August Ames dead: Porn star’s brother lashes out at online trolls who ‘targeted’ sister before tragic suicide age 23

August Ames hanged herself at her home in CaliforniaAugust Ames hanged herself at her home in California [August Ames/Instagram]

Adult film star August was found dead at her home in California at the age, with the Ventura County Medical Examiner confirming to The Blast that she died of asphyxiation due to hanging.

Her heartbreaking suicide came days after she was branded “homophobic”, after she refused to film sex scenes with men who had slept with other males. 

Taking to Facebook in a now-deleted rant, her brother James Grabowski lashed out at online bullies, claiming they “targeted” the porn actress. 

“Bullying is not a joke,” he said in the statement obtained by the Mirror. 

August Ames tragically killed herselfAugust Ames tragically killed herself [August Ames/Instagram]

“It took my sister’s life and I can’t get her back. This pain I feel cause people couldn’t keep their opinions to themselves is unbearable, although I have nothing but hate for each and everyone of you people who drove her to this i still do not wish this pain on you.”

He added: “This has forever changed me and who I am as a person. I guess I can’t hide from the rumours and the messages won’t stop. This will be my one and only post and then i would like to be left alone.

“I lost my baby sister yesterday. There is no replacing a love and bond like I had with her. She was my rock and I was hers.Anyone who knows me truly knows my love for my family and how much heart I have.”

August Ames was 23 when she diedAugust Ames was 23 when she died [August Ames/Instagram]

August, real name Mercedes Grabowski, appeared in over 270 X-rated movies during her adult film career. 

Her brother added: “I can’t process this she was suppose to be here in 14 days so o ask to be left alone (sic).To anyone that is reading this that i have bullied or hurt in one way or another in my lifetime, I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart.

“Mercedes I will not let this go and will continue to do what’s right and try to be a voice for you for the rest of my life so that others don’t have to endure the pain you felt and the pain your love ones now feel. I love you baby girl.”

She previously got a backlash just a few days before her death after posting a status that read: “Whichever (lady) performer is replacing me tomorrow… 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?”

August Ames's friends spoke outAugust Ames’s brother spoke out [August Ames/Instagram]

When a follower called her homophobic, she responded: “NOT homophobic. Most girls don’t shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety.

“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.”

Responding to another critic, she later wrote: “I don’t have anything to apologize for! Apologizing for taking extra steps to ensue that my body stays safe? F**k you guys attacking me when none of my intentions were malicious. 

August Ames leaves behind a husbandAugust Ames leaves behind a husband [August Ames/Instagram]

“I f**king love the gay community! What the f**k ever! I CHOOSE who I have inside my body. No hate.”

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.

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