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A male porn star at the centre of a row over the death of adult performer August Ames has been dropped by a leading studio.

Jaxton Wheeler, a self-professed 'pansexual' adult entertainer, tweeted at Ames: "World is awaiting your apology or for you to swallow a cyanide pill."

Canadian-born Ames, 24, died just days after she sparked a social media backlash over her comments that she would not shoot scenes with actors who have done male/male pornography.

On 3 December she wrote: "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?"

Some claimed that her comments were homophobic. The fallout prompted her to reply: "NOT homophobic. Most girls don't shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety."

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Ames was found dead at her home in Camarillo, California late on Wednesday night (6 December) and police have confirmed her death was a suicide. Friends said she was suffering from depression and that the criticism of her was a significant factor in her death.

Jaxton Wheeler is a 30-year-old male adult performer who has worked in adult entertainment for a number of years. According to his Twitter bio he lives in Las Vegas. His account has now been locked following outcry.

Legendary adult performer Jenna Jameson strongly criticised Jaxton's comments and said: "I will not rest until you are deleted from social media all together."

Evil Angel, the studio that employed him, has confirmed on that he will not perform in its movies again.

Another performer Grace Evangeline has put forward allegations that Wheeler was aggressive towards her also: