Mike Portnoy lashed out at online trolls following the suicide of 23-year old p*rn star August Ames, who hung herself after being attacked via Twitter for saying she does not want to work with male pornstars who had done gay porn due to fear of STD.
“I’m seeing stories on my Twitter feed about a 23-year-old porn star (not the point) who committed suicide today because of internet harassment… this is a REAL ISSUE that needs to be taken seriously!!! CYBERBULLYING mixed with DEPRESSION & SUICIDE is a big problem!!! #STOPTHETROLLS
“At some point these cyberbullies need to be held accountable for the horrible things they post online… I’m not certain, but I ‘have a hunch’ that Internet trolls played a part in the depression to people like Keith Emerson, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington and Robin Williams.”