One month after the death of August Ames her estate including her widower Kevin Moore is suing Ventura County for $5 Million in damages.
According to TheBlast.com porn director Kevin Moore claims that the medical examiner of Ventura County released private information in relation to the suicide by his wife, the porn star August Ames. According to Ames’ estate, the medical examiner wrongfully leaked information to the media creating a spectacle and causing emotional distress.
The office of the medical examiner did indeed release info about the circumstances of August Ames’ heavily reported suicide by hanging. The estate now seeks 5 million dollars in damages because the office released »salacious and personal information.« Her widower claims that the wrongful release caused emotional distress and medical costs.
Shortly before her suicide, August Ames got into a social media shitstorm after she chose not to work with an actor who had previously starred in gay porn. She tried to defend herself against accusations of being homophobic and tweeted again: »NOT homophobic. Most girls don’t shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety.« She added: »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.«
Her widower published an open letter about his life without his wife and also talked about the aforementioned shitstorm the actress had to endure shortly before her death.
August Ames’ death caused many industry members and co-stars to express their condolences online.