Porn star hunted by hate mob for refusing sex with gay men has committed suicide The Twitter mob has been after August Ames (Mercedes Grabowski) since revealing that she practices safe sex, which excludes "crossover" actors from gay porn.

The death of porn star August Ames, who was being targeted by a hate mob for not having sex with “crossover” actors (male porn stars who participate in both straight and gay porn), was confirmed by the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office today. Her friends suspected that she committed suicide due to the bullying on Twitter. Sources told the Blast that Ames suffered from long-term depression and that the incident may have contributed to her decision to take her own life.

Per the International Business Times, The Ventura County, Ca. Health Care Agency confirmed Ames, whose legal name was Mercedes Grabowski, died Wednesday evening of a suicide. “Mercedes Grabowski died of asphyxia due to hanging. Manner is suicide.”

Background

On December 3, Ames, who has over 280 movie credits to her name, tweeted her personal decision not to shoot with male porn actors who’ve shot gay porn, and a warning to another performer.

“Whichever (lady) performer is replacing me for @EroticaXNews, you’re shooting with a guy who has shot gay porn, just to let cha know,” [sic] she wrote on Twitter. “BS is all I can say. Do agents really not care about who they’re representing? #ladirect I do my homework for my body.”

The 23-year-old porn star was referring to the higher instances of sexually transmitted diseases in gay porn actors, which is a constant danger for porn performers. The Daily Beast reported in 2016 that the porn industry has done a poor job of protecting its stars from contracting HIV.

Following Ames’ tweet, the performer was bombarded with accusations of homophobia by a number of other adult industry actors. Many in the replies regurgitated the common myth that male porn stars have to get into the industry by performing gay sex roles. Some of her online abusers even encouraged her to kill herself.

Following the outrage, Ames responded with an apology, and clarified that she was not homophobic.

“Sorry, it was just my opinion. My body, my rules. Honestly I’m sorry if I offended anyone,” she wrote. “Plus I didn’t say any names… but I will stop talking so no more damage is done lol.”

She clarified that she was not homophobic.

“Most girls don’t shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety,” Ames wrote. “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.”

She added that she herself was attracted to women. “Not wanting to have sex with gay men is not homophobic; they don’t want to have sex with me either,” she wrote.

Fellow porn actress Noelle Easton supported Ames, stating that gay porn stars do not follow the same HIV and health testing protocols as their counterparts in the mainstream porn industry.

“Gay performers wear condoms meaning they never have to get tested unless a specific company makes them,” Easton wrote.

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Tom L
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Tom L

We must do more to protect ourselves.
1. Learn to recognize the signs of suicidal thought and behavior in yourself and in others.
2. Be there for others when their need is greatest.
3. Help them to recover when the danger has passed.

Carlos
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Carlos

The left is continuing to eat itself. Such a gently caressing hypocritical act of self righteous social justice

Dante Alighieri
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Dante Alighieri

>“Cervical cancer is caused by sexually acquired infection with certain types of HPV [… Human papillomavirus (HPV) …]. Two HPV types (cause 70% of cervical cancers and precancerous cervical lesions.”

Human Papilloma Virus kills more women in one year than HIV does gay men.

And yet, the Alt-Right’s obsession with sex and sin, never conveys this to its retarded base.

Well done.

BDR
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BDR

Given the vitriol commentary SJWs routinely make, it’s not hard to believe a majority of far Left SJWs would rather someone they deem “offensive” be dead than capable of exercising their first amendment rights.

Just Stop
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Just Stop

This whole thing is stupid. Black men have the highest rates of std’s out of everyone – she didn’t mind gently caressing then for money, but she drew a line at gay guys??

& she didn’t just voice her preference for not working w/gay men… she went on to blast the agency that sent him & warned the other sluts not to work w/gays… her 1st amendment right was the same right that those who called her a moron we’re exercising.

The ppl blaming trolls for suicide are the SJWs

Steve O
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Steve O

Have we really progressed to a point where it’s controversial to recognize the reality that the gay community has a much higher incidence of HIV?

I’m sorry this lovely woman took her own life. Life in the porn industry has got to be a real drag.

Daryl Just Daryl
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Daryl Just Daryl

Noelle Easton has disappeared from twitter. What a shock.