Hollywood sex therapist Amie Harwick, ex-girlfriend of comedian Drew Carey, was casually writing with a friend a few minutes before his death, according to a new report.
Harwick, 38, died on Saturday in Los Angeles. Her ex-boyfriend Gareth Pursehouse has been charged with first-degree residential burglary and murder on the increased charge of lying pending, making him eligible for the death penalty.
Before his death, Harwick was writing messages with his best friend Robert Coshland, discussing plans for an upcoming trip, according to CBS News.
She sent her last message around 11pm, and she replied at 1am. A few minutes later, at 1.16 am, the police answered a radio call from a “screaming woman”.
Amie Harwick was sending messages with her best friend Robert Coshland (with her left) a few minutes before her death. Her ex-boyfriend Garth Pursehouse (right) has been charged with murder
Harwick and Coshland (together above) were apparently close friends and were writing messages about plans for an upcoming trip a few minutes before his murder
Pursehouse arbitration has been postponed to March 4. The public defender’s office, which represents the 41-year-old, did not immediately return a request for comment.
The coroner’s office declared Harwick’s death a murder on Monday and attributed the blame force injury lawsuit, according to its website.
The Harwick autopsy showed evidence of “manual strangulation,” coroner spokesperson Sarah Ardalani said in an email, noting that the fatal fall from the balcony occurred after an “altercation”.
The agents found evidence of a fight and a forced entry home, police said.
Investigators learned that Harwick had recently expressed fear about an ex-boyfriend and previously filed a restraining order against him, according to a police statement. The restraining order had expired.
Harwick’s website described her as a marriage and sex therapist. She appeared on TV and radio and wrote a book called “The New Sex Bible for Women”.
Carey dated Harwick for two years before the couple separated in 2018, months after announcing their engagement.
“I hope you are lucky enough to have someone in your life that you love as much as she does,” Carey said on Twitter. CBS canceled the “Price is Right” game show for the week while crying.
Pursehouse was initially arrested on Saturday and recorded a $ 2 million bond. He was arrested again on Wednesday with a non-bail warrant.
The special circumstance charge of being on hold means that he is entitled to a death penalty in California if he is convicted.
The coroner’s office declared Harwick’s death a murder Monday and attributed the blame force injury lawsuit, according to its website.
Harwick was previously engaged to Price is Right’s host Drew Carey, but they separated in November 2018 after dating more than a year.
The cops were called to Harwick’s home in the Hollywood hills in the early hours of Saturday morning after reporting a “woman screaming”.
He suffered from serious injuries and died in hospital from blunt injuries to the head and torso.
Authorities said she was attacked and Pursehouse was subsequently arrested in connection with her death. He was released on bond on Tuesday, but was arrested again on Wednesday.
Pursehouse appeared in court on Thursday.
The arrest comes after it emerged that Harwick would suffer a catalog of abuse from her ex-boyfriend, who became obsessed with her after dating ten years ago.
Harwick, who was a well-known sexual therapist and former Playboy model, issued restrictive orders against the photographer in 2011 and 2012, detailing a series of physical attacks.
Amie Harwick, 38, died Saturday and the Los Angeles coroner says she was manually strangled in an altercation and then thrown from a third-floor balcony
Ex-boyfriend Garth Pursehouse has been charged with first-degree residential burglary and murder on charges of special circumstances of waiting
Harwick was found unconscious after falling from a third-floor balcony in her home, pictured
The court documents reviewed by DailyMail.com describe how he once pushed her out of a car on the freeway, and in another accident forced her to the ground and hit her hard in the face.
Harwick accused Pursehouse of suffocating her in May 2011, saying she punched her, slammed her on the ground and covered her mouth to keep her from screaming after they had quarreled. He then kicked her, leaving her covered in bruises and unable to walk.
“There were many arguments in which Gareth Pursehouse suffocated me, suffocated me, pushed me against the walls, kicked me, dropped me hard, held me hard, slammed my head and punched me with a clenched fist, ‘he wrote in paper documents dated June 22, 2011.
Pursehouse was said to have pushed her out of a car on June 18, 2011 and left her on the freeway late at night.
Harwick obtained a temporary restraining order against Pursehouse in 2011 and another was granted less than a year later, which expired in April 2015.
In California, the maximum duration of a restraining order is five years.
Harwick had seen Pursehouse in January of this year at the XBiz adult industry award ceremony in downtown Los Angeles, where he worked as a photographer.
He was a guest of the show, hosted by the porn star Stormy Daniels, and was depicted posing on the red carpet.
Harwick and Pursehouse met at the XBiz Awards on January 16, which is said to rekindle her obsession with her
Pursehouse in the photo circled in red at the XBiz Awards, worked as a photographer and allegedly harassed Harwick. The porn star Stormy Daniels, pictured in a silver dress, hosted the event
A friend told the Los Angeles Times that seeing her seemed to “rekindle her obsessive concern for her.”
Harwick was the author of the book The New Sex Bible for Women.
Previously she was engaged to Price is Right’s guest, Drew Carey, but they separated in November 2018 after dating for more than a year.
She graduated in psychology from California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California. Harwick also holds his masters degrees in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University.
In 2015, Harwick appeared in the popular online documentary titled Addicted to Sexting.
He offered weekly therapy sessions for $ 200 per session, according to his website.