Fellow porn stars say August Ames' death is related to cyberbullying

Carla Harmon
December 7, 2017

Police told local media her cause of death was still being investigated but was not being treated as suspicious.

August Ames, 23, died of asphyxiation due to hanging, the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office said.

Ames, whose real name was Mercedes Grabowski, was something of a rising star in the adult industry.

She was married to adult film director Kevin Moore, who confirmed the news of her death.

Her popularity had risen steadily since she nabbed a nomination for Best New Starlet at the 2015 AVN Awards; she scored a nomination for Female Performer of the Year in 2016, 2017 and the upcoming 2018 Awards, set for January. It should be noted that as a porn actress was a great career. She was born in the Canadian town of Antigonish in Nova Scotia, but grew up in Colorado.


The Venture County Medical examiner confirmed the 23-year-old's death, but had yet to issue an official cause. Ames said that she was molested by her grandfather as a child, and her mother suffered from bipolar disorder.

"I don't have anything to apologise for!" Apologizing for taking extra steps to ensue that my body stays safe?

She later added that she "loved the gay community" and that "none of her intentions were malicious". I CHOOSE who I have inside my body. "No hate", she tweeted.

In her final tweet, sent on Tuesday night, she wrote, "F*** y'all".

The adult industry was in shock upon hearing the news Wednesday as several industry members took to Twitter to offer condolences. Friends said she was suffering from depression and that the criticism of her was a significant factor in her death.


Brazzers, a pornography production based in Montreal in Canada, announced they would postpone a previously planned scene featuring Ames.

Film producer and director Jules Jordan was also surprised to learn about Ames' sudden death.

"The scene will be posted at a more appropriate time, as we come to terms with this devastating loss". Thank you for your impact in this world.

Adult film star August Ames was found dead in her California home on Tuesday, according to BuzzFeed.

"Mercedes I will not let this go and will continue to do what's right and try to be a voice for you for the rest of my life so that others don't have to endure the pain you felt and the pain your love ones now feel".


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