorrow for @EroticaXNews, you’re shooting with a guy who has shot gay porn, just to let cha know. BS is all I can say. Do agents really not care about who they’re representing? #ladirect I do my homework for my body.”
Tragic August Ames. INSTAGRAM
Bisexual Ames declared in the wake of the brouhaha that she loved the gay community, but she still was pummeled on social media as homophobic.
Two days later, she was dead.
In a media release promoting the podcast, Ronson said he soon heard “rumours and secrets hinting at a very different story — something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.”
Among those he interviewed was starlet Jessica Drake, who the dead woman’s husband blamed as behind the mobbing.
Porn rival Jessica Drake was accused of causing the tidal wave of rage against August Ames. INSTAGRAM
In tears, Drake says on the podcast: “Somebody has to help me.”
At the Adult Video News Awards in March, Moore told Rolling Stone that the porno biz holds a tractor-trailer load of dirty secrets.
“The business side doesn’t want to acknowledge it because it’s not sexy. The industry wants to stick its head in the sand and just hope it all goes away,” Moore said.
The Last Days of August will be available on Audible on Jan. 4, 2019.