VENTURA, Calif. — The estate of August Ames, including adult director Kevin Moore who was her husband, filed a $5 million claim against Ventura County, claiming its medical examiner leaked confidential and private info to media outlets.
Ames committed suicide by hanging in a Camarillo park, according to the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office.
According to the claim, which could lead to a suit if the county’s Board of Supervisors reject it, the medical examiner’s office released “salacious personal information,” including the method and location of her death, as well as the existence and contents of her suicide note. The claim comes a month after Ames took her life.
Moore said the release of the information caused him emotional distress and anguish that have resulted in medical bills. News of the claim was first reported by TheBlast.com today.
Moore this week shared a letter this week online, where he detailed Ames kindness and the pain he endures without her in his life. He also addressed the bullying that she received on Twitter several days prior to the suicide.