Amie Harwick, Drew Carey’s Ex-Fiance, Murdered – Ex Boyfriend Gareth Pursehouse Arrested
Dr. Amie Harwick, Hollywood sex therapist and ex-fiance of Drew Carey, was killed at her home on Saturday, and an ex-boyfriend has been arrested in her death, officials said.
Harwick’s ex-boyfriend, Gareth Pursehouse, 41, was arrested in connection with her death. She had filled a restraining order against him, but it had expired. Police said they had seen each other in the weeks leading up to her death, and Harwick had recently expressed fear of him.
Harwick, 38, was found on the ground unresponsive below her third story window. Police said her injuries were consistent with a fall. She was brought to a hospital where she later died from her injuries.
“On Saturday, February 15, 2020, around 1:16 a.m. Hollywood patrol officers responded to a radio call of a ‘woman screaming’ in the 2000 block of Mound Street in Hollywood Hills,” the Los Angeles Police Department said on Sunday.
Harwick’s roommate was able to escape the apartment to call for help and meet the police officers outside to tell them Harwick was being assaulted.
An investigation showed a possible forced entry to the apartment and a struggle upstairs.
On Sunday, Hollywood’s Twitter users mourned the loss of their friend and therapist:
fucking enraged to hear this news…she was my therapist. …we spoke in detail about my past history w domestic abuse. She dedicated her LIFE to helping women like me. feels unreal. RIP dr.amie https://t.co/v9AR3Xf4hE
— kelsey darragh (@kelseydarragh) February 17, 2020
I am utterly heartbroken. And angry. I knew Amie when she made the choice to go to school to be a therapist. She loved helping others. She told me about this ex and her frustrations. Devastated. She deserved so much better. https://t.co/s2ME3mLyUv
— Free Dominguez (@freedominguez) February 17, 2020
I was so saddened to receive this news today. Dr Amie Harwick was my therapist. Her work changed my life. It’s truly heartbreaking that she passionately dedicated her life helping others heal from trauma and live freely. This shouldn’t have happened to her https://t.co/UepogmktSH
— Emily Sears (@emilysears) February 17, 2020
Dr. Amie Hardwick helped countless of women to heal and to take back her power, deal with trauma and leave abusive situations. She’s taken away from us in a violent way but yet another angry man. Rest in power Amie.
— Raquel Rojas (@RachiRojas) February 17, 2020