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Fresh update on "august" discussed on Reveal
"This was her routine for months. I don't think anyone went out in August 2014 thinking that they were starting a movement or understanding what it meant to start a movement. Ferguson launched a movement and inspired a new generation of leaders. Taylor is one of them. I wasn't an abolitionist. I wasn't a black feminist. I didn't have a critique of capitalism. I was just a person who lived in ST Louis who understood that my brush and the died that day. In the wake of Michael Brown staff. There were studies reports, blue ribbon commissions and countless police reform effort. Many came up shorter than promised, but the seeds that were planted in the streets of Ferguson Are beginning to grow. Today in a partnership with the Missouri Independent. We'll look at how reformers in ST Louis are finding new ways to transform policing reveals trade Bundy begins our story. After Michael Brown staff killer,.
A Stroll Through Racing History: Peter Pan
"Later today. The new york racing association will present the peter pans. Jake's a grade three tests for three year olds of the violin. Eight at belmont park. The racing world will be watching to see a potential belmont stakes. Contender might emerge from the field and has been the case many times in the past but for our purposes. We take a look back at peter. Pan himself the champion thoroughbred of the early twentieth century for whom the race is named peter. Pan was a home. Home-bred fold in nineteen hundred four for owner breeder and wall street investors. James r keene. His trainer was hall of famer. James rowe who would count peter pan among the record thirty four champions. He conditioned turf historian. Ws burke described peter pan as a bay with a narrow blaze. his head was broad between the is deepened the jowl and square at the muzzle. He had a stout neck. A beautifully laid shoulder and a deep girth and flakes. His barrel was buried. Full the ribs arching the quarters massive and the tail set low all according to vosper on another occasion fosberg described. Peter pan is a big burly bay with every evidence of constitution and a degree of courage which helped him carry his speed. When the pace was at its fiercest asks for breeding. Peter pan was the son of belmont stakes winner and two-time forcibly your command bill. His mother mayor named cinderella and one in stakes company in england at a mile and a half. His third dam was a full sister to the epsom derby winner of eighteen. Seventy two as a two year old in nineteen. Oh six. Peter pan scored his first aches victory. On june twenty eight taking the surf stakes at five and a half furlongs as the co. Second choice at the sheep's head bay racetrack in brooklyn a few weeks later on august sixth. He's on the flash bakes the same distance saratoga leading all the way under top weight of one hundred twenty five pounds as the two to one favorite
Fresh "August" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Org's held August 2nd through fourth in National Harbor. I'm Jo Conway wtp traffic now to something for meteorologists. Samara Theodore. It's Mother's Day weekend and we want to give her the best weather possible I know has been wet and As we head through your Sunday we got another chance for rain, but we should see a good amount of dry time out there. Okay, So here's how it starts Sunday morning. Chilly temperatures in the low to mid forties. If you're planning on headed to brunch, you should be good. We could see a passing shower, but it will be cool. So make sure you dress accordingly. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper sixties as we head through the afternoon brunch time, Probably the fifties headed into the sixties. And even though there's that shower chance, a lot of dry time is anticipated. Lots of clouds for our mother's day as well. And our rain chance is even higher. The farther north and west you go of D C. Highs on Monday will be around 70 degrees, with partly sunny skies by the afternoon, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mostly sunny upper sixties I'm starting for meteorologists Amara Theater right now, 54 in Reston. It is 59 but does to 61 in Woodbridge at 5 31. This is w t o p your source for two days. Top news, traffic and weather always connected and constantly updated. W t o p. Never miss a moment telling you t O p s top news is brought to you by van Meter homes. Find a home That's right for you at van Meter homes, calm. Good afternoon. I'm Jenny Glick and Isabel is our producer. Coming up, keeping eyes on the skies for remnants of a Chinese rocket reentering the Earth's atmosphere and Maryland local leaders pushed to put evictions on hold. I'm Melissa. How how One local school system envisions virtual learning next school year. I'm John Doman. It is 5 31. CBS News brief Colonial Pipeline has been shut down because of a cyber attack Tom close of the Oil Price Information Center, actually jet fuel from Pasadena,.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical to Open in Melbourne
"Is scheduled to open in August in Melbourne and with me Ah, three of the cast members who will be on stage all of them who were in the recent production of the show Rent at the Sydney Opera House now I have a soft spot for rent. One Do I as I was part of the original production of rent in Sydney. Here with me, Tim. Margie. Okay. To my medic, Relleno A rock, Obara and Jared Draper. Welcome you fellas to the show. Thank you. Thank you. Yeah. Now, congratulations to you all forgetting your rolls. This is very exciting. Tell us about the audition process because the one for rent way back in the nineties was. It was a bit of a cattle call and seriously at Kinsella's in Oxford Street, the line just went rule the way down. Um, the end on bond. I didn't have to wait in the cattle cool to just go past everyone, but I still had to audition regardless of what my credentials were. Tell us about. Your own audition process. Was it grueling? And is it growing? You've got the longest you've been out of the longest. Yes, the tomorrows. Musical audition process was grueling because it was different. When I started auditioning, I think most of my auditions were on zoom. That was very kind of confronting to me. Especially being a musical audition, where you really want to be in the room and show you your physicality and work off another kind of human being. Um, So that was it was it was grueling, and it was long and it was. It was quite a few callbacks on Ben.
Fresh update on "august" discussed on Radiolab
"The race. The election happened on August 7th 2018 almost four years to the day after Michael Brown was killed, making Wesley Bell, the first African American to be elected prosecutor for ST Louis County. Across the country is more African Americans were killed by police. People started looking to Kayla and the group she co founded Action ST Louis for guidance. Leaders in cities including Minneapolis, Detroit and Miami, reached out to Kayla's group wanting to know how they could make change happen in their cities faster Now what we're seeing this folks kind of skipping that stage that Ferguson with through this like reform period, and they're like, OK, we saw that that didn't work. How do we get to where you are quicker with rethinking the way that we define safety and starting to line up our budget to those demands,.
4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death
"The four former police officers involved in George Floyd's arrest and death have been indicted the three count federal grand jury indictment accuses the officers of willingly violating Floyd's constitutional rights as he was restrained face down on the pavement gasping for air Jura children also was charged in a second indictment stemming from the arrest and neck restraint of a fourteen year old boy in twenty seventeen he was convicted last month on state charges of murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death he's in Minnesota's only maximum security prison awaiting sentencing the other three former officers face a state trial in August they are free on bond I'm like him but
Fresh "August" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Held in Person. August 2nd 3rd 4th National Harbor, the largest maritime Expo in North America, Register at sea air space dot org's I'm Joke, Homer WTF the traffic. Not a storm team for meteorologist tomorrow, Theodore Some people see Inhale today. Yeah, it's Zbynek. A cloudy, eh? Some showers out there some storms all those air passing through and we're on the tail end of this hours getting ready to push into the district as we speak after that drying now tomorrow for Mother's Day, a lot of clouds highs in the mid to upper so noticeably cooler. All right, just as cool should I say, and we do have the threat for some rain showers tomorrow, but there's a lot of dry time. Some of us will stay. Dr. Chance Really. North and D. C by Monday highs around 70 degrees. Partly sunny in the afternoon showers to start Tuesday, mostly sunny highs in the mid to upper sixties. On Wednesday with police fine having right now in D, C. 6, 265 and Culpepper. Thanks tomorrow. It's 4 51, A W T o P school systems around the region all say they expect students to be back in class five days a week next fall. But many of them say they will be taking the lessons learned from the pandemic construction this year to offer virtual instructions still figuring out all the details, But we're learning more about the plans that.
Elizabeth Holmes' Lavish Lifestyle Looms Over Theranos Fraud Case
"There are no founder. Elizabeth holmes is fighting to shield her wealth from a ahead of her criminal fraud trial. Her attorneys sparred with federal prosecutors over whether details of her lifestyle including perks and fame attained as chief executive would be relevant to jurors. She's facing a trial in august on charges of wire fraud and to commit wire fraud for alleged misrepresentation. She made about theranos blood testing technology. The judge did an issue immediate ruling. She has pleaded not guilty
Fresh update on "august" discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show
"In music started to play together for the first time in 14 years, Genesis they've announced their North American concert dates. Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks get the stage starting November 15th in Chicago, Carlos Santana. He's announced the resumption of his residency at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The legendary guitarist returns in August and Bon Jovi. Hated this over a screen next month with a concert broadcast that O'Leary driving's an indoor movie theaters, who all the classic it it's honesty dot com. A lot can happen in a day. Ah, lot of a lot of And a lot of make any day. A payday with the bed. QL Day.
Nearly One Million People Signed up for Obamacare Coverage This Spring
"People signed up for the affordable Care act. President Biden extended enrollment until mid August, so even more people may sign up. Health and Human Services Secretary Javier Becerra says because of additional money from the American rescue plan, they've been able to reduce premiums by 40% for about two million enrollees who've signed up since April, and premiums fell 25% for those who signed up in February and March. Last fall during regular enrollment. More than eight million people signed up for Obamacare, and these numbers are only from the 36 states that participate in the federal exchange. Jessica Rosenthal funks News.
Chauvin's Lawyer Seeks New Trial, Impeachment of Verdict
"Hi Mike Crossey a reporting Derek Sheldon's lawyer seeks a new trial and an impeachment of the verdicts the attorney for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has requested a new trial saying the judge abused the discretion of the court and the verdict should be impeached due to jury misconduct Chauvin was convicted last month of second degree unintentional murder third degree murder and second degree manslaughter in the may twenty fifth death of George Floyd attorney Eric Nelson says judge Peter Cahill violated children's right to a fair trial when he denied Nelson's request for a change of venue due to pre trial publicity Nelson also cites Cahill's refusal to sequester the jury for the trial or instruct jurors to avoid all media Nelson's brief does not refer to reports that one of the jurors participated in an August twenty eighth March in Washington DC to honor Martin Luther king junior Floyd's brother and sister addressed the crowd at that March hi Mike Rossio
The Epic Court Battle That Could Upend Apple's Future
"Talked on the show before about developer fees. Those are the commission's usually around thirty percent. That app store owners take from purchases made through their marketplaces. Some developers have pushed back against these fees. Saying there too high while store owners like apple and google have argued that the fees are necessary to keep transactions secure. This debate is the subject of a court battle between apple and the creator of fortnight epic games which kicks off today. The outcome of the trial will have ramifications for apple. And the rest of the tech giant's so for more on this. I'm joined by our apple reporter tim higgins. Hey tim thanks for being here. Thank you all right before we get started we should note that the wall street journal's publisher dow jones has a commercial agreement to supply news apple services. Okay so tim can. You remind us how we got to the trial that starts today. There's actually quite a dramatic backstory. Here right now. This is a clash of the titans. If you will it goes back to last august and the creator of fortnight epic games surprised a lot of people with an update to the fort game on the apple app store that aim to create a payment system. That would get around apple's payment system. They'll allow users to go into an epic games created pay system and that was a huge violation of apple's rules and it resulted in fortnight being booted from the app store and what followed was a pretty big legal battle that we now are seeing take place in a courtroom in oakland california and so as the court case. Kicks off today like you said in oakland. What's really the central question of this case. What is this all about. There's a few things going on here. Epic feels that apple is using. Its power anti competitive way specifically. They argue that apple has this delivery device or distribution device for apps on iphones and that it's one hundred percent controlled by them and that that is a monopoly in a bad sense and that they're misusing that power so what this case comes down to a large way is the definition of what a market is in the digital
Spotify Is Not Going to Kill Podcasting
"I worked at megaphone so full disclosure they are. I left before the deal. So i left in august so twenty twenty And it was really important to me to come to provide my view on it and highlight some of the other people in the space that we're talking about it and i called out j. Richmond of spotify Nick quad hot pod. And ashley carman of the verge with their views on it but specifically nick i really liked for off your lesser spotify pig drawing up butcher pig as spotify and all the different parts of it but i wanted to dig in because you had some really interesting points of view coming from a little bit of a different angle. Now everything i do is add tech focus right a lot of what i'm doing is about the people who are already in the space already working with these tools trying to improve their skill and set to become decision makers or their decision makers and become better informed. And it's very easy for me to forget about the people who are trying to enter the space from the creative side of the production side or the people that that are starting off without getting a paycheck from it. So why don't we dig in a little bit and if you can kinda sum up your view on spotify by megaphone. Maybe we can walk through that and like who. Your view is for right. Okay so i would self identifies sort of mao the pessimist in this space. Because i think there are a lot of people who evangelize podcasts and podcasting and feel like it's going to the next big things you know. We hit that every month. The last fifteen years and i've always been a little bit more depressive. An someone who feels like there is a carnivorous appetite within certain big conglomerates and corporations to take away the magic that is podcasting all the dream. That was podcasting. As i often say
Let's Talk About Modern Python Projects and Tools
"So sebastian welcome. It's great to have you. Are this ask me anything. In fact it's your. Ask me anything really. I'm excited to be here. Yeah of course. I'll give my thoughts as well but you've done a lot of thinking about tooling and putting the right tools together. And what may be constitutes what you might call a modern python project or the toolchain of a modern python developer. And there's a couple of things that we've already done together. There may be worth calling out that will build on here today. So a while ago i guess. What was this on my gosh. This was back last year august. Twenty ninth twenty twenty. You were on talk python you came on talked about the modern python developers toolkit and then we talked a little bit after that and said you know it'd be really cool actually to put a course like this together for people so overtalked by the train and you created the modern them projects orse. This is almost a nine hour. Course that takes a lot of ideas you mentioned there previously in the podcast and makes them concrete exit something that actually people can employ and us. And so yeah. Those are some of the things that we've done together before but where it's gonna take a broader view and talk about what is whole idea of modern by them. Projects might be yes. It was just kick it off with with a quick high level overview like what are your thoughts. What constitutes modern python development. How has it changed over time things like that. We'll get to the people's individual questions. Yes so as you mentioned. This whole idea started as icon workshop. Where i wanted to share with people some ideas for tools that i've been using and i know that a lot of other people have been using. I sometimes see people like started programming in vitamin they still stick to using the defaults bite on the shell and they don't know about many great deals that are in the
Tampa Bay’s Veteran Announcer Richard Grunder Retires After 37 Years
"Nice enough now to be joined by richard after he raps a wednesday action down an oldsmar. Florida richard. Thanks for some time. It's anthony and bobby here on race day match for having me Thirty seven years. You know we were everybody. Thurber racing fans so accustomed to hearing these voices for all of these years. John curran over at delaware park. Keith jones parks. You actually had a longer run than both thirty seven years or an equal run and then you announce this year Talk about your decision before. We look back on a remarkable career. Yes i'll tell you what i just Really appreciate it and you know what had a you know. I just thought about it. And then Had a little bit of a health issue come up enough not doom and gloom by no means but I'll be sixty nine in august My wife We have a place here in oldsmar. And and she's She retired from target corporation after twenty. Seven years and my son Teachers and coaches up in kansas and I just decided you know what it's It's time and Just decided to go ahead and call it a caller call it quits and like. I said i'll be sixty nine in august so it's about time
Vernon Jordan Shares Experiential Nuggets on Business, Civil Rights
"Vernon jordan. Junior has been called the rosa parks of american business born on august fifteenth nineteen thirty five in atlanta georgia. Jordan is a civil rights. Icon business consultant influential. Powerbroker jordan is a graduate of depaul university way earned a political science degree in nineteen fifty seven and howard university. School of law. Never want to sit on the sideline and nineteen fifty one. He helped desegregate colleges and universities in georgia from one thousand nine hundred sixty one to nineteen sixty three. He was the field secretary. For the national association. For the advancement of colored people in georgia and nineteen seventy jordan became executive director of the united negro college fund and nineteen seventy-one. He became president of the national urban league. He held that position for ten years on may twenty ninth. Jordan was shot and seriously wounded outside. The hotel in fort wayne indiana. This incident became the first story covered by cnn. And as we all know by now join me. Came close confidant and political advisor to president. Bill clinton this past spring. Jordan was a keynote speaker at the summit on race in america held at the lbj presidential library on the campus of the university of texas at austin. The following is an expert of that reason. Tation now let me explain to situation. You are in with me this morning. And i can only explain it by telling you a true story. I'm a member of the african methodist episcopal. Church all my life. And that was this young pastor who just graduated from seminar and the bishop assigned him to a church and a small town in georgia to begin his pastoral ministry
Tesla Giga Berlin to Start Production in July or August
"Adjusted GPS 93 cents. Estimates were for 80 cents, first quarter revenue. $10.39 billion estimates there 10.41 billion number of other headlines to pass along to you, We will have more Tesler coverage. But among some of the key headlines here says it is on track to start production from its Berlin factory in 2021 says First deliveries of the new model s should begin shortly. First quarter free cash flow. $293 Million estimates were for a negative 82.8 million. So again recapping here, Tesla out after ours. Tesla Lower after ours down now by 1.35% turned out to be a mixed day on Wall Street s and P A to record, though up
Jennifer Eggers: The Resilience Framework
"August today. Is jennifer eggos. Jennifer eggers works with leading organizations at some of the most real recognizable brands in the world to build resilience and to improve that capability and their capacity to adapt so they can emerge from disruption more effectively and faster. She is the founder of leader of leader shift insights and the author of international bestseller resilience. It's not about bouncing back. Ladies and gentlemen please put your hands together and helped me to welcome the author all the best. Thank you so much. I can't say i've ever been just like the thank you. You're very welcome. I'm jazzed good. I'm glad to hear it so where we always liked to start. Is this place which is in this of influences and everybody claiming to be an influence. Who is somebody that we might not think of my not recognize who has been a major influence on you and your leadership. Yeah it's a great question. And i'm glad i get to answer it so my dad I'm sure people don't know who he is. But he was a senior executive for a commercial Tree company actually. And what. I really admired about him is he was able to juggle managing hundreds of man in these hundred hundreds of crews all over the country And then he would go from there to a board. Meeting are negotiating with a really tough union and so you know back then they had one guy that would go from the board to the union to the men what you know today that would be twenty five different people even at all that But he he took a very Employee focused
Interview With Brandon Cole, Accessible Gaming Advocate and Consultant
"We got us very special gas Today we've got brandon cole. Award winning blind accessibility advocate and consultant and video games brandon. How're you doing my friend. I am doing fabulous. Today is a wonderful day. I'm glad to be here. Thanks for having me and man. I'm looking for this great show. We are honored to have you. And i'm just going to sneak into and a fellow member of the game awards future class got to give you a shot heart for that class hype excited to get into but we wanted to touch on a few topics and maybe for the first time in the history of the show. We had news break rape before we recorded. So we're we're ahead of the times here instead of behind. Sony has reverse their decision and are going to keep the playstation store going on. Ps three in vida. Which i know will make lots and lots and lots of people happy myself included. Thank goodness they decided to go back on this. What what are your thoughts on this. This is the right decision. Like there's just no universe where this isn't the right decision game preservation being as important as it is these days especially with the concerns trying to digital purchases. When when sony was preparing to close off these stores in july and august the overwhelming feeling here was well. This is why you should be wary about purchasing things digitally. Technically you still should but at least this is a step in the right direction towards feeling a little bit safer about the purchases you made digitally on those stores at the very least you'll have access to those things still.
Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd
"Are celebrations in Minneapolis tonight after a jury convicted former police officer Derrick Show Vin of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. That's epic of Minnesota public radio reports on one of those celebrations at the intersection where Floyd died last year. For the last 11 months, 38th Street in Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis, has been known as George Floyd Square. Hundreds of people gathered here to await the jury's decision. Cheers erupted. His judge Peter Cahill, read the guilty verdicts. Prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence that's longer than Minnesota's guidelines. Three other officers charged with aiding and abetting Floyd's murder are due to face trial in August
Who's Next; Album Retrospective
"Who's next is one grace albums ever. Have you ever heard it. Go out and get it. And that's for much of the podcast. Thank you and we're out. We can do the brief history all. They did a brief history. Let's go ahead and do a little bit of dig into just a little bit deeper there with the holocaust started and what was going on already. Who's next by the who august fourteenth nineteen seventy-one ten years before i was born but i am familiar with the album Fifth studio album like liu said it developed from the aborted life house projects which was going to be a rock opera to follow tommy which. I'm sort of glad they didn't do that. Because then have another is really silly movie that i can't sit there but they did salvage some of the songs for the next album. Eight of the nine songs from lighthouse for featured on this album The one that was not was my wife that was written by john entwistle It's heavy on the use of synthesizer Especially for songs won't get fooled again and babo riley. It was an immediate success when it was released viewed by many critics as the best album or their best album and one of the greatest albums of all time. It was reissued on cd several times with additional songs originally intended for life house. The first session for which became who's next was at mick jagger's house star groves recorded there at the start of april nineteen seventy-one using the rolling stones mobile studio and that's what i got. Okay that's the there you have it. It's sort of like the beginning of it. Let's talk a little bit before we get into. Who's who's next You got under way to put this in in kind of history. Tommy was a total like revelation. No had done and fact pete townsend was sort of jokingly calling it a rock opera developing it and it was really kit lambert. That was like now now. Now like let's let's go with that. Let's let's see Kit lambert was their manager and producer at the time and he worked very closely with pete and he really encouraged this rock opera thing and it really became big like freaking
Setbacks: Girls' Exclusion From Education
"And you. thanks so much for joining us today just to get started. Could you describe the gap in women's and girls' education in africa. Well the figures that we of got that our official so far and from unesco is died search for covid with over fifty two million gallons lit out of ood in africa. We're very focused on right now. On the question of problems that were getting better and that have gone into reverse because of the global pandemic and i wonder what impact covid nineteen has had on girls' education. I know that in africa in many countries the the numbers are much better than they've been in many places in the developed world. But i assume that they're all also different kinds of second order effects. So what impact has the pandemic had coffee has been very very brutal and yes. It's true that you know in africa. We did improvements in terms of access to primary education for most jinglin but what is covered. Dan is Started eroding the gains. That if you met in that space as feminine started losing income. We're not even talking. About in august closure the products to crozier so as much as online learning was introduced as as most governments. It was amazing. Awesome for the june. That could access it in afforded but it just mandate for the majority of the children that we work with as an organization where in the had distinguished communities they did not get support with online learning so as a result of it. I know for a fact that are supported me printed out materials social distance study groups in all that but it is the duty of the government to ensure that education is provided every child but covid actually exposed that we have issues of equity informed by technology access to various seminars.
S13E40 Ravens - burst 3 selected video test 1
"It and he may mark shuttleworth did an with said net. Where he spoke about canonical finances. Possible initial public offering and going into some details about canonical profitability. Which is interesting because that denied did some looking into canonical reports which they file which is been a profitable company since two thousand eighteen which is really cool to see the day. Talk about how he's not as profitable as red hat. Because you'd have to pay as much ruben to d for at it's really cold actually you know financially self-sustaining now and days apostle pass to going public but there's reasons for caution about especially given the current situation in the world up it'll be interesting to see how that pans out in the coming years. Martin so may we announce the code name for our what was the ebon to two thousand ten release and that code name was greedy gorilla. And i'm very pleased with that. Because i managed to convince mark shuttleworth. That's the codename we should i with them and he he decided to go with it. So yeah what's lost. The bucket list moment also led to having guerrilla wallpapers and guerrilla base t shirts and stuff yet icon accountable animal rather than some weird squirrel thing. That teacher and i'm jumping ahead to june. Alan yellow novo made their entire workstation range able for obviously as a thinkpad nerd. This may be quite happy and so this was a good news item for the middle of the year. And i haven't bought one yet. I'm still eyeing up these machines and Thinking carefully about what my next laptop purchase will be but the fact that you could buy the novo's now with a boon to pre installed and available directly from their website Makes me very happy so that was good to see that yeah. It was so marked that this year. We had more into certify to certify devices than any previous year so you know more in the wild is great unmelted. We had our first of good roles. Be pine in june. Yeah the The ross reply four got serious when they released that eight gig bottle so That was this has been a real tipping point. I think there's been so much more interesting in the rows reply because it now is fast and has plenty of ram. It's really quite unconstrained And i immediately went out and bought. I think i bought about half a dozen. Of course you did alan. I say as part of my drumbeat. That i've been paying for a while about people should stop making destroys and start making more applications. I was pleased to see that flutter sdk came to lennox so people have another avenue to either develop brand new applications or port applications that are made available for other platforms. Like windows bring to lennox lot easier using flutter and so in july. I was quite pleased to see that people have an additional avenue through which to express themselves in app development. My what a lot of good news. And we've only got to august so alan. What did we find august. My gosh this was just amazing. The national museum of computing virtual tour. And obviously if it's difficult for you to get to the national museum of computing which it might be then virtual tories just as good because the way they've done it in such a way that you could virtually walk around the museum and zoom in on their exhibits and look at the posters on the wall and move from room to room and it was just so beautifully done that you could just meander around museum like he would in real life but there was nobody to bump into and nobody getting your way. Nobody standing in front of the exhibits. You could just meander around your leisure and revisit anytime so you can go back to that website now and have another look around the museum. It's fantastic. i love it. Brilliant and shortly after we found that jupiter broadcasting friends of the show announced that they are independent again off the shackles of their to become an independent broadcasting network once again and we wish them all the best and still continue to do say martin abandon september welinsk september building on the news of the novo's bringing their range of workstations Within two in june. Hp announced the z series workstations and mobile workstations are larussa going to start shipping with into a that completed the trio of the three Sort of top tier one. Oem's announced shipping up onto on their devices. Excellent yeah it's great to have more choice When you when you want buy laptop. There's all these little boutique people like the system. Seventy six and the tuxedo or that having big brand names that people know and recognize available directly from their website that you can order a machine with a bounty preinstalled gives a lot more confidence for two as well because people then okay. This is a legit thing companies. Selling it then. Yeah there's a lot of commentary about how you market top lennox and get more adoption. And i think this is this. This is how we do it. We got we get a boon to or more devices that people can easily purchase. Because what is it your advertising. If it's not like go and get this thing here and away you go alan. You don't tober episode twenty nine talks about something super exciting. The area console Which i always want to say ooh.
"august" Discussed on wellRED podcast
"Audi y'all. So. Here's the deal you're about to hear the here, just a few short minutes you're going here. The Tuesday August Lennon's episode of evening skews the Audio of it, of course, wear in me and smart mark it thoroughly into Biden selection of common with Harrison his running mate we also do a little talking about the state of college football and. How that's GonNa go and we'd take some questions and all that good stuff and in my my completely unbiased pretty damn good episode. In Dan. That's that's it. That's going to be the end of of this particular episode very anymore after that as you are aware if you've listened to the past few days. What I've been doing at least so far is combining the whole week's worth of audio into one. podcast files just so I'm not clogging up well read podcast channel So I put Tuesdays and Thursdays on the same on the same file back to back. But this week it's just Tuesday. If you've been listening, you wonder what the hell's up with that. It's not you nothing off nothing's fucked up something fucked up but it was moved fucked up. There is no Thursday episode of eight excuse for the week. Of August eleventh. Because what happened was on. I ordered a bunch of Shit not like not super expensive stuff but I ordered like a new fancy like in computer and some dafter 's downloaded programs and all this stuff. In an effort to be able to do like a air quotes studio version of Aden schemes for me and smart mark in the same room at Saint Time, doing the show and it took me while all that set up to a longer from a computer. DUMB ASS to. Wrap my head around the technical aspects of it but I finally got I was ready to go for last Thursday's episode a mark grabs over here map. we go to the studio space fixed up. There was some minor hiccups before that but I got bigger them all out. I'm so proud of myself like he got early we're doing like technical stuff and it was it kept fucking up and I was like, of course, it is because I'm computer dumb but I figured it out. Got It altogether. And then came time six o'clock clicked the go live button to go live on facebook and just this little smart ass air message popped up said. nope. Do that don't it actually said was error broadcasting stream or whatever the hell to facebook. So. Of course, I'M GONNA, blind panic now closed down a restart. The whole thing tried again a restart zone or restart facebook restart every God. Damn Thang nothing works now ten minutes late show supposed to start at ten minutes ago. There's nothing there I haven't worn anybody or nothing's I. Know Anything them about. So we finally break down and decide to..
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"Interconnected. Top one burdensome nece. This was a common theme. She always felt like a burden she would tell me all the time. I'm a burden on your life, your life would be better without me fearlessness. Is this one in order to successfully kill yourself? There has to be a bit fearlessness, and then the final is warded community. So you have the father putting are in foster care. She created her own new community, even though she kinda hated it. The business. Let's be real. But then when the Boeing happened. That community was gone. They did to her, what her father, did they rejected her in her mind. That's why she's not hearing. When Kevin drew me that diagram. He was at pains to exclude himself from any responsibility. It was the others, let Jessica Drake and not him discarded, August those hours playing video games in his room and stabbing at the pictures of the cats may have found to August light being discarded too. I think Kevin knows that because later, he said, this point is is that we're all poorly made even the good ones. We all struggle. I do think there are shitty people in the world. There are bad people. There are evil people, I know I'm not evil. I know that for a fact I just think there are times when I have my own struggles and that's the ravages of life. The medical examiner said, Oguz chose to end her life in a park, most likely out of consideration for Kevin. So he wouldn't be the one to find. It may be realized how often action seemed guided by consideration the men in her life. It was the way she tried to clear the with her father. But that was to no avail. There was the time she was fifteen in the man she was babysitting for offer to the line of coke, if she'd get naked. She dismissed that one as quote growing up. Just kind of silly thing that happens. And that was the reason she told the men from the Marcus to pre shoots. Everything was fine who said they wouldn't feel unprofessional about about themselves. In fact, Sapone STA making men fail. Good. What August did for living? Said that's how she treated the men in life. And some of them like bread, the James reciprocated with kindness of their own. What about the others, I think Kevin's been thinking about that, too. Because one day he said this to me. How do you feel about the people in the industry who were going around calling you merger? I'm angry. But I'm not surprised I've been doing this twenty years. The reality is we all did it. We all are complicit. We all are. Last days of August was written by may Jon Ronson. I Lina cease. The music is by Joel roots. Sound engineer is post Neider thanks to us. Colin Campbell Johnson Kurland, Vanessa Harris Rozo Jose Vado. Elaine rumps and David Bloom. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal urges idea should you can fund. The national suicide prevention lifeline at one eight hundred two seven three eight two five five.
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"The camera is focused on August's face. And she seems like she's verging on tears. Often when I tell people that I've spent the past few years reporting on porn. They'll tell me that watching porn can be really hard for them because they imagined the women on screen to be secretly miserable and up until now, I felt very confident saying, no, that's not true, at least not with the girls. I've met. But in this case, if the scene had been released and people watching, it had worried that August was miserable. They'd be right. It bears mentioning that Marcus is a very popular performer whose shot with hundreds of girls. Many of whom love shooting with him. No one is on trial. And honestly, I can forgive them in the room for not knowing that something was wrong. The truth is August. Never said stop. And if no one in the room was looking for something that might be wrong. They wouldn't have seen it. When Mark is a Jackie lights some of it gets in August Cy. For a moment. She tries staying in character, but she quickly breaks look squarely into the camera's lens. And she says, I'm done. The day after we watched the footage. We finally get to speak with August's agent. Chris kane. Well, I mean, I was there the first day she got off the plane. So the day she got here from Canada to, you know, when she passed, there was very a day, that we didn't speak with one another, Chris declined interview requests, the first time we approached him later, he told us that he wants us to provide him with a list of everyone. We had spoken to the story, which seems like ominous interfering until we kept taut distance but now enough final weeks. Reporting he is agreed to meet us with no strings attached. I sometimes think it was maybe a mistake for them to be living so far out because obviously being social to not to her. And so if they were living so far out, she might have felt more isolated. Oh, I don't think there's any question about that. I mean, she brought that many times to me that she didn't like living way out there. But. Kevin. And I was really concerned about the relationship from day, one Kevin's, a nice guy. You know, I don't have any issues with Kevin, but he's a very introverted guy. He doesn't really like going out. I don't really think he likes people whole lot August on the other hand is very extroverted. So you're taking a very extroverted person in putting them with a very introverted person. It's funny that you should say that Kevin doesn't like people much because Kevin set those exact words to us wants to describe himself. Really? That's actually surprising to me. But, you know, over the years of asked August many times hate, you can't do this, or you and Kevin wanted to do this. And she would always say, well, you know Kevin wants to stay in the room. Chris August fess moved California before she started dating, Kevin. She is very social. She went out almost every single night and going from that extreme to the exact opposite had to be hard. I don't think it was anything intentional. Kevin did or anything that she's way. Kevin is. Is the worst thing was, I guess the guilty feelings that Kevin gave her when she went out because I that definitely had some berry. That's the one thing that she said to me multiple times is that it's tough to go out because Kevin always makes her feel guilty when she comes back home or whatever. And I really didn't understand that because of if they lead such different lives, when they're at the house. What does it matter whether August is gone or not? You know. But did you say that? Yeah, I did say that to her. She just goes, I know. You know, when you talk about her suicide, I just don't think that was one of the main factors that contributed to that. She didn't hate Kevin or anything like that. In fact, she goes. No, I love Kevin. But I'm just not in love with Kevin. She goes Kevin's done a lot for me. And I it seems like two different people. You know, I come home from a scene, and he's in one room and I'm in the other room, and you know, it's like we're leading to different lives. You know, because there was a big age, gap and stuff. You know, and she, she said she was going to ask him for divorce, and then I spoke with her a few days before she passed the first week of December, December first or second. And I said, hey, what happened when you, you know, ask, Kevin for divorce or whatever? And she goes, well he wants to do family therapy. And I could tell she was a little bit down on that. And I just said, well, don't like, oh, that's okay. If you guys are able to work it out. Great. And if not three months later, you can always, you know, ask again for divorce and choose just like I know I know Kevin never physically abused her because I asked her, and I said, did here physically Bijou or anything and she was like, no absolutely not. He's never touched me or anything. And I said, okay. When was the last time you thought he spoke to her the day, she died? She called me at about three thirty and asked me, if I had seen Twitter and I said, no, I said, why would happen? She told me that she had posted on there that she didn't want to have. Sex with a crossover male and that there were some people that were bashing her, and she particularly mentioned, Jessica Drake was bashing her. And I just told her to ignore those people to member, what she said about Jessica drink. She just basically said, you know, just got a lot of nerve. I mean, she's a contract role a wicked and she probably has a list of three or four guys that she does. And that's it. What was that tone of voice lack did she sound kind of broken by panicking? Did she sounded noisy angry angry at three thirty in the afternoon? She was pissed. She was pissed that people. She thought people in the industry should have come to her support, and they weren't I would say angry and also a little upset. I mean, either the bullying was really she was really upset by the bullying, for sure. But if you were to ask me, did she appears suicidal, or anything like that, to me, I would say no to be honest over the last year? We've moved. Away from the bullying as being a kind of motive for her suicide. Well, I mean, don't you think it's a coincidence of the day, she got bullied on his the day? She hung herself. August was definitely depressed at that point in time she had a really bad scene with a company and that scene had brought up some memories from her childhood years. I consider that when a big factor because just from the way that how emotional she was when she was describing the scene in crying to me and stuff like that, that I could tell that really affected her. And then, like I said that happened and then in such a short time frame, the bullying and it just pushed over the edge. Kristen only talked to August the day, she went missing. He talked to Kevin to. Yeah. Kevin called me. I wanna say it was around seven thirty at night. And he said, hey, have you heard from August? And I said, no, I haven't, and he goes, well, she told me she was going down to the gym. And I just went in. It looked in her car is not there. She's not there. And I was like, no idea, you know, the last time I talked to her was three thirty nine talked to her since then I think we just kind of ended. Well either one of us hears from her. Let's contact the other one and let them know and so I- text August and called August and it went straight to voicemail. This was seven thirty eight o'clock. Something like that. And then at midnight, I called up Kevin because I hadn't heard anything in a called up, Kevin to ask, if he had heard from her in he said, nice still mattered from her and that was it and the night in here from Kevin until the next day at about nine thirty. You know, Kevin called me up and said that August is gone. And I you know, it's funny because I really didn't understand what he meant by that. You know, DC go back home. Did she leave you what I mean? What are we talking about? And he's like a. No. She hung herself and she's dead. How Kevin sound in each of those three phone calls. I would. Say Kevin just sounded very calm, calm calm in, in each one of the Kohl's. Yeah. Unusually, so all why don't talk to Kevin enough to know? Is he always liked that I've never been in that situation before ever? And. I don't know how he reacts. That was one last thing that Chris wanted to say it was something, a few people have mentioned to us on another reason why the Poland community had begun to feel wary of Kevin, it relates to a memorial the Kevin organized in the weeks of two August. Steph, I, Kevin didn't wanna have a memorial which I really didn't understand August. Was well liked by everybody. It was kind of invite only, and it was nice was at the park, and everything and all the tables had pictures on it. But none of her friends, none of her family. None of her friends, nothing is they were just pictures of her or her and Kevin. That's it. I remember when I heard autism Stein, I takes a couple of my friends, I just jokingly say like murder, and all three of them say, yeah. That's what I think too, from the beginning. This was the rumor sick uniting, the industry, although James's feelings towards Kevin have softened a little now that they've met a lot of people in the valley still have those suspicions about Kevin I was reading statistics. It's like the research on it was that women don't tend to kill influence in public. This is the porn star Mercedes Carreira center, think will who's gonna find me like children or women. Don't tend to like display themselves in martyrdom, and they tend to hole up and kind of more privately. The room is I think one about foul play. It's actually the easiest to resolve. Last week, we sent the medical examiner's report about August to the forensic pathologist duty Mellon, acc- for a second opinion and to come back to us within twenty four hours. This looks like a pretty straightforward. Autopsy report for hanging case. There's a full autopsy and also talk for college included. There's a mixture of drugs in her system. Most of them would not be considered it any levels that would be so intoxicating that she wouldn't be able to do this for self and there's nothing at the scene to indicate that there was any kind of struggle. So there isn't any evidence that this was done to her by some other person, either on her body, or at the scene that said, the only significant finding really is the appraisal lamb at one hundred eighty nanograms per amount is higher than what I would normally consider for therapeutic levels. These are toxic levels, but it's not so high that she would be unconscious or incapable of hanging herself some of it may be that she took a bunch in the suicide attempts. But it wasn't working fast enough. So she decided to hang yourself. Instead is anything its own in this report that jumped out to you is being just in any way, unusual. The only thing that stood out for me was the fact that he was in a public space. So we're dealing with a public park and usually, that's an indication to me, the deceit in the person who's doing this doesn't want to be found by people who love them. They don't wanna be found by family members. So it sure usually shows a certain level of concern with regards to that. During the weeks after Kevin tells us that relationship has concluded listen back to our hours of interviews say, this anything, I might have missed sort of look at it like someone was on set with my van shoot people know her as August aims. But what I find is this. I had a cat for fifteen years. It's my first visit to his apartment, her name's Kush Cush got cancer in the stomach, I became obsessed with trying to fix her. I would get up in the middle of the night to check on her any noise, she made come running after admit that at the time the story didn't resonate with me too much buck. Then I was interested in with at the most extreme room is about Kevin might be true. And so this story felts beside the point. But now I realize this the closest Kevin advocate to describing whatever relationship was really like join her last days by October it had gotten pretty. Bad and I knew once physical pain, hit, I said, I would end the physical pain hit. So I had to make the decision to put her down. I didn't feel better. I sort of withdrew from life. And I drew from her Said's. I just wasn't there. You don't realize it when you're in the moment. So I would sit there and look at photos of Kush. Sad. She talked with therapist about it, that, she didn't know what to do for me. I didn't know she'd be dead. Six weeks later.
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"Much. In mid October. Twenty eighteen just a few weeks before we finish. Our reporting we walked the uncut footage of the saying between August and Marcus depre-. It has never been released. And I won't tell you who showed it to us. Given that we're watching it to gauge how Papu her distress was, and what that might tell us about the actions and inactions of the men in the room, I ask Lena to write down and record her thoughts. It just felt to me that a woman may notice things that amount may not. Plus, she's been on a lot more porn sets than I have though is it turns out my perception of the video is the same as us. Although we promised the person showing us a video that we wouldn't reveal their identity. I will say this. They had me wait until after business hours, so that no one would see me arrive. And when I was let in, they escorted me into their office and locked the door behind me. The person showing me the video was excited for me to watch it before. I even sat down they said, this should clear up everything, I think you'll be very satisfied with what you see, and what they meant was that when we're done, we'll understand definitively that nothing. Bad happened that day, I asked to FaceTime in John from his home in New York and together, the three of us watched the footage. Marcus Dupree's mentor is Rocco. So Freddie, the porn veteran who brought markets to America. The two men are famous for being domineering alpha male performers Rocco has said of shooting porn, quote, I want to see emotion. I want to see fear. I want to see is going up from being surprised Marcus has the same philosophy. I've been on more than one hundred sets I watched more than three hundred scenes being shot an all that time only one performer has asked me to leave the room when it comes time to shoot and it was Marcus. It's in character for him. He's known for wanting to control. What happens on set? What's always stood out to me most on shoots isn't how the performers behave while the camera's rolling. It's how they behave when the director calls, cut usually when a director calls cut performance remain engaged. Sometimes they'll take pictures with one another to post on Instagram often. They'll have such good chemistry that they just keep on having sex when the director in August and Marcus issue calls cut August backs away. She stands up straight looks down at the floor and avoids eye contact. She doesn't say anything and just before the director start shooting, again, Marcus tells August that she is quote amazing August. Let's out a single half-hearted chuckle. The sex looks violent and her. Texter, her friend August says that Marcus went full on war machine. War-machine was a professional fighter turned porn actor who was sentenced to life in prison for brutally assaulting his girlfriend, and I understand. Why August compared her scene partner to him, Marcus is pounding into her quickly and methodically. He pulls her hair hard so hard that you can see her scalp on multiple occasions. He pushes her head back down. And at one point he pushes it onto a table when August tries lifting her head backup. He is his other hand to reinforce his hold on her. I've seen dozens of other male performers poll, similar moves choking, and hair, pulling and slapping, but they all seem to have a sense of affection, and intuition that Marcus lack that day. Marquez athletic. He tries different positions maneuvers on August, and I say, on intentionally on more than one occasion in the footage, Marcus forcefully repositions, August, which visibly startles her. She says, whoa shit. And at one point, Marcus picks up her pink. Thong stretches it around her head jerks around by it. And then shoves it in her mouth. In her texts about the scene. August says that she was so disgusted by Marcus that she spat on him, which is true, she does spit on him. But it's in response to him asking her to twice. She also has some bruises on her legs at the start of the scene. Fewer than there are in the pictures, she sends after the scene, but there are some and neither I nor John sees her looking at anyone off camera with helped me is, but the cameras not always focused on her face. So we can't say for sure if she did or didn't make eye contact with anyone on set and that's it for discrepancies. Otherwise, everything that August has happened in her text messages, happens. The same way on screen. Throughout the film. August says the word yes over and over again, it's actually one of the only word she uses mowing that generally speaking. Yes means, yes, I have to say that in porn. It's all but lost. It's meaning there is one. Yes, that diverges from the rest at the end of her seen August is interviewed by crew member to establish consent for legal purposes. She staring straight into the camera holding her check for the day's work. Her make-up's gone, her hair is pulled back. She looks resigned, an emotional and hollow all at once. Were you treated okay? She's asked and flatly quietly, she says, yes, for the first time in this footage all the
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"The last days of August contained some explicit and upsetting material involving sexuality assault and self harm. It may not be suitable for all audiences. I don't know why Kevin said he waited in the dark for hours when his apartment only lost power for few minutes as possible that Southern California Edison gave us bad information. But I doubt they did because they confirmed it with us twice. So I guess there's two possibilities, maybe Kevin didn't drive lounge looking for August as much as he'd said instead, he just up to check into the show. Tune when the lights went out maybe the panic and confusion, just misremembered timeline of the night, it's a mystery without a solution. Because I never got the chance to ask him that question reasons to become clear, but one time and I told him that people were speculating on his unusual behavior in the aftermath of August step. This is what he said. What I resent most of all is everyone expects me to be rational, normal fucked up. Tell me what. Grievous tell me why how I'm supposed to be I hide in this house, and I don't go anywhere. I'm not going to sit here and justify who I am. Because I deal with things my way. But this idea that I'm supposed to grieve in a certain way. Man. Go fuck yourself not to you. I'm talking to the world's. Cabinet set all of this to me back in the early summer late seminar. And I guess I I'm one of the people who expects them to be rational a normal, because what he's about to do comes as shock. Before I tell you his background in a few weeks, Kevin is due to fly to Canada to hand August's ashes over to her family, and as he told me back in July. I'm reading this is the moment. I've been reading here. I like being here. Leave Kevin alone during August because we know how nervous about the trip. August spread. The James is dreading his visit to, but for different reasons, I don't even know what Jessica Drake looks like. And I haven't heard anything bad will Jessica Drake other than a little bit of bullying. My focal point is marks to free Jackson, Wheeler, whoever was on that fucking set that day. Kevin more. That's my focal point James's family is worried about James the why would he might do something stupid on Kevin comes to Canada? I was trying to be talked to go to the fucking funeral in August, or you shouldn't go there with your temper. You shouldn't you shouldn't be put yourself near some people that you can't control yourself. Are you guys fucking high? Are you kidding me? Tell me not to my sister's funeral. When is Kevin coming. Before the twenty third on. That's all I know. That's all I we don't talk anymore. I know you planning to confront him. I don't know what I'm gonna do. I'm planning on going to liquor store and getting a Mickey and get some out of an and fucking getting through the day. I didn't realize when I first contacted James that in you is listless weeded by what happened to assist after she left Canada for the valley, he never visited her there. And instead when it speak on the phone, he would try and gauge a state of mind from our tone of voice, LA life was a mystery to him. And so his suspicions grew by the time we made contacts he had begun to see Kevin as a malevolent insidious figure in her life. The first time we talked, you had me a letter that it missing Kevin, but hadn't sent Kevin all I know of you is what Mercedes told me and I have to say, I'm ashamed to say you're my brother-in-law. Yes, the entire family is going through hard times, and may think highly of you in your time of grieving. But what family doesn't know is the Kevin that was described to me through Mercedes, I refuse to believe her death was a suicide. Mercedes was Boesky, I and no amount of bullion can tear us break us or kill us. We send the other. How dare you not protect my loving sister? How dare you blamed bullying? That was months ago. Now, James has just days for meeting, Kevin at the funeral. Yours are lot co. That's my sister is more than welcome. It's public that you guys wanna go, you guys can be there as it happens. My family vacation is booked for that same date. And so they know now decide that Lena will go for the both of us not to record but out of respect. Lena phones, Kevin to tell him the news, and he replies that it'll be nice to have their as a friendly face a few days later, Lena techs, Kevin again to say she's decided to definitely go and Kevin tech back, do what you must a relationship has reached its conclusion. Star. Tote Lena phones James, this, it, Kevin has been calling August's family in a rage, say that he so angry that they've invited a reporter. He has second guessing whether to attend himself. That's the part the field so startling. Not the Kevin didn't want to see us anymore. Course it was his choice to stop talking to us whenever he wanted. I am grateful for the time that he did give us the startling thing is set to August's family feel so loaded. He has August's ashes if he doesn't go to Canada, the family, don't get her back. He likes to be in control. So he needed to do anything and everything he could to make sure that he still had a little piece of control over his power. They knew. Knew in chains decide that Lena won't attend the funeral. She'll stay nearby hotel instead, a meet the family after Kevin has gone home, anybody who he didn't like like you leader while you're the only person, but I, I feel like he was trying to control that, because because of the store you're doing Lena's not doing a bad story Mercedes. Okay. You think I'd really fuck and talk to this girl, sitting beside me Licari now. She's doing a bad story with sister, Nord opened the door kicker. The fuck out. And so on a Thursday in late August. This would have been August twenty four th birthday, ashes espec- cross the lake in the tiny town of sherbrooke, Nova Scotia sherbrooke, thin town depicting village life in the eighteen hundreds, the townspeople went traditional clothes, and they forged metal and hurt sheep. The morning after the funeral August's mother's side of the family gathered around the leftovers. The previous night's bonfire father side of the family stay away from the funeral completely a one point. Somebody says that everyone in the family had been in the military, except for August someone else chimes in well she listed in her own source of army. They will talk about how reserved and aloof Kevin had been at the funeral. Later James takes Lena for Dr do you mind? If I ask a little bit about Kevin. He's all of God, one of a kind for sure. While you never met any of the family before. So obviously, he wasn't in his element and the family, obviously knows his line of work. So he just kept himself. Mostly is different is different guys, not compensate cloth as we are I was nervous about meeting the guy because of what I think about him. But once he brought Mercedes back rallies, Saint in and as okay? This Mercedes day I put my feelings aside and do this ROY sister. So I just fucking let bygones be bygones got through the day. And now there's no need for me to contact him again. I kept it neutral. I wasn't a prac- but I wasn't nice. Okay. The offers. James doesn't want him, according inside the symmetry, so she leaves her record in the car. Locusts headstone overlooks, the lake were ashes were spread. Since scribe, two words, my mermaids. I love camping and fishing and all that stuff. But I haven't found anyone out here who's really internet. My husband, he, you know, like the last thing he would wanna do is fucking go camping because I talked to Kevin about, like our cottages back home in and how we get clean in the leg because it's freshwater and Kevin's, like, oh fuck that. Yeah. That's exactly what my dog. I love going in the leg I feel so clean. I love it. I love skinny dipping back home. It's that they were Palestinian again. Well, thank you so much for coming out. Ser having an thank you for being so open, and honest and candidate with us. I know we talked about some difficult subjects for you. I want to have like another, like, oh, everything is, you know, fucking peachy keen. That's what you're Instagram's for. They are. No, I just love being open and honest, and yeah, that's why we love you so much.
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"Zaidi. The negative thing comes up about is that you have a tendency to be emotionally distant. Right. Which I totally disagree with I think that came from probably one main person who themselves as a horrible flick Shen, and that affliction is going to drive people away that even love you. It just gonna. Token office. Nippon shah's. Yeah. I'm no. But I don't wanna talk about her. Like, I, I will never say mean thing about that woman. She's a wonderful person who has a terrible illness. I found to be liable. She is. She was just she was lost when I was with her. Rough. I'd never watched someone Luther mind before Chelsea did say that you control to knowledge she was pretty adamant about that. She wasn't performing when we were together. She barely shot now. No, I don't agree with that at all. She said, one thing that was pretty hot do omitted. Tell you. My response isn't going to be anything because I refuse to spill over. I don't know what's based in reality. What is I mean, she emailed me when you guys were going to go see her, and I was convinced she was lost, again, because the Email makes no sense. None as Kevin doesn't want to know what chassis a set change. The subject there's still some things that I don't understand that the night August went missing. Some things don't seem quite right. But it turns out the while August spur, the James thought it was suspicious that Kevin could call the night with such clarity. Oshii does at this time I call it this meantime, everyone got the same fucking thing. If was reading off a piece of paper, Kevin doesn't have that recall anymore. Can I feel like a couple of questions about that night? Yeah. But my memory is not great of that. It's the emotion. I remember you said, I drove around nights looking for her. But obviously what is that? What is? That mean minister times where I was waiting in the car, thinking, maybe she'll pull up there were times where I was, I was driving around just going to places. I knew that she visited I went to see if she was at the gym I went to see if she was at the Seoul, tanning salon. I don't have an answer for your I drove to because it was aimless was panic ridden. How long we have when the power was actually out? I don't know. I don't know because there's a whole other part, I left out the key to the car lost. So then I had to spend time I had ten percent left on my fucking battery, I have the flashlight on the battery in the key had fallen some how in the wind, I say this to Kevin because I remember him mentioning it. Join one of our phone calls. The wind was, so strong and Nakajima out of my hand. No, it for some reason, fill in my shoe when in the doorway, I, I have no idea how it did that. I was here for a while. In the power was still out a couple of hours. I don't know maybe an hour and a half. Maybe two hours max. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know what else to tell. You said that you away in to see whether she'd pull up. So I presume that was hair. Yes. Yeah. There was periods of time where I waited here. Yeah. That is true. I waited and I was like is in the power would come back on for a second. It would go back off. I remember that and the wind fucking wind. See you have not a couple of hours that you were you here before I guess I don't know why that matters. I don't tell Kevin why Mattis because I want us to double check, how facts I, I shouldn't have let her let leave. I, I was under the delusion at the therapy that she was going through his working for her. And that's why she was so coping well with everything she wasn't coping wash gun in that bathroom, and decided in that bathroom to go kill yourself. That's what happened and I had no fucking idea. It happened in that is a failure epoch news. I know believe me. She acted normal. She hug me kissed me I remember she looked really hot that night. Sure. These leggings with this pink fur coat. And I told it should make up on. And I remember telling her, but something volume a great squeezed her ass. I was something I always did for she left. And. She laughed. After we leave Kevin's apartment, we doubled, checkoff facts. A few months ago, contacted Southern California Edison to find out exactly how long the power have been out for Kevin's address that night. They emailed back to say that the power failed nine fifty three pm three minutes and then it came back on. And then it went off again at ten ten pm eighteen minutes. And that's it. In total that night Kevin's apartment lost power. The only twenty one minutes. Last
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"It's when he says, of his girlfriend, I am not a quick to deal with this line. Gives me a vision of pull wound filled with young women looking for father figures, who turn out to be just like children, themselves, the Marcus and ice Gooding around, what we're really hit talk about. August the Mokkassed. Appreciate I have a pretty strong sense of what I feel is right and wrong, and I would easily walk upset if I thought something was up. Well, speaking of which to this conversation. The day on the set with August. I mean how many times before that they had you met August shooting Augustyn? She was brand new in the industry. August was always a great day on set the goal with her was always to make her laugh because you do that. Like little, pigs nort thing, always. So will you talk me through what happened that day? She she came in. It was a school scene. She was a teacher. He was a student who was such on chairs and desks. Hurt onscreen partner, and I'm not you know, I feel this is the part where I feel weird like staying names because I can't speak on behalf of the company we were shooting for. I mean you guys can put whatever you need to in the story, but I was very clear with August, like, hey, you know, the guy working with today. He's, he's very loud, and he's very boisterous. And I told her I was like, look everything that he does it may come off as being a bit domineering. But he's trying to make you look good for the camera. I need to explain how the day in Las Vegas was shuttled. I August DeMarcus shot, some soft cO steals, for the purposes of marketing, the sane than she had sex with Marcus debris. But again, just for stills and not on video, what will do we shoot the stills of the sex, and then the girl gets touched up, and they go back in for video, I've not onset when they shoot video I kinda saw her. There were a couple of moments where we took a break while we're shooting stills where she would like like, man. She just roller is, you know, because she's like this guy, you know, meaning meaning what what was he doing? It was knowing to her because, you know, with a girl like oh, she's like I know where to position my legs like you don't have to move my legs for me. I think they take it as an affront, like, don't treat me like a new girl that doesn't know how to like show herself to the camera after my cost shot, the stale, August Marcus depre- having sex. He went into the other room to select the best ones. Well, August went to get her makeup done before having sex again this time on video. She was being made up knockoffs. Text test some of the stills and after that they had to text exchange. So I sent her photos, and then I wrote to her, I tweeted these, but here, she writes, trade, places with me. Oh my God. These are awesome. I said, places with me as an I'm y'all you perform with him because I don't like this guy. Everything now is painted with what eventually happened to her. And that's what makes this conversation so difficult, it's easy to look at a text messaging p like if you looked at it with zero context, trade places with me could sound like a cry for help, but you have to take into account the relationship I had with August as well. You know, you want to trade places with me, you jump in and be like, I'm good. Thanks. You know, like it was a fun exchange. It was a funny exchange. And so I wrote by I talked to my director in the middle and so I can see a Knowle's top inning. And then she wrote it's happened. Let me explain what that last exchange meant porn women have no lists lists of men refuse to work with for whatever reason maybe there's no chemistry. Maybe they find that particular Mon creepy of heard from a few people, Kevin, actually controlled August's, no list. There's a lot of that going on in the industry where a boyfriend will predetermine what goes, no list. Is that sense that kind of power stuff I it is a control. It goes back to that whole thing we were talking about with the daddy stuff were daddy makes the call when a notice is being controlled by another person, then the kind of like doesn't really speak very well to the whole point of being concerned. Anyway. Back to the text exchange between Marcus August talks to my director in the militia. So I can see no list happening. And then she wrote it's happened. He just has a ton of enthusiasm coupled with retarded europassion or whatever. And she wrote it'll be a good scene. I said it will be hopefully, I'll see you soon. I do this was at the end of the day. And I wrote I'm sorry if today was rough for you. Look beautiful so I smiled. Thanks. I'm feeling so much better. Now, she says it was great seeing you make my days so much better. So it was great to see you. You're a living doll, and she wrote, Iowa, view Marcus. And that's the last thing we ever spoke about. It's a sad thing, you know, even even the reality of reading the tax measures and seeing where it's done. That's the last I respect to her. Let me read you the text exchange that she had with somebody after this happened. Yesterday. I was seriously done and not having it. So I was raging after my sane. The guy was way too rough with me. He was dragging me around and choked me with my panties slamming my head down on the table and was just way too rough. And the c- he was Russian say he was talking down to me and fucking Russian too, on top of everything. A nobody onset such shit our I was literally in panic mode. So I froze and didn't say no or stop, but yesterday was totally unprofessional, and I wanted to die. I'm weak. I can't and that's it. Yeah. I, I don't even know where a lot of that is coming from to be honest with you. I don't know how much of those that statement is hyperbolic, and nature or how much of it is actually true. But I do know that I mean, August, August, obviously, had tendencies to kind of rage out in her language. And I don't know how much of that is getting carried away. But nothing that day. Was that in that I was there, look you go through an entire day onset. If things are moving in a certain direction that would lead to that. I think we certainly would've seen something along those lines. But it was the entire day was kind of played off to me by hers like. You know, this guy's annoying. That's a far cry from this guy is violating me choking me with my like I don't even know if those like a part of the scene like you said that you were out at the room for like thirty minutes, and it's possible but I am not in a position to ask for the video as evidence because this obviously is not a trial like you know, we're not we're not in a situation where somebody press charges also, to like, you know, here's the thing for me. Like I got these text messages from her that are kind of like painting, a different emotional state. I don't know what's happening who she's telling me conversation with maybe she's home. Kevin pisses her off, and she's had enough. I wouldn't be a part of something like that. It's, it's really office from your text exchange with her you and her got on really well, and you liked each other a lot, and she liked to, and, and you could guy so listening to that at the moment, your, your response is kind of denial. I suppose like you just don't believe it, what she saying is true. We're also dealing with the nuance behind how we interpret the way things are going. She was bipolar or had some sort of mental illness, that was not being treated at the time, she was, she was self medicating Xanax. I don't know if having a ridge like that is fueled by. Something misfires. It's hard for me to listen or like here, text messages, especially because text messaging is show disconnected from actual emotional context. I would never let anything like that happen to somebody who to anyone. But especially somebody who I'm so fond of, you know, like we, we were, we were very fond of each other. I mean we didn't see each other very often. But like to hear that as like, whoa, that's not at all. What I experienced like I was there, you know, so like you had the most of it you went to own. Okay. So a perfect example is, she said he kept fucking talking down to me and Russia. And like you have no idea what he was saying, if he was talking to you, in Russian, you're interpreting, that he's saying all these horrible things to you. That would lead you then to spit in his face, which I don't know, if that happened for sure. Let me make something clear based on that text message. I have never shot a scene, where a girl was dragged by her hair. Actually no point in August's texts to. She complain about being tracked by her hand. She said she was dragged around, which didn't mention her Marcus's brain is working too hard to find ways to contradict her story. I don't think he's even aware that he's doing. It is a sense of personal morality is in conflict with what he's hearing in those texts. And so his brain is going haywire. Marcus may be good hearted. But it's not good to leap to the assumption that she only made those claims because she was mentally ill. Dated a person who had schizophrenia, I've dated a person who's by polar. You know, I've, I've been privy to the kind of cloudiness around the way things are interpreted, and how things are seeing. You don't know if there's going to be a lot of hyperbole that's thrown around that when people are trying to make a point. We have to understand the generational context, too, of, like I am far less likely to be overly dramatic and my interpretation of days of ants. Well, this doesn't have to be he said she said story because it was filmed. Right. Right. There were people in the room on it was all filmed. Last
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"Us. You're right. You told me it would be a hand grenade. You're right. I didn't listen to you now. Investing Kevin as home out in camera. Kevin's hungry comment. It's something we talked about spec in January, minister story about social media. Kevin was about to release his statement. Although it wasn't my place to say often warning. It's going to be like setting off a hand grenade and is definitely wrapped into. Yeah. I think business might need a hand grenade. It was a hundred and a slightly different way to the way that I am -ticipant, the hand grenade. Iron -ticipant it. That people would come after you, I knew it one hundred percent. I knew it because I know this businessman doing at twenty years, hand-grenades would be everybody would sort of just piling on disco dre Jackson Huila, when you sit handgrenade I totally thought differently I knew internally, it would be more than a hand grenade. It'd be like going to war. That's what happened. Why why is the business? The you don't get into this. If you're a well adjusted human being if everyone was like sane and level, we'd all have different jobs. We can't function like adults. We just can't like be real with each other. Instead, it's just this. Nastiness relationship with Kevin these past months has evidently not beneath when we began hearing, the rumors we distanced us out some him. But once in a while, he would telephone us. Together. Because he'll one stone. I talked to both you. It's not gonna be pleasant talk all who's going to say my piece. Every day when I start to feel better. I gotta sure your fucking name trying to find out something. Sucker. You. Story. But today, Kevin says, I ask him anything I like sitting on the sofa underneath a big framed portrait of August ashes of in the bedroom. I can see lit condo next to them. A bedroom is purple and covered in stuffed animals a starts by asking Kevin about his childhood, I can remember being a kid and one day were given two options. We go play soccer outside or we could go do homework. The guys all went outside to play the ball. And I'm like, why would I want to hang out of the bunch of dudes all the girls are here? I was probably like ten I heard a one point you were going to go into a seminary in become a priest as a kid. I wanted to. As an altar boy, I was real into it. It was, you know, at a time that it was sort of cool, and then there's sort of realization. This might all be built them. You know, other world is allies wellness, which Pullman, absolutely. I to another should describe this conversation. Looks like Lena Kevin and sitting on Kevin sofa. I have my laptop open. No, my laptop is list of questions. Like, why didn't you mention that each tend to Sheraton night, August went missing and are you controlling to strange uncomfortable situation for soul? Okay. Let me get to my questions. Okay. Last days of August was written by may Jon Ronson produced ilena sees the music is by Joel Ronson sound engineer is post Schneider. Thanks to Colin Campbell. Jonathan Kurland Vanessa Harris Rosa. Oh, Jose Vado, Elaine runs. David bloom. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal urges idea. He can phone. The national suicide prevention lifeline at one eight hundred two seven three eight two five five.
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"The last days of August contained some explicit and upsetting material involving sexuality assault and self harm. It may not be suitable for all audiences. And so we sat about trying to find someone who's in the room that day with August Marcus debris. Mark. The photographer said that August must have been exaggerating what happened because she was mentally ill or millennial a wit Kevin or some combination, but he hadn't been in the room. We're perched Marcus depre- several times an interview and he Texas a one word reply. Now. Then finally success, as I told you, I just want to be identified as someone who was close to production, who was there that day, and someone who is known August for a while. So that's fine. I am happy without stipulation. So you were in the room that day. Yes. So of his lease or everything that happened. Yes, I did. It's quite brave of Paul. I'll call him Paul to do this interview because it could put his job at risk as he texted us quote. I have a livelihood and peace of mind to concern myself with but I want Justice for August. I've been seeing shoots for very long time. If you're gonna rate things from one to ten tending the most extreme one being a very tame vanilla seen. This probably fell somewhere around five maybe six tops for my. Perspective. There was nothing there that would indicate that there was a problem. On her ends in her texts. She said she was looking at the sound man with help me is out. He was looking back at her with I'm sorry is okay, that I, I couldn't be aware of I didn't see any of that. So when did you first realize that there was a problem? It was the following day. It was indicated by the people, I work with that her husband had called them. Saying something along the lines of DO allow this type of behavior on one of your sets and as a result, they call down, and they were asking questions and probing and everyone collectively on the crew was very confused by the whole situation posted August was find that day. But when she got home, Kevin muster, provoke terror, and to tune us into a drama. That's what he meant when he said he wanted Justice for August. The poem. Justice means exposing, Kevin, not exposing what happened in Las Vegas, which she says was nothing everyone was kind of looking at the marriage between her, and Kevin is odd. She indicated that in January which would have been a month after she died when her visa went through she was going to leave and divorce, Kevin. That's what she had told me in a conversation. I've never met the guy. I've only heard things the guy seemed to be a real react. Canary, a lot of negativity in news head, it seemed that he flipped out more than she had an issue with an intern. She broke down to him could have been the dynamic of their relationship. It was more of an overreaction on his end post says he knows all of this because while Kevin was complaining to the office up in Montreal August in the director with secretly texting each other. Who's human minute here? Okay. It goes like this. Hey, Kevin is throwing a fit to my bosses. They are all up in arms about the shoot yesterday. She says, I know with a I don't know if it looks like unhappy emoji. It's not really an emoji. It was really rough. I just did the scene because I wanted over in done with, but it was way too out of hand for me. I was uncomfortable. Justice slamming the head down on the desk and dragging choking me with my panties. I'm not upset with you by any means more like myself for not seeing anything, but I was undressing. And Kevin saw my bruises and called me out. I like to keep together onset, but I wasn't happy working with Marcus great attitude. But to rough and annoyed me response was, I wish you said something I would have reeled him in a bit. If I knew you were not having it. I always want you to be comfortable her response. I was trying to say help with my eyes at times. But yeah, I just bit, my lip because I wanted it over with thanks happy emoji, and I didn't wanna make anything awkward for the day. So I was just positive. Response was whatever you can do to calm Kevin down. We'll help in the end, but just know you can always speak up around the especially when we are rowing, anything you can do on your end to help, calm things down a bit will help. All of us her response. It was just a bad day for me. I'm sorry, Kevin yelled at your boss and made a huge thing out of it. It's not that big of a deal. I'm having the day off. So I get to relax end of conversation. Post this wasn't the last text exchange that August had with the crew. She said some small talk texts too. But how she was hanging out with a friend, Emma Hicks and actually just got a new kitten, and to his planning to spend Christmas in Canada, with her brother, James. There was further conversations. Now, I guess, really up until a week before our suicide, I would say as it happens I already knew that August had been planning to spend Christmas with James and Canada. James had told me back when we met in that hotel room and Hinton I contacted her, and she did not sound like she sounded fucking off. And now as ofter markets depre- rough through. So I said, I want you to come home with me. I want you to spend Christmas with me, and I heard him getting angry in the background yelling. She's gotta go hangs up the phone, right? Yelling like either. Want you to go to category. Yes. Yes. Yeah. More or less. I don't want you to you not going. I don't want it to go for that for, like big on for the holidays and shit like that, right? I saw this. I didn't know about markets depre-. I didn't know about her her being mostly upset. I didn't know about that. I just heard her voice. So then asked her to come a, so he was probably thinking, okay. Well, she's not fucking doing scenes now. She's gonna go see your brother in Canada. He's gonna see what she's like she's not going to have a back. Anyway back to my conversation with pole. So she sat in her text. I was uncomfortable. Just the slamming the head down on the desk and dragging choking with my panties, so that, that happened, right? Yes. That happened when rolling in the scene that was twenty twenty five minutes long, but if it was really bad. She would have called cut she has called cut in previous scenes to, I need a need a note as well at the end of it. All we want everyone to come back and be happy and have a good experience and. Because all that does is keep everyone employed. Those things the slamming the head down the dragging the choking, did any of those things happen. When the photo shoot was happening. No, no, because photos are more of a dry run rehearsal. It sounds to me that she was just really considerate. She just even though she's the one who went through that experience. What was at the forefront of a mind was that the men in the room, shouldn't feel bad? I got that as well. Which was why I think everyone on our crew was blind sided with the shit storm that Kevin was creating the following day. And it didn't seem any of us really surprised about it based on the reputation that this guy has had, I think he's sort of slightly misunderstood. One thing I said, just then when I said that in her text exchange she was working so hard to not make anybody feel bad about what happened is just face sad. That. She'd been to this terrible experience. And what was at the top of her mind was telling people not to worry that was her though? What I'm kind of reminded a little bit Dino the play an inspector calls go. It's a British postwar play written by j b Priestley police officer comes to a house and says the working class go with committed suicide and known in house knows who she is. And then one by one, they will realize that was just a tiny thing that they did the waiter down.
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"The last days of August contained some explicit and upsetting material involving sexuality assault and self harm. It may not be suitable for all audiences. Can you tell us where we are James intern into Norberto in a hotel room? This is James Grabowski, orchestra is brother, of course, that this interview we call her real name Mercedes. What was the town like you in Mercedes grew up, basically grew up in pedal on -tario at a military base, second biggest in the wall Dowd, was military moment. Stay at home mom. What was lifelike grown up in a military base, or fuck strict, very strict, my dad? He a strict household chores we had curfew like we couldn't misbehave would get punished if we misbehaved they only fuck up once when we were young. Oh, gosh. What was misdeeds like is a really young little girl. She was a sweetheart she was daddy's favorite for sure. She could do no wrong. We got shit that was her time to shine even more. She would crawl dot slop or mums LOP and be a little sweetheart a bit more. You know. Parents got divorced. When I was twelve dotted couple tours when they got divorced, mom joined the army as well. And she did tours. So we followed mumps career to Colorado and stay with her, right? And one by one. My brother was misbehaving. So he got kicked out and is misbehaving. So I got kicked out, we will not sent to live with their dad and Mercedes, Greg dote. She was good. She was good, actually Mercedes did get kicked out of eventually because she did come to stay with us. But yeah, when we got sent to live with her dad, we never knew that he remarried. So it was like, okay, going to with died as a wife has step kids, and I was culture, shock. Yeah. I sure you gotta divide the fucking love, but it was almost like he was forcing his love towards us, right? We're always fucking doing something wrong, but I think it's because we weren't getting the attention that we wanted, right? I was constantly fucking apologizing is was Said's to try and get on their good terms. But once you fuck up. Fuck. It's ended the world, right? There was something else going on in August sliced back then something James didn't find out about until later in the summer of twenty seventeen. August Tokes about this other thing on a podcast hosted by the porn director Holly Randall, it doesn't exist on line anymore. Holly, rendu took it down of two August died brugare everyone's permission to play some of it. An awful relationship with my dad because there was a lot of sexual molestation wasn't her father who molested her. She said it was a grownup member of his side of the family. So growing up. I had a suffer with being molested. That's crazy. And when I finally told my dad, he didn't believe me, and I told my dad when I was around twelve you know, he was like we're going to go spend the weekend smells like now, and I broke down I thought I can, and he put me in this group home after I told him that, you know, it was kinda like I was fucking his life up. You know, it's so hard to be called a liar. When you're twelve years old, my best opinion on that situation. Is. If she was the claim that something like that has happened to her, and never let go of it. And it was brought to families. Attention K actually, let me say this, if I had a daughter, and my daughter came to me and said, this has happened to me rather than trying to prove it wrong, I would have listened to my fucking daughter and started asking the propia questions. Right. I wasn't as report all, you know, all throughout school because I couldn't live with my dad and my mom, you know, she was going through her staff. And then finally, when I was sixteen I moved back with my mom, but it was never resolved. My mom believes me because he actually tried to come on to her. So my mom, absolutely believed me that all my life, I grew up being called a liar by my dad and his side of the family, and they all wrote me off in rejected me saying that I was liar piece of shit, you know. And I really I struggle with that because. Gave me bad, self esteem, and obviously you now. Dadi. I denied it for a long time. I didn't wanna believe then I started putting myself in her shoes. So sometimes I'm quick to talk before think, and that happens a lot of times the situation happened. I even set my dad. I don't believe it. Don't worry. It's not making me change by thought on anything. But then the more think about it. I think why you're not gonna hold onto a life this fucking long. Paying for this fucking long. If you've got ten people in a room and nine people are trying to prove you wrong. There's got to be one person trying to be on your side, and I was always overseas side for every decision. She ever made in your life. So why am I gonna stop being on her side, who also why would somebody make that up about your own family? And then having the man that she thinks she should be able to love and talk to entrust have him try and prove what she's saying wrong rather than listens aid. No. Like she's fucking her. She's on a goal. Something happened hurts because actually just not too long ago, a few months ago, I confronted my dad again, I called him up and I was like, hey, so this was never resolved. This is what happened. I want an answer. And he basically said that, you know, he didn't believe me he's living there with his family. He has a new wife and kids in I've just felt like written off by him. You know. So, so then I I'm just like fuck you not my. My dad never been there. You've always been shitty to me, new values protected everyone besides your daughter. And I just thought it was bullshit. This relationship between dot happening on her deciding to get into the industry.
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"Flashlights. Course Kevin admitting the show. Tune might be nothing have just left it out, because he didn't think it was important enough to mention maybe the show. Tune isn't nothing. Not least because it's nowhere near Kevin August's home in Camarillo. It's eighteen miles away. And has nothing when I interviewed Kevin he portrayed their relationship as devoted we hogs and said, I love you to each other, and she walked out that door disappeared. The Mercedes Carreira am Hicks of something different to say, a lot of us had been aware the relationship was very much on the rocks. And there was there's great age disparity between Kevin and August. So I think a lot of us were not surprised by this because it's not unusual to see beautiful young women marry older men for some sort of benefit privilege, citizenship, or placement in an industry, what have you? But usually there's a point where like that girl kind of matures out of this on JD made in hood and into like a woman architect, when she does that she takes a look around says, we'll make it stand on my own feet. And that's usually when you see those relationships dissolve, and so it seemed like that was happening at that around that time. And so that was another question. Mark some of us who are older women kind of looked at it and said, well, it's an interesting time for a girl to, to pass. She asked Kevin for a divorce. She told me she did not wanna be with him. And there was another guy that she was seeing. How you doing? I'm good. Thank you. I just wanna make sure that the none of you know, I don't wanna hurt anyone by doing this. So I'm trying to be a cool about it as like I'm hoping in return, you will be as well. This is the man orchestra saying in the months leading up to her death. A co him, Jason she was really probably one of we'd est soul, I've ever known just almost like a little kid. Very bubbly and happy to Kevin not about you. Well, yeah. Because August and I plan on we were gonna start dating and she went home to, to talk to him and tells him everything about me and us. And, and then she kinda got cold feet and, and changed. Her mind about that coach seats for what reason she was really afraid that I would end up leaving her later for somebody else. I don't know where she concert that up their mind, but she's just not, you'll end up leaving me high and dry and I don't want that to happen. I can't handle that. So I'm just going to not do this. You don't wanna take somebody like me and. You know that they someone like me, they're meaning what's her words were I get crazy? And you, you don't want to date somebody like me. That's why August left Jason. He says, but I find out later something he leaves out of the story. He's married, also forty five two years old been Kevin twenty two years older than August shoes with this one guy, and she's like, I'm hanging out with this guy in Vegas, and I really liked him. And, you know, I think this might be something and I was like what about Kevin? And she's like Kevin mistreats me, and I liked this guy a lot. And she says she spent some time with them. And then a few days later, she started freaking out saying, all the guys, the same guy turns out this guy's married has kids. Like our Mercedes, you're kinda married to, you know, and then she just went off on how much she hated her marriage this. So spent the James he's token to me from the street? In the tiny, Canadian town of. Hinton berta. What I decided before I stepped onto the station today that if I'm gonna come here and talk about some of the things I'm either all or nothing. So I'm all in, because there's no point in telling you guys off story. Last days of August was written by may. Jon Ronson is produced by Lena sees the music is by Joel Ronson. The sound engineer is post Schneider, thanks to Colin Campbell. Jonathan Kurland Vanessa Harris Rozo, Jose Vado Elaine rumps, and David Bloom. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal urges or idea Sion, he can phone. The national suicide prevention lifeline at one eight hundred two seven three eight two five five.
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"One. Join the weeks following, as we continue to check everything we can about the events surrounding August. Steph mysteries of Kevin's post one thing becomes clear pawn can be a ferocious run. Khris tribal business has Kevin working to bring Jessica Drake down Yoshi trying to be Kevin down. Mahameed been told yet, but axel Braun. Media. The night Kevin made his speech at the awards. An Ulta -cation occurred between him and the famous porn director Akzo Brin now AXA wants to meet leaner and me. His chosen strange location, the parking lot of tucked away hotel, the Sheraton hotel in Gora hills. Deepen the valley. Well, I wouldn't call out occasionally, this is what happened after the awards were over writing the little corridor, Kevin Morris than there with his arm crossed. And Jessica goes, I think that maybe we should just go out the other way. And unlike why just walk out. So I know I start walking start eyeballing him and his point in a me like later is I told is, like making faces appointed me and that I'm like, gypsum. They say to me, you wanna say something to my face. I you talking to me, Kevin. You know, don't wanna. Why don't wanna let him talk shit about meet, what Axo means cabinet made accusations against him to in his statement, a few months before August. I'd she'd been involved in a labor dispute against so locust won't off one about so sets because it was boiling hot and grueling shed Joel, Kevin alleged. In his statement. The Jessica bullied August is revenge for this because Jessica, an Akzo both work for what could pictures, -cation only lasted a moment, who is pretty minor. I wouldn't have mentioned it accept what happened next. There was a result of all of this decided to start digging around to say. Yeah. If Kevin story about August's suicide held up scrutiny correct, correct. You know, we, we have a saying in though, it's pretty funny. I don't know if it translates. Well, they said, no, no matter how are hard. Somebody tries. To bear their shit under snow. Eventually the sun will come out and snow amount. So, so I feel about this. Waiting for the snow to melt. You're just and just trying to turn up the heat so that. Else faster. You know, something I want to be doing. But if you drag me into this story and you try to punch a finger and me, I'm gonna punt the finger, right back. Look, there are so many inconsistencies in his story, as success this, he has a document in his hand is the medical examiner's report into August Steph, the main inconsistency that he's talking about relates to something that he spotted in this report that involves the surprising location. He wants to meet us today. So when sitting in a car outside the Sheraton hotel in a part of the valley code what's it called Agoura hills hills? When Kevin told us the story of the nights that August went missing. He never mentioned anything about a hotel, but you got hold of the coroner's report. Drove to the hydro Ventura and went and requested that for investigation report. In his statement, the one that he called the whole truth e- said that you know what six o'clock after? I mean is wife left, and then he couldn't get hold of her. And then he was roaming the streets looking for her all night. The actual words kept Houston, his statements were I spent the night driving around trying to find her and having no idea what she could be. This is in the coroner's report, quote on December the fifth twenty seventeen to poke silently eight AM. I spoke to the deceased husband, his room Sheraton hotel, Nicole rails case. So your wife is missing, and you decide to go and check into the Sheraton. He said to the coroner that the reason why he checked into the show was because there'd been a power outage. It is home. I. I mean, I think that, that's what everybody does soon as the lights go off. I mean, the first thing you do is to share tone and get a room, right? Because I mean, there's no candles, or flashlights.
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"Him. A few weeks pass. And then it's the avian the adult video news expo and award seventy at the Hardrock hotel in Las Vegas. It's the biggest night in the porn calendar. One poem person described it to me as it being like pulled from quite a few women here, a wearing t shirts of Kevin's design. It's a drawing of August's face, but looking like a skull underneath of the last words, she tweeted fuck. You'll Kevin has been encouraging porn people to Instagram themselves wearing these shirts as a memorial, and I think the way of shaming those, he says, contributed to death like Jessica Drake everyone's downstairs in the big room of the casino at the fans cue for autographs, what has got a tail. Detail. Like a horse as he learned is except Jessica Drake. She's upstairs in her room on the eleventh floor, refusing interview, requests. Just be comfortable. But then I got word she's willing to talk to me. We start from the beginning. I've held off on talking to anybody or posting about it because it's a horrible situation. I went back six months of my Twitter during all of this. I didn't like a rope. Bully anybody. It's not really to, like I don't. Tissue. Zony afterwards spoken to Kevin that I'd look properly, Jessica Drake's tweets about August. There was something very unexpected about them. She'd written without naming August, if you're eliminating folks, based on the fact that they may have done gay or crossover work your logic is seriously flawed. A couple of other tweets. But none of them were worse than that one with all far more innocuous than I'd anticipated. Of course. Sometimes it's the insults wrapped up his gentle rebukes that can hurt the most. But we really did say mild account help feelings, prized, Kevin concentrated, so much of his attack on Jessica Drake something else. We fact checked Jackson wheelers claim that his cyanide tweets were sent after August died, and it turns out, he's right August could never have seen it. None of this seems kind of particular aggressive hush. For to be at all. I would sit just sit in my house and just read the tweets that I posted that day. Offer. Got afraid to leave the house. I was on the floor in my house, in Dr in peace care, really clear, Jessica was talking about the weeks before Kevin released a statement, she to see two oh, many pylon in the days after August staff, from people who felt that she shouldn't have got involved, then can Kevin statement. Her husband, or her, her partner or posted that blog if people started re tweeting it. Without without even considering if anything, you know, like was true, and it was just because the blog was titled the truth, it was immediately accept. It is the truth as because so much worse for me. Jessica isn't exaggerating about how bad things have caught fire mater, meet the veteran porn performer Mercedes Carreira. And this is what you say about Jessica, so I actually wasn't aware of this fog post, until after it was posted because I posted something on Twitter of all places. Jessica, it was a re tweet of helpful information for suicide hotline. And so there's no, that's the woman that killed August teams and I and it was a fan. And, and I was after the start Kevin released dessert after it was after that. And, and then this fan posted me, this blog postcode. Well, this is the truth, and Kevin it. And so I'm sitting here deduction was going like, look, I don't know. Jessica, drew. Well, but my experience, I she's not a malicious human, and I don't think that she would have said anything it seemed off. And then I see this post in its pre implicate just could drink in August, and I'm going, well, maybe this is somebody who's grieving trying to find some washable conclusion. Or maybe it's an obligation. I can't tell but I do know that fans are coming to be doing what you should work for wicked. They're horrible company and killed August. And how did this horrible tragedy turn into a schism divide in the industry? It doesn't make any sense. Cash. If your wife tied, why would you do that? And then I go, I don't know because I've never had a spouse that tight, so it's kind of like it just seemed it seemed a little outplays. The real vitual is coming from group of people who felt like they had been violated by waving excluded. And that, that was something that I thought was interesting. He didn't address address Jessica Drake really is, she's just kind of a peripheral proponent of inclusion like I am I met her husband really long time ago. Really long time ago. And he was so nice. I've only seen him a couple of other times over the years. I've always told him. Hi. How are you? Is at this point in the interview that something happens. Jessica stuff to say some mysterious code things to me and become this really weird container of knowledge. People are coming to meet in. They're telling me things about him, and heard a relig-. It's so much tough. And I'm like, why can't listen? I'm I feel in a way like they're trying to tell it to me to make me feel better. It's just complicating things and. Sometimes it just gets its who much thing you said about you being a repository for the information about people telling you things about relationship is anything, you can say about that. The company. Okay. And I feel like somebody needs say, but it can't sick fucking asshole in this situation. And if I say it looks like I say to take away when snow, it's bad. And so many people told me just want it. Somebody to help me. And. It's
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"Up. Lucas, fellow porn people, a tweeting this half things like it's extremely unfair to be blacklisted because ridiculous, naive stigmatism created by unethical homophobes, and I've been doing films over eight years. And I've not contracted anything because my health and safety comes first, so, yes, offense taken, then the were less reasonable tweets like you may be the stupidest woman. I've come across in fifteen years of this industry. Next time use your brain, while openly being cut on Twitter, and turns out being an uneducated homophobic, didn't get your Pat on the head. Maybe think next time before you would form it for tension and the world is awaiting your apology for you to swallow a cyanide pill. She couldn't look away from that phone. No matter how many times, I tried to get her to stop and I would constantly be like let's get away from this. Let's put this down. Let's do something, and she would be like okay, and then she would like fall right back into it. I'd like walk out of the room for a couple of minutes, thinking, she's getting ready. And then she's back on that phone. I'm not the nicest person in the world. So I'm sort of, like you know what we're cities you do what you feel is right? And fuck everyone else your body. It's your choice. I got your back no matter what. There was one specific person bothered her. A lot now is Jessica Drake. Jessica J his poll royalty. She starred in some two hundred and thirty seven films over in nineteen year career most of them big budget features with the high end porn company. Wicked pictures Kevin seems to lay much of the blame for August. Steph, I'm Jessica Drake. I think she has presented herself as the sort of social Justice warrior spokesperson for the industry, and I think it's a fraud, and I'll tell you why. This is a woman who may be performs eight to ten times a year. She has no idea what it's like for the real working performers who have to do ten or fifteen scenes a month and the toll that takes on their body. And she is decreeing from her ivory tower. It's true that as a contract performer with wicked pictures, one of the few high end Poon companies that survived the proliferation of free. Online porn. Jessica drake. Ca some pretty unique privileges should be picky about which performance. She works with, and she can insist the men wear condoms. Hence Kevin's complaint that it was hypocritical of her to pass judgment on August. Choices Mercedes response to me at one point before she disappeared was just Drake. Hates me. She wasn't crying. You know, she wasn't outwardly distressed. She said, I'm going to go. I'm gonna go tanning. I'm going to go to the gym, which was her to kind of favorite things, I said, okay. You know. And she got dressed, we, we hugged and you know, said I love you to each other, and she walked out that door disappeared. And now is at six forty at night, did she go to the gym while I don't know. I went to the gym to try to find her. She wasn't there. You know, I'm a bit of a worry wart the same time. That night is when the Santa Paula fires started. I'm not we're not far from the Santa Paula fires probably fifteen twenty minutes that night with a chaotic on in southern California that were out of control brushfires eighteen miles away from Kevin August's home in Camarillo, spreading intense spayed, because of the high winds bites o'clock that night, five hundred acres earning three hours later. It was ten thousand acres. There were fatalities a seventy year old attorney crashed her car died because of smoke. Inhalation Twenty-nine horses burned to death within an hour of her leaving less than an hour. I had started texting her because the wind had started to get kind of crazy. She didn't respond to me. That's and that's when I started calling her and no response. And I must have called her I can't even tell you thousands of times at night. And. By nine o'clock. The power went out everywhere was like a ghost town in Camarillo. And in the corresponding areas, there was no power. The wind was so strong. Push me over could push my car inside of the road was probably fifty miles an hour and then. All you could hear sirens in the background and you could see this like red blaze in the horizon and. I have never felt dread like that. And then I started calling hospitals, I sort of calling the police, but with the fires, and with the lack of power help wasn't coming. And then the next morning is when the coroners contact me. She had taken her life in a park in Camarillo. Even though the winds felt strong enough to push Kevin's car over, and she only way two hundred and fourteen pounds. She had managed to tie slip note, climate tree, and highness sell from it. She was twenty three by the time she died, she had performed in two hundred and seventy six scenes, the ones that ended up on the free porn sites porn up to this day, a bio has been the present tense still alive have been viewed four hundred and fifty million times. I'm from Canada had three jobs. I worked at subway. A tanning salon, and I also would bartend at night left behind this interview that she recorded five months before her death, the poll direct podcast Holly Randall. They sent this Email to sky from hustler or whatever, and I was like, hey, I would like to get into the foreign industry. And he got back to me within fifteen minutes. Of course he. Within two weeks. I flew out to California. What does August aims doing her free time? I call my mom and I talked to my old friends from Canada. Fucking on my Twitter and Instagram all the fucking time, you know. Yeah, when I'm depressed I tried looking for, like a happy selfie. I took like a month earlier. So I can post it on my Instagram. But then even then I'm like I don't even want to fucking post that.
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"The last days of August contained some explicit and upsetting material involving sexuality assault and self harm. It may not be suitable for all audiences. February two months since August died. The porn community has been hitting the same room miss that I have the Twitter bullying may not have been the reason for her death. So speculation is running wild some point people are taking matters into that own hands and becoming amateur. Detectives, remember, her name Stein techs couple of my friends are just jokingly select launcher murder, and all three of them said that, that's what I think too. I was an old work colleague, Kevin's, Yoshi obese shea and his porn director, axel Braun. I mean it's not like I'm a conspiracy theorist you know, she weighed on route fourteen pounds. I think it's fifty miles an hour wind and you have to climb up a tree. I don't know that you can climb up that tree with that huge trunk and just go up there and put the finger. And then I can then for done and calculate, our long, this thing's going to be, so that when you fall down, you're not hitting the farming. It's not an easy thing. And he's a makeup artist who lives with August often and didn't want to be identified when I found out the Perth thought that came into my mind. Would she referred? She was murdered. They'd be with her husband. So that's usually the next. From this makeup artist. I learned that the porn community has become. So uneasy these past weeks. One point star Mercedes Carreira has decided to do something about it. I can reach out to her and catering contact with you guys before I take you to my interview with Mercedes Carreira. I want to stop for a moment and tell you something these first interviews were recorded in early twenty eighteen but this is the John of a year later talking, who would my produce Selena spent ten months investigating August. Steph. I don't want this to be one of those shows that creates narrative tension by fuelling suspicion that a person might be a murderer so I want to tell you that, while we uncover some extraordinary, unexpected things or devastating mysteries will reveal themselves and be solved. This will not out to be a murder mystery. But we don't know that for sure back in February twenty eighteen when we meet Mercedes Carreira. Her car in a parking Welt somewhere in the valley, we were all absolutely devastated by August, because she was just a gentle, little young woman that you it seemed odd to us. And so I was talking to friend of mine, who's in a big three letter agency, and I was like, hey, this is really kind of strange will you guys unfortunately it's on his jurisdiction so he could do is pass it along. I've talked to several other friends for law enforcement nail said odd Mercedes lists for me the things she's finding out this, Kevin statement, the one that pinned much of the blame onto Jessica Drake in looking at kind of how quickly fingers being pointed something about it just it just seemed a little off animosity. I think between Jessica on August, then Mercedes says this the way this will cast took her life. I do a lot of work with veteran community come from a military family. So the veteran community is very adopted. Self harm. It's difficult to tie Slipknot. I met veterans who've tried to hang themselves and failed it. So. It is managed to go to war, and kill people who couldn't succeed in their own deaths in that way. So somebody with anxiety climate tree in the middle of that. I mean look, any combination of us psychotropic drugs can potentially have people superhuman things. I'm not saying it's not possible. It just seems it's unusual. Mercedes has has suspicions, not necessarily about Kevin, who she's always had a good working relationship with experience in working with Kevin Kevin's always been very pleasant with me. I never personally experienced any sort of temporary or violence from him. So even in my inquiry to my friend who is law enforcement. It wasn't necessarily coming from a place of I think Kevin did this. But, but, but also, I was thinking, well, maybe she went, maybe she was wandering on the street, and she was higher. Something some guy, killer, what concern me was that given her career? It was very easy for everyone to go like, look another porn died. Big deal. Right. It off and not properly biscuit safety suspicions far from the only ones floating around the porn wounds. But first, let me tell you something about August's past. She was born Mercedes rebel ski into an army family Nova Scotia. Canada one thousand nine hundred four but you always dreamed of moving to California she told the podcast Holly, Rondo a few months before she died. I just wasn't happy living in this shitty little town. You know, I've always wanted to move to California, and my mom would always say, you know, sink more. Realistically, and in my head, I was like that Israel, is that I can go to California moved to California in twenty thirteen Kevin almost immediately. She was nineteen he was thirty nine who married in twenty fourteen but 2017 that moved to come Rio forty miles from the valley, Kevin told me he moved from this, that they could have life together away from Capone friends, who could be toxically gossipy like being back at high school, as it happens Mercedes Carreira describes porn people that way to me, too. I tried to prevent August because I met her on set for about three years ago. She's so beautiful and so young these girls were being very mean to her on Twitter keeping by these girls don't go to college there straight out of high school into the porn industry. So the things that. Most people will deal with this coeds and sororities. They're dealing with on the public stage. I mean, this is their coming of age, and they're doing it in the public arena. So and talked to her about this, and I wanted really wanted to get together with her Kevin boy seemed a little reticent. I don't know if he was just more private and didn't wanna get with people in general, I cannot say, but there were rumors must have very controlling about who's she societas way. And, and granted I'm not for pure, so maybe she didn't want to get together with me. It's possible you know, but she was she seemed happy to have someone overs more neutral to talk to, and I kinda hope to develop that friendship with her looks Bucharest's friends complained that they banned. So her anymore of should move to come Rio, though, she wasn't totally without friends, who was Emma Hicks. Sorry, I don't know how to wear this, like a really hard time, getting it out, or melt me to make up group pulled set in a rented house. The valley. I know this about talking to me, not least because she asked Kevin with she Stu this interview. And he said, yes, then he gave her instructions. When he told me to talk to you guys. He said, make sure you focus on the bullying and your fun memories with her. And yet, everyone knows we had fun memories together. Everyone already knows that, but people need to see the issue. So that's why I'm talking to it. There was more to the just the bullies she's to party all the time, but ever since she married, Kevin. She stayed at home and not only I noticed that. But a lot of other people notice that, you know, it only be me and her heinous would never be the three of us. But when mean her would leave to go because we went to a party in November of two thousand sixteen that was a while ago. I know but when we went out she he made sure he was like be back at this time about, you know what I mean, to me, it's like she's a grown woman people's, you know, worried about up. She wasn't bekker's. And you could tell he cares about her. And so I didn't know if that was just him being carrying, or if that was him being control. And it was really hard to tell. But when she was around him. And when I was there, she just seemed like she was very nervous around him. I'm not nervous. But like. She wasn't herself around him as she was with me. He did seem controlling. I remember this one time me and her were hanging out. We're on in her room and he came in, and we were laughing and talking. And all of a sudden, once he came in the room, it just like we just went silent, and it's like she couldn't talk. But what we were talking about in front of him 'cause it would make him mad, you know. Light like leases temper. No, no, no. I've never like not mad, but just like just like upset like he would just kind of be like. Yeah. So limb in going into the whole anger thing, I've never seen because I know you're probably gonna ask me this. I don't know if you are not. But I don't know. He didn't seem like the physical abusive type. To spend the poll director, Mike quasar comes into the room. He's about to shoot a scene on the other side of the door and he needs to change the settings on the air conditioner. If you could over here with his not the cutter, dial at that should be home. So. Now they're done talking. They'll be owning. Okay. So I called him not too long ago, the other day and he was yelling at me on the phone like yelling at me, and I did nothing wrong. I was just saying, hey, I think I need to speak out about the truth, but saying what I need to say to about August, and he was yelling at me. And I said, if this is the way you talk to August, like, you know, she must have really been upset the yelling. He said, you can't tell her dirty little secrets, and he kept saying that repeatedly can't tell her dirty little secrets. He kept saying, we don't we don't want people to know this. We don't want people to know about her eating disorder and depression, suicidal thoughts, and I said, they aren't her dirty little secrets there, the problems that in issues that she was struggling with. So that's what we're yelling back and forth about nothing. The thing that Emma wants to say something that if it's true, does sound startling an extraordinary. Yes. I know that Kevin ex-girlfriend someone I don't know the tree August said that. She killed herself. Another person saying that she is in a mental institution when no matter what the thing is to me and to others, it's a little fishy. How you know two girls in his life. Scene to have gone like not say, August has gone crazy. But I just it just some something clicked in their head, where their dislike I'm so done with this. You know, is that make sense?
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"The last days of August contained some explicit and upsetting material involving sexuality assault and self harm. It may not be suitable for all audiences. I work a lot. So it my free time. I really just chill out. I have my two cats. Cushion ninja shop at target. You know, like who doesn't solve a targeted targets the best hires jai? Like I'm normally now with just like a little crazy job. I love your snort, by the way. So speaking if you're dorky silly personality, we see that a lot of that on your Twitter profile, which, by the way for those listening wet, we're we find you on Twitter allow you can find me on Twitter. Hats August aims execs ex. That's. A. M. E. S. XXX. We just spent a year making podcast about the tech takeover. The porn industry. This was may and my producer lean. Would found a porn world that seemed like a kind of family people looks out for each other. We left in the summer of twenty seventeen in all the poor. Six months later, something terrible happened. One of the world's most famous porn stars is now dead only days after controversy erupted over her alleged anti gay remarks. The full fury of Twitter came down our names, and she was bullied relentlessly online for her supposed- homophobia in December the fifth 2017 style orchestra James real name Mercedes house game committed suicide happened today after she'd been piled in on on Twitter by fellow porn professionals at written about Twitter pylons, I would spend so much time in the poll in world. A seemed right to approach. August husband Kevin for an interview Kevin works in porn to as a producer. A few weeks after we contact him. He emailed back. This was a month after August died said he wants to tell someone the story of how social media bullying killed his wife and decided that it should be me. Creding. Okay. Well, let me start at I wanted to ask you what was her relationship like with with Twitter. I would say she was a hardcore Twitter user. I remember the day she got the blue check Mark on Twitter verified checkmark, that was like I bought her some sort of expensive jewelry recently, and she was more excited about the Twitter checkmark, you know, you never going to believe this all my God. Kevin says, oh, start at an early descend. 2017 Oguz just being booked to fill Masek, sane, the company erotica X two days before it was to be shocked, the producer sent to the name of her scene partner. She went and looked him up and discovered he had done gay work. She then said no refused to work with him and the company decided to cancel her. She was mad. They cancel her. And went on Twitter and expressed her anger towards them. August's. I tweet that day was, whichever lady performance is replacing me tomorrow for Rasa ex news your shoot him with the guy who was gay porn just to let you know, I do my homework for my body gay performers were offended, and they told us so. The next tweet read, not homophobic. Most goes don't shoot with guys who have shocked gay porn for safety. That's just how it is with me. I don't know what they do in their private lives. By now. Word was spreading on Twitter that opponent star had launched an unexpected homophobic, tirade in southern. Pylon, intensified next tweet was more contrite. Sorry, it was just my opinion my body, my roles. Honestly, I'm sorry, if I fended anyone, and then how am I home? Afo bec-, if I myself Matric to two women, not wanted to have sex with gay man is not homophobic. They don't want to have sex with me either, and then a final tweet the last one she ever wrote. Fuck y'all. By one hundred percent support at her. It's her body, her choice. She was not homophobic. She wasn't worried about getting HIV. She was worried about the actual physical act. Why would you wanna work with a guy that may not be attracted to you? Do you think that was it? I think that's what was at the root of it. Yeah. The social Justice warrior anger came out on December fourth, that's where things sort of blew up.
"august" Discussed on The Last Days of August
"I work a lot. So in my free time I really at shell out like I'm normally now with just like a little crazy job. Since being if you're dorky silly personality, we see that a lot of that on your Twitter profile, which, by the way for those listening. You can find me on Twitter at August aims. Execs ex. AM. ES. XXX. You just spent a year making a podcast about the tech takeover with the porn industry. We'd found a porn world that seemed like a kind of family, people looks out for each other six months after we left something terrible happened. According, so she tweeted out, I believe, on December third that she did not want to do a scene with this particular male, performer that she had never heard of this. Oguz Dame's is husband, Kevin, she didn't feel comfortable doing it. Okay. I tweet that day was which ever lady performer is replacing me to mow for rutta ex news. You'll shoot him with a guy who has shot gay porn just to let you know I do my homework for my body. Gay performers were offended, and they told us, so. Next tweet read not homophobic. Most goals. Don't shoot. With guys who have shot gay porn for safety. The pile on intensified associate tweeted, sorry. Honestly, I'm sorry, if I offended anyone. Then August's final tweet fuck you own. She couldn't look away from that phone, and I would constantly be like let's get away from this, and she would be like, oh, okay. And then she would like fall right back into it. She said, I'm going to go tanning. I'm going to go to the gym. We hogs and said, I love you to each other, and she walked out that door disappeared. Within an hour for leaving. I started texting her and no response. And I must have called her thousands of times that night. I have never felt read like that. And then the next morning is when the coroners contacting. She had taken her life in a park in Camarillo. Kevin is Christmas statement about August staff. He wants to post it today. Straight after this interview in it, he names names. He pins much of the blame on the porn star Jessica Drake. Quote mistake, Costa reparable home by using her followers, and stucture in an attempt to silence and bully young impressionable woman. You know, I'm not going to deny this. I'm angry. I lost the woman. I loved to a bunch of people's stupid opinions on social media. So am I supposed to just roll over? A few weeks after Kevin releases a statement. It's the adult video news awards at the hard rock hotel in Las Vegas. Everyone's downstairs in the big room of the casino where the funds cue for autographs. If you won that is except Jessica Drake, the woman Kevin had blamed in his statement. She's upstairs in her room on the eleventh floor nothing. She wants to tell me is cryptic startling. Concerns us suspicions about August's husband, Kevin and become this really weird container of knowledge. Pupil are coming to meet in. They're telling me things about him heard, really, it's so much, and I like somebody say, get sick. Fucking asshole in this situation buddy to help me. Hands. The last days of August is a new audible original from Jon Ronson out on audible on January fourth. I know no one believes me. But she hugged me and kissed me she acted normal. I should've stopped her.