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Adult star who feared HIV, said she wouldn't do scenes with male "crossovers," dies by suicide.

Ames admittedly suffered from mental health issues which may have contributed to her death.
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August Ames -- Twitter

Adult movie actress August Ames died by suicide last week. The 23-year-old actress had recently been harassed on social media about comments she made on doing scenes with male counterparts who had previously done gay porn.

Ames said she was afraid of doing a scene with a switching actor for fear of getting HIV.

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

Many of the comments supported her stance, but others called her homophobic and wanted an immediate apology.

“How am I homophobic if I myself am attracted to women?” Ames tweeted. “Not wanting to have sex with gay men is not homophobic; they don’t want to have sex with me either.”

“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,” she continued. “I f**king love the gay community!”

Close friends and relatives say the actress may have been influenced to die by suicide after the online barrage of criticism, but Ames also admittedly suffered from mental health issues including dissociative identity disorder.

“She was the kindest person I ever knew and she meant the world to me,” says her husband, adult filmmaker Kevin Moore.

Ames had been in the business for four years, even nominated for Best New Starlet at the AVN Awards in 2015. 

Adult movie icon Jenna Jameson responded to the news, “I am so disappointed in some of the people in the adult industry,” blaming females who attacked her online, “Her blood is on their hands.”