Adult movie star August Ames was found dead
Adult film actress August Ames was found dead on Tuesday, according to police in southern California.
The Ventura County Medical examiner confirmed the 23-year-old’s death, but had yet to issue an official cause.
Those close to Ames, however, believe that she had taken her own life, telling online publication The Blast that she was prone to depression.
A recent online incident may have triggered the suspected suicide, sources close to the Ames said.
Ames recently suffered a torrent of online abuse after posting on Twitter that she would not be doing a scene with a male performer who had previously done gay porn.
On December 3, Ames posted a message reading: ‘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.’