Please leave this as a private family matter in this difficult time. Ames was accused of homophobia on Twitter but sought to defend herself, saying she needed to have autonomy over her body. Apologising for taking extra steps to ensue that my body stays safe? Ames has amassed more than film credits since and was a nominee for this year's female performer of the year for the forthcoming Adult Video News Awards in January. Abella Danger said: "I can honestly say I loved her so much. She was the most genuinely kind hearted girl I had the pleasure of becoming friends with. Brazzers, a porn production based in Montreal in Canada, also paid tribute to her and chose to postpone a previously planned Ames scene. Thank you for your understanding. For confidential support on mental health call the Samaritans on , email jo samaritans. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.
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Here's the lowdown on the X-rated star, and how her fellow stars paid tribute to her following her tragic passing. The actress, born in Nova Scotia on August 23, , was raised in a military family and started working in the business in In the run-up to her death, Ames was branded a "homophobe" after writing on Twitter about not shooting a scene with an actor who had performed in gay porn.
August Ames died last week after becoming embroiled in controversy on Twitter. Popular porn star August Ames took her own life last week after finding herself in the middle of a controversy over cyberbullying and homophobia. In her four years working the adult film industry, the year-old had performed in over scenes for major studios, amassing over , Twitter followers. Ventura County authorities confirmed that Ames died from asphyxia due to hanging. On December 3rd, a few days before her death , Ames tweeted the following:.
She appeared in almost movies, including a non-pornographic film in , and was nominated for several AVN Awards. She was of Polish ancestry and was also one-quarter African-American. Ames's mother suffered from bipolar disorder. Ames was married to Kevin Moore, a pornography producer and director for Evil Angel. Ames's career as a pornographic actress began at 19, in November In December , Ames was due to perform in a pornographic scene, but withdrew when she learned that the co-star was a man who had appeared in gay pornography and was not tested for sexually transmitted diseases. On 3 December , Ames wrote on Twitter : . The tweet drew criticism and abuse from social media users.