August Ames: Podcast Reveals Shocking New Details of Porn Star’s Suicide

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In December of 2017, the grownup movie world was shocked by the suicide of August Ames, an up-and-coming 23-year-old performer who had just lately taken the business by storm.


Ames’ dying got here on the heels of an unsightly social media confrontation prompted by some controversial feedback she made a couple of fellow performer.

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“Whichever (girl) performer is changing me tomorrow for @EroticaXNews, you’re taking pictures with a man who has shot homosexual porn, simply to let cha know,” Ames tweeted simply two days earlier than her passing.


“BS is all I can say… Do brokers actually not care about who they’re representing?… I do my homework for my physique.”


The tweet prompted fast backlash from each followers and fellow performers, many of whom accused Ames of homophobia.

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Ames — who was herself bisexual — shortly clarified her place, tweeting:


“NOT homophobic. Most girls don’t shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety. That’s just how it is with me. I’m not putting my body at risk, i don’t know what they do in their private lives.”


The cost to denigrate Ames was led by fellow grownup performers Jaxton Wheeler and Jessica Drake, who just lately claimed she was harassed by Donald Trump.

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“Performers, by all means, f–ok who you wish to f–ok…however in case you’re eliminating of us based mostly on the very fact they they (sic) might have achieved homosexual or crossover work, your logic is severely flawed,” Drake tweeted.


“Reality is, WE DON’T KNOW who does what with whom when there aren’t any cameras.”


Within hours of Drake’s tweet, Ames was discovered useless in a public park roughly 20 minutes from her dwelling.


Her dying was dominated a suicide by hanging.

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At the Adult Video News Awards six weeks later, Ames’ widower, Kevin Moore, was greeted with thunderous applause when he took the stage to defend the appropriate of all performers to work with whomever they select.


Drake was within the viewers as followers sporting t-shirts honoring Ames gave Moore a standing ovation.


The narrative that shaped round Ames’ dying was fast and handy — PC hysteria had led to rampant cyberbullying, which resulted in Ames’ determination to take her personal life.

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Now, nevertheless, in a brand new podcast entitled the Last Days of August, writer Jon Ronson argues that the scenario is much extra complicated than initially thought.


Throughout her life, Ames was open about her traumatic childhood and her struggles with psychological sickness.


Ronson says her quick time within the grownup movie business shattered Ames’ psyche, a concept he shaped after viewing the ultimate scene that she filmed, which has by no means been launched to the general public.

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“When you think about it, what we were watching in that moment was the moment that she decided to die. That’s what we were watching and it’s awful,” Ronson just lately instructed the New York Post.


“That was the truth of it, that was the moment when she reached the point of no return. The Twitter bullying may have been the icing on the cake, as some people described it.”


Ronson says the scene very clearly took Ames exterior of her consolation zone as she was brutalized by a domineering Russian porn star named Markus Dupree.

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“On more than one occasion in the footage, Markus forcefully repositions August, which visibly startles her,” Ronson’s co-host, Jessica Misitzis, says within the podcast.


“She says ‘Whoa s–t!’ and at one level Markus picks up her pink thong, stretches it round her head, jerks her round by it, after which shoves it in her mouth.


“At the top of her scene, August is interviewed by a crew member to ascertain consent for authorized functions. She’s staring straight into the digicam, holding up her test for the day’s work, her make-up’s gone and her hair is pulled again, she seems to be resigned and emotional and hole unexpectedly,” Mitzis provides.

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“‘Were you treated OK?’ she’s requested. And flatly, and quietly she says, ‘Yes.’ For the primary time on this footage, all of the digicam is targeted on is August’s face and he or she looks as if she’s verging on tears.”


In textual content messages considered by Ronson and Mitzis, Ames complains to a buddy that Dupree went “full on War Machine,” a reference to the grownup perfomer who assaulted Christy Mack in 2014.


Six weeks after filming that scene, Ames took her personal life.


The Last Days of August is at the moment accessible on Audible.

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