Porn star August Ames was found dead of an apparent suicide Wednesday, one day after the adult actress was apparently bullied by social justice warriors on social media for explaining she would not perform in scenes alongside male actors who also perform in gay porn, due to health concerns.
Ames, whose real name is Mercedes Grabowski, “died of asphyxia due to hanging” in what has been ruled as a suicide, according to Ventura County, California officials. She was 23 years old.
Grabowski was bullied on Twitter after she announced her refusal to do porn scenes with gay porn actors, citing what she claimed was a higher likelihood of contracting HIV.
Users quickly called Grabowski, who was bisexual, “homophobic” for her remarks, prompting the actress to further explain.
“NOT homophobic. Most girls don’t shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety,” Grabowski proclaimed. “That’s just how it is with me. I’m not putting my body at risk, i don’t know what they do in their private lives.”
Despite this, Grabowski continued to take heat from the growing online mob.
Grabowski’s final post on Twitter declared, “fuck ya’ll,” before the actress apparently committed suicide.
Following the news of her death, users who had attacked Grabowski on Twitter attempted to defend themselves, which prompted other porn actors and actresses to criticize the social justice mob that attacked Grabowski before her death.
Former porn actress Jenna Jameson also revealed her own story of bullying from the LGBT community, proclaiming, “This mob mentality must end.”