After a popular adult film actress shockingly took her own life two years ago, many framed her death as yet another victim being pushed over the edge by cyberbullying. The result is a seven-episode podcast available Thursday on Audible that digs into the relationship Ames had with her porn producer husband Kevin Moore, her mental state leading up to her death and the final adult film scene she shot, which Ronson contends may have been too much for the star. Ames, born Mercedes Grabowski, was discovered hanging from a tree on Dec. I'm not putting my body at risk, i don't know what they do in their private lives. Porn star Jaxon Wheeler also criticized Ames on social media, telling the porn star to take a cyanide pill; the podcast reveals, however, that Wheeler's words were posted hours after Ames had already taken her own life. The Twitter bullying may have been the icing on the cake, as some people described it. The scene, shot with porn star Markus Dupree, was reportedly a departure for her typical style and was aggressive.
Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. The night the Santa Paula fires ripped through the canyon towards Ventura, propelled by winds of 80 kilometres per hour, Mercedes Grabowski was found dead in a park in nearby Camarillo. The porn actress, known professionally as August Ames, had been caught up in a firestorm of a different kind. After tweeting that she would not work with a "crossover" co-star who had filmed gay scenes, the wrath of the porn industry and Twitter at large descended upon her. After her death, the wind would change direction, and others stood in its path: gay porn star Jaxton Wheeler, who had said August should take a cyanide pill; veteran actress Jessica Drake, whose more oblique tweets were framed as cyberbullying; and August's husband, porn producer Kevin Moore.
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By Michael Blaustein. January 1, am Updated January 1, pm. On Dec. The cause of death was asphyxiation from hanging. A brutally simple narrative quickly formed around her suicide. At the same time, it contextualizes porn stars Jessica Drake and Jaxton Wheeler, two of the major villains from the original narrative, while discovering new actors and events which helped push Ames over the edge. They make the argument that her last scene was the real trigger for her suicide. The Twitter bullying may have been the icing on the cake, as some people described it. Ronson and Misitzis felt comfortable coming to this conclusion because they were able to get access to text messages Ames sent to a friend about the scene. Before any of that, however, Ronson and Misitzis establish their bona fides by taking an ax to two of the main pillars of the cyberbullying storyline.
In December August Ames died by suicide at age Her death came just 48 hours after being lambasted for a problematic tweet. The onslaught of hateful comments toward Ames was simply too much to handle.