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

Porn actress August Ames has died. The medical examiner’s office in Ventura County confirmed her death Wednesday, XBIZ reported. Ames was 23.

“She was the kindest person I ever knew and she meant the world to me,” Ames’ husband Kevin Moore said in a statement. “Please leave this as a private family matter in this difficult time.”

The cause of death has not been disclosed, according to XBIZ.

Ames’ death spurred a Twitter conversation among people in the porn industry about cyberbullying and porn actors’ rights to choose who they work with. Ames’ friends, including porn star Anikka Albrite, reportedly connected Ames’ death to a heated online debate that took place in the days before she died.

Ames tweeted on Sunday suggesting that she did not work with men who have done gay porn.

Ames immediately received backlash and was called homophobic. But she argued she made the choice not to film with men who have shot gay porn because of health and safety concerns.

The actress defended herself, saying she could choose who she wanted to work with and that she was not homophobic since she was attracted to women.

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

Ames’ last tweet said, “fuck y’all.”

Brazzers, a porn website, tweeted its condolences to Ames’ friends and family, saying it would postpone the release of a video with Ames that was scheduled for Wednesday night.

Other porn websites, including Babes, Digital Playground, and Trendzzz, also expressed their condolences.

For more information about suicide prevention or to speak with someone confidentially, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (U.S.) or Samaritans (U.K.). 

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