Gareth Pursehouse is 41 years old California man who has been charged in the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Dr. Amie Harwick. Amie Harwick was 38 years old and Ex-Wife of Drew Carey is found dead at her Hollywood Hills home on Saturday.
According to the report, Gareth Pursehouse, Harwick’s 41-year-old ex-boyfriend, is a suspect in her death and was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder on Saturday afternoon.
“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.” When officers arrived, Harwick’s roommate met them in the street and informed officers that she was being assaulted. The roommate had escaped by jumping over a wall and going to a neighboring residence to call for help.
The investigation revealed possible evidence of a struggle upstairs as well as forced entry into the residence, police said. Gareth Pursehouse, 41, was arrested around 4:30 p.m. Saturday by FBI-LAPD Fugitive Task Force members on suspicion of murder outside his residence in Playa Del Rey.
He is being held on $2 million bails. Police said they believed that Harwick’s ex-boyfriend, Gareth Pursehouse, forced his way into her apartment and a struggle then ensued. They said that Harwick was fearful of Pursehouse and had recently taken a restraining order out against him, though the order ended two weeks ago.
Who is Amie Harwick?
Dr. Amie Harwick, a well-known Hollywood family, and sex therapist were killed Saturday at her home in the Hollywood Hills, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. LAPD said in a statement this evening.
Harwick had made a name for herself in her field and published a popular book, The New Sex Bible for Women. As the book’s description noted, it was something of a self-help guide for women that positioned Harwick as an expert in the field.
Harwick was also active on social media, frequently posting videos to YouTube in which she spoke about the importance of self-care, mental health, relationships, and a range of other topics.
Amie Harwick recently had expressed concerns about an Ex-boyfriend Gareth Pursehouse.
TMZ reported that she recently expressed concerns about an ex-boyfriend and had once sought and received a restraining order against her ex, Pursehouse, and said she feared he would harm her.
Pursehouse was arrested around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday in the 8100 blocks of Carbona Drive in Playa Del Rey by members of an FBI-LAPD Fugitive Task Force. Police said the investigation was ongoing. It was not immediately clear if Purshouse had a lawyer.
A day before her death, Harwick took to Instagram to reflect on the Valentine’s Day holiday and what it means to people. In a thoughtful post, she wrote “Many people are celebrating love today. Whether you are in a relationship or not, exposure to this could feel overwhelming if you are in an unhealthy relationship, dissatisfied with your relationship status, unhappy in your relationship, or feeling pressured to be in a relationship. I think that Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to be mindful and redirect thoughts about love to platonic love. There is so much cultural emphasis on romantic love, but let’s be thankful for the authentic love that we give and receive to friends.”
Harwick, who was a Playboy model before starting her practice specializing in psychotherapy and sex therapy, was reportedly engaged to television star Drew Carey before the couple split in 2018. Bail for Pursehouse was set at $2 million pending his initial court appearance.
Gareth Pursehouse Career
He has a Youtube Channel under his name and till now has 121 subscribers. However, his videos have amassed a total of over 546,000 views, but Pursehouse uploaded his last video in October 2015.
On October 15, 2015, he uploaded a video titled “Oh deer, oh deer…” and the description reads “I was not at all prepared for how intense the deer was going to be about food. I had a bag of apples ( FOR ME! ), and they were on me like nobodies business. You can’t tell in the video, but a few of them were knocking the others to get at me for the apple bits I was biting off and feeding to them. It was awesome :).”
In another video, he expressed his thought about Pantheon in Rome and he wrote “I just thought this was neat… spinning in the center of the Pantheon in Rome. That place is beautiful! I make sure to visit it whenever I’m in the area. And yes, I was very dizzy by the end of it :).”