Amie Harwick, the Hollywood-based therapist, engaged before with Drew Carey, was found in to be injured at her house and died after.
The ex-boyfriend, Gareth Pursehouse, was arrested and charged with murder.
Harwick was found unresponsive below a balcony and had some injuries. She was 38, whereas Pursehouse is 41 years old.
Authorities said that they responded to reports on Saturday at 1:16 a.m. and was noted that a woman was screaming at home in the Hollywood Hills, saying a roommate narrated that Harwick was being assaulted.
They met the roommate on the street. “The roommate had jumped a wall and went to neighbouring residences to call for help’” LAPD said.
Officers said that Harwick was grave injured and unresponsive. The Los Angeles Fire Department brought her to a local hospital and died there.
According to investigations, there were struggles of evidence seen and forced entry into her home.
There was a restraining order from Pursehouse that Harwick file but unfortunately had just expired recently showing that fear she has from her former boyfriend.
LAPD said that she saw him two weeks ago too.
LAPD’s statement said, “Detectives learned that [the] victim had recently expressed fear about a former boyfriend and had previously filed a restraining order against this person. The restraining order had expired, and the victim had seen this former boyfriend two weeks ago.”
Pursehouse has a $2 million bail according to the records. Currently, it is unknown if he has a lawyer. He worked as a photographer and a software engineer and developer and is now the lead architect at Internet Brands.
Harwick and Carey were engaged in 2018 but ended their relationship last year.
There is no comment yet from Carey regarding the said tragedy.
Harwick graduated from California Polytechnic University and Pepperdine University with specialities of marriage, family and sex therapy as per her website. She had appeared in a documentary “Addicted to Sexting” and had her book “The New Sex Bible for Women” in 2014.
According to her profile in IMBD: Amie has worked with a variety of populations of clients in a variety of settings ranging from a private practice to community based mental health facilities.
She has worked with a range of clients including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, sexually exploited teenagers, juvenile sex offenders, children with trauma, court-mandated adults, divorce, sexual identity issues, chronic pain, sex addiction, Bipolar disorder, displaced adolescents, and domestic violence.
A well-known therapist in West Hollywood, she has appeared on podcasts regularly, tv and she has her own YouTube channel for her work. She was also a former Playboy model.
Her friends and clients mourned for her sudden loss.
Emily Sears shared on her Twitter, “[Harwick] was my therapist; her work changed my life. It’s truly heartbreaking that she passionately dedicated her life, helping others health from trauma and live freely.”
Kelsey Darragh also tweeted, “We spoke in detail about my history w [sic] domestic abuse. She dedicated her LIFE to helping women like me. Feels unreal. RIP Dr Amie.”
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