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

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Stacy Diaz | 07 December, 2017, 19:24

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Porn star August Ames committed suicide after relentless bullying online. "A life wasted simply because HER opinion didn't mesh with YOURS".

The 23-year-old wrote: "NOT homophobic".

The Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the death of Ames, whose real name was Mercedes Grabowski, but declined to give a cause pending notification of family members. [The] manner is suicide.' .

Adult film star August Ames was found dead on Tuesday and now those close to her believe that she may have taken her own life after saying they "didn't know it was this bad", referring to her battle with depression.

After posting her statements on Twitter, Ames was hit with a barrage of comments accusing her of being homophobic. "BS is all I can say do agents really not care about who they're representing?"

Pornstar August Ames has died aged 23.

Camarillo police said that Ames was pronounced dead at the scene, noting there had been no indication of foul play. I CHOOSE who I have inside my body.

"NOT homophobic. Most girls don't shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety", she wrote. That's just how it is with me. She also said that she didn't want to put "my body at risk".

"I don't have anything to apologise for!" Apologizing for taking extra steps to ensue that my body stays safe? F*** you guys for attacking me when none of my intentions were malicious. I f-- love the gay community! What the fuck ever! "I do my homework for my body".

- 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", he added.

Before entering the porn industry, August Ames worked in a bar, as a nanny and in a tanning salon.

Following her death, friends of Ames and others indicated she was suffering from depression and dealing with online bullying.

"I would get in contact with some people and then I would feel badly because they'd be like "what's your profession and I'd be like 'oh I'm in the adult industry, '" she said in reference to her search for a therapist, "Then I'd feel like they're like 'oh that's the whole reason that you are the way you are" and then I'd get turned off", she said. "She was my rock and I was hers.Anyone who knows me truly knows my love for my family and how much heart I have". "I love you baby girl". Ames also scored a nomination for Female Performer of the Year in 2016, 2017 and the upcoming 2018 Awards, set for January.

Fellow adult film performers and directors have paid tribute to August on social media.