Porn star August Ames found dead days after backslash for homophobic remarks

Thursday, 07 Dec, 2017

Porn star August Ames tragically passed away at the age of 23 on December 5, mere days after she defended herself on Twitter after she posted a controversial tweet. She was just 23 years old.

According to the Ventura County Medical Examiner she had hanged herself and was found in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

"She was the kindest person I ever knew and she meant the world to me", Ames' husband and director Kevin Moore was quoted as saying by The Sun. He also requested for privacy during this hard time.

Her cause of death was unlisted by the coroner, but her pals believe Ames - who suffered from depression - took her own life.

Ames debuted in 2013 and was a two-time AVN Award-winner with more than 270 credits, according to AVN. Ames also scored a nomination for Female Performer of the Year in 2016, 2017 and the upcoming 2018 Awards, set for January.

"NOT homophobic. Most girls don't shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety".

Porn star August Ames died Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Ames was in the midst of controversy a few days ago after passing derogatory comments about gay porn workers on her Twitter handle, after she dropped out of a project because her co-star had worked in gay porn before.

"Hmm. Well, I did all three, and twitter took a dump on me", she wrote. She also said that she didn't want to put "my body at risk". F-- you guys attacking me when none of my intentions were malicious. What the f-k ever!

Ames's death has since raised disconcert with the nature of the adult entertainment industry, of its demands and expectations of performers, with some remarking that the entertainer's death was a tragic and ironic one, having risen to great heights in the industry, but ultimately overwhelmed and negated by the nature of her work and status as a star adult entertainer.

"A handsome life is GONE because people like to use their "fan base" to bully others because THEIR opinion doesn't agree with YOURS", she wrote on Twitter.

Ames' death spurred a Twitter conversation among people in the porn industry about cyberbullying and porn actors' rights to choose who they work with.

Porn film director Jules Jordan tweeted, saying Ames was one of the "nicest people" he ever knew.