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.
Porn star August Ames’ suicide may be more than what it seemed
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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. After reviewing the footage of a scene shot six weeks before her death on December 5, , Ronson told the New York Post :. A new podcast called 'The Last Days of August' by journalist Jon Ronson and producer Lina Misitzis chronicles the weeks leading up to last year's mysterious death of adult film star August Ames pictured , raising questions about what actually led her to take her own life. Ronson said he was confident in making that statement after he and producer Lina Misitzis gained access to text messages sent by Ames following the shoot with year-old Russian Markus Dupree, a porn star known for 'domineering' productions, according to the Post.
The Sobering Lessons Behind the Death of Porn Star August Ames
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 a popular adult film actress shockingly took her own life two years ago, many framed her death as yet another victim being pushed over the edge by cyberbullying. The result is a seven-episode podcast available Thursday on Audible that digs into the relationship Ames had with her porn producer husband Kevin Moore, her mental state leading up to her death and the final adult film scene she shot, which Ronson contends may have been too much for the star. Ames, born Mercedes Grabowski, was discovered hanging from a tree on Dec. I'm not putting my body at risk, i don't know what they do in their private lives.