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. Jaxton Wheeler, a pansexual performer, demanded that Ames apologize or take a cyanide pill which he later regretted.
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By Stephanie Haney For Dailymail. A new podcast chronicles the weeks leading up to last year's mysterious death of adult film star August Ames, raising questions about what actually led her to take her own life. The death of year-old Ames, whose legal name was Mercedes Grabowski, was previously attributed to cyber bullying after she tweeted her displeasure over being cast to shoot a scene with a man who had done gay or 'crossover' porn. But journalist Jon Ronson raises the possibility that it was her final shoot that pushed her to her sexual limits, and ultimately over the edge, in a new 'Serial'-style podcast called 'The Last Days of August' which will be released on Audible on January 3. After reviewing the footage of a scene shot six weeks before her death on December 5, , Ronson told the New York Post :. A new podcast called 'The Last Days of August' by journalist Jon Ronson and producer Lina Misitzis chronicles the weeks leading up to last year's mysterious death of adult film star August Ames pictured , raising questions about what actually led her to take her own life.
The Canadian starlet died by suicide in December after she tweeted about not wanting to perform with male porn stars who also do gay porn, also known as "crossover" performers. Some claimed she was homophobic. Her husband, Kevin Moore, proclaimed it was internet bullies who pushed Ames to her untimely death. He posted "The Truth" about Ames's death on her Twitter page six days after her death, specifically blaming cyberbullying—and people like Jessica Drake and Jaxton Wheeler—for Ames's death. And, yes, Ames was bullied the day she took her life, but there was more to it. And that's what "The Final Days of August is about. But according to Ronson, "it's impossible to know" why Ames, whose birth name was Mercedes Grabowski, took her life. Would she be alive today? That's an impossible question to answer because she was so upset what happened in Las Vegas and how that triggered and something else may have.