Porn star August Ames found unexpectedly dead after social media backlash

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Authorities have told of adult actress August Ames having been found dead in southern California, Tuesday.

Ames worked at a horse ranch when she was just 14 years old. Her death was confirmed by the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office but the cause of death has not been revealed yet.

'She was the kindest person I ever knew and she meant the world to me, ' her heartbroken husband, Kevin Moore, told industry trade magazine Adult Video News.

'Please leave this as a private family matter in this hard time, ' he added.

The adult film star, who friends say was suffering from depression, had previously suffered a torrent of online abuse for declaring she wouldn't be participate in a scene with a male colleague who had previously done gay porn.

Several websites, including ours, covered her tweet, and several gay porn stars publicly criticized Ames for spreading homophobia and ignorance about how testing in the adult film industry works.

Between 2014 and 2017, Ames appeared in more than 120 productions.

I f-- love the gay community!

On December 3, Ames tweeted that she was refusing to shoot a sex scene with an actor who had done gay porn.

'NOT homophobic, ' she said in response to the accusations. 'Most girls don't shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety. "I'm not putting my body at risk, I don't know what they do in their private lives", she wrote.

Suggesting that the backlash may have contributed to Ames taking her own life, Rossi tweeted, "A life wasted simply because HER opinion didn't mesh with YOURS".

Ames also tweeted Monday, replying a user who told her to apologize, "I don't have anything to apologize for!"

Pictured adult entertainment star, August Ames, born Mercedes Grabowski.

"F-k you guys for attacking me when none of my intentions were malicious". What the f-k ever! I CHOOSE who I have inside my body.

The death of August Ames aged 23 has sent shock through the adult film industry Who was August Ames?

Before taking her own life, she was slammed on Twitter for posting about a film shoot which she chose to cancel on.

Producer/director Jules Jordan added: "Rest In Peace to August Ames, one of the best, nicest people I ever knew in the business".

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