August Ames

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August Ames
August Ames 2014.jpg
August Ames in January 2014
Born Mercedes Grabowski[1]
(1994-08-23)23 August 1994
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada[2]
Died 5 December 2017(2017-12-05) (aged 23)[3]
Camarillo, California, U.S.[1]
Cause of death Suicide by hanging
Occupation Pornographic actress, model
Years active 2013–2017
Spouse(s)
Kevin Moore (m. 2016)

August Ames (born Mercedes Grabowski; August 23, 1994 – December 5, 2017) was a Canadian American pornographic actress and model who appeared in almost 290 movies and was nominated for several AVN Awards throughout her career.[2][4]

Early life[edit]

Ames was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, but she was raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado during her teenage years. She was of Polish and American descent. Both of her parents worked in the army and she spent her early years as a military brat.[5] Her mother suffered from bipolar disorder.[1] Ames alleged that she was routinely sexually molested by her paternal grandfather as a child, but her father refused to believe her and at 12 years old she was sent to live in a group home.[6] In her early years, she worked as a nanny, animal-assisted aide, and horseback trainer.[5]

Career[edit]

Her career began in November 2013 with companies such as Blacked, Brazzers, Dark X, Elegant Angel, Evil Angel, Girlfriends Films, Lethal Hardcore, Jules Jordan Video, New Sensations and Sweetheart Video.[7]

She appeared in over 270 films during the course of her career.[1] Ames was nominated for four AVN Awards in her lifetime, including three nominations for Female Performer of the Year.[8]

She also appeared as Audrey in the mainstream movie Model for Murder: The Centerfold Killer in 2016.[9]

Personal life[edit]

She was married to Kevin Moore, a pornography producer and director for Evil Angel.[10][11] Weeks prior to her death, Ames had confirmed that she had a history of bipolar depressive disorder and dissociative identity disorder due to a traumatic childhood, stating: "Some days I'll be fine and if I'm not doing anything I'll get these awful flashbacks of my childhood and I get very depressed and I can't get out of bed and cancel my scenes for like a week or two".[6]

Death[edit]

On December 3, 2017, two days before her death, Ames received negative Twitter comments for her tweet stating: "whichever (lady) performer is replacing me tomorrow for @EroticaXNews, you're shooting with a guy who has shot gay porn, just to let cha know. BS is all I can say🤷🏽‍♀️ Do agents really not care about who they're representing? #ladirect I do my homework for my body🤓✏️🔍".[12] Many Twitter users attacked Ames based on this tweet, but Ames—who was bisexual herself—said that she loved the gay community and that she had a right to exercise her sexual autonomy.[13][14][15][16]

On December 5, 2017, Ames was found dead, approximately 20 minutes from her home in Camarillo, California, at the age of 23.[17][3] Her death was ruled a suicide due to asphyxia by hanging by the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office.[18] Close friends have spoken about her depression contributing to her suicide.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Dory Jackson (7 December 2017). "Everything We Know About August Ames' Death". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 8 December 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b Tod Hunter (1 April 2014). "Fresh Face: August Ames". AVN. Archived from the original on 7 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b Dan Miller (6 December 2017). "August Ames Passes Away". AVN. Archived from the original on 7 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  4. ^ Rachel DeSantis (6 December 2017). "Porn Star August Ames Dies at 23". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on 7 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b Peter (3 January 2017). "August Ames Interview For Barelist". Barelist. Archived from the original on 10 June 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  6. ^ a b Nicole Bitette (7 December 2017). "Porn star August Ames revealed depression struggles before death". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on 8 December 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  7. ^ Melissa Santana (6 December 2017). "Adult Star August Ames Passes Away". XBIZ. Archived from the original on 6 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  8. ^ Janice Williams (7 December 2017). "What was August Ames cause of death?". Newsweek. Archived from the original on 8 December 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Model for Murder: The Centerfold Killer". Internet Movie Database. 21 June 2016. Archived from the original on 13 February 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Adult actor August Ames found dead age 23". The Independent. 7 December 2017. Archived from the original on 8 December 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  11. ^ Janice Williams (7 December 2017). "Who is August Ames's husband Kevin Moore?". Newsweek. Archived from the original on 8 December 2017.
  12. ^ August Ames (3 December 2017). "August Ames refuses to work with gay porn star". Twitter. Archived from the original on 9 December 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  13. ^ Maya Oppenheim (7 December 2017). "What you need to know about August Ames – the adult film star who died aged 23". The Independent. Archived from the original on 7 December 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  14. ^ Jessica Gibb (8 December 2017). "Gay porn star who trolled August Ames refuses to back down after suicide". Daily Mirror. Archived from the original on 8 December 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  15. ^ Auguest Ames (4 December 2017). "August Ames states she loves the gay community". Twitter. Archived from the original on 9 December 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  16. ^ "Porn Star August Ames Found Dead at Age 23 After Enduring Online Harassment". Maxim. 7 December 2017. Archived from the original on 8 December 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  17. ^ Emmeline Saunders (9 December 2017). "Porn star August Ames hanged herself in park 20 minutes' drive from her home and left suicide note in car saying sorry to parents". Daily Mirror. Archived from the original on 10 December 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  18. ^ "Porn star August Ames found dead in suicide after online criticism by gay "Bruce Beckham"". BNO News. 6 December 2017. Archived from the original on 7 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  19. ^ Rachel Desantis (6 December 2017). "Porn star August Ames dead at 23". New York Daily News. Retrieved 21 January 2018.

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