New Investigation Finds ‘cryptic’ Twist in August Ames' Suicide
A new investigation into the suicide of a porn star and its alleged connection to an online bullying campaign has uncovered “cryptic and startling” details.
In an upcoming podcast for Audible, “The Last Days of August,” British journalist Jon Ronson “unravels the never-before-told story” of the possible link between Twitter bullying and the death of August Ames.
Ronson, who had just finished a series called “The Butterfly Effect” investigating the “consequences of free online porn,” began looking into the case at the request of Ames’ husband, porn producer Kevin Moore.
“What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story — something mysterious and unexpected and terrible,” the Audible press release says.
In a trailer for the series coming in January 2019, Ronson speaks to porn star Jessica Drake. “I’ve become this really weird container of knowledge,” she tells Ronson during an interview in her Las Vegas hotel room featured in the trailer.
“People are coming to me and they’re telling me things about him, and her, their relationship and so much stuff, and I feel like somebody needs to say it but I can’t say it because I’m the fricking a–hole in this situation. Somebody has to help me. Somebody has to say it.”
Ames, real name Mercedes Grabowski, took her own life in December 2017 after backlash to tweets stating that she would not work with “crossovers” — men who had performed in gay adult movies.