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Gareth Pursehouse Purse house, 45, is on trial for allegedly murdering Harwick, a popular marriage and sex therapist, at her Hollywood Hills home after she spent a night out with friends on Valentine’s Day in 2020.
Amie Harwick told a friend that she believed her ex broke into her home before her death in February 2020Credit: Robert Coshland Gareth Purse house, 45, is on trial and facing life in prison for allegedly murdering Harwick Credit: Court TV
Robert Coshland was close friends with Harwick for nearly a decade Credit: Robert Coshland
If convicted, Purse house could face life in prison for murder and burglary charges. Harwick’s best friend of nearly a decade, Robert Coshland, did not know Purse house personally, since by the time he and Harwick became friends, the couple had already ended their relationship.
“I knew she had expressed a lot of concern about him going on years, many years,” he told The U.S. Sun. “I never knew him. I did n’t know his last name until this happened, to be honest. I just knew his name was Gareth.”
Harwick and Purse house dated until 2012, when she ended the relationship after accusing him of physical abuse, according to court documents. She was able to avoid him for eight years but then ran into him just two weeks before her death at an adult film industry gala.
“He was yelling and screaming and crying in public,” said Coshland. “Falling on the ground and in the fetal position and saying she ruined her life.” “He was unhinged, and [Harwick] was really scared.” Coshland said in the years before Harwick ran into Pursehouse in 2020, she believed he was stalking her but “could never prove it.”
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“And then when she ran into him, she was extremely concerned because he was, like, just overboard bizarre.” Coshland said that he spoke with Harwick about getting a gun or a security system for her home, something she agreed with. “At that point, she said: ‘You know, if anything ever happens to me, it’s definitely him. Gareth did it,'” he said, recounting what Harwick told him.
Harwick told Coshland about her relationship with Pursehouse throughout their friendship, claiming that he had punched her and even pushed her out of a car. He recalled a time Harwick told him that she believed Pursehouse broke into her home after she went on an international trip.
“She called me and she’s like, ‘I think he broke into my house,'” said Coshland. Harwick said that her photo albums were missing, and her computer had been wiped. “I went and looked at her computer, and it was like someone actually removed the operating system from the computer. There’s literally nothing on this computer, not even Windows or anything,” said Coshland.
“And I was like, ‘That’s not something that just happened, somebody did this.’ “In fact, when she ran into him in January of 2020, she said: ‘Hey, you can send those photo albums you took from me back to my parents or whatever.’ “But I don’t know if he responded in any way to that.”
Harwick’s roommate, Michael Herman, woke up at around 1am on February 15 after hearing sounds of struggle in Harwick’s bedroom. He said he couldn’t find his phone so he jumped to a wall and ran to a nearby home for help.
“Somebody just attacked my roommate!” said a frantic Herman during the 911 call. “I heard screaming and I heard her being…” he began to say but was interrupted by the 911 operator. “I know she was being attacked, I heard her get thrown to the ground,” he said.
Harwick’s body was found 20 feet below her bedroom balcony and she died after being taken to the hospital. Her autopsy showed signs of manual strangulation, however, the medical examiner ruled that she died of blunt force trauma to her head and body. Pursehouse was arrested for Harwick’s murder the day she died and was initially released on a $2million bond.
A few days later, he was taken back into custody on a no-bail warrant and has remained in the Los Angeles County jail since. His murder trial began on August 29 but was postponed after August 31 due to an attorney illness. It resumed on September 12 and closing arguments began on Tuesday, September 26.
Harwick was a writer and marriage and family therapist who studied psychology at California Polytechnic University. She worked as a Playboy model in the past but was best known for her career in Hollywood, which included an appearance in the 2015 documentary, Addicted to Sexting. In 2016, she appeared on the reality TV show Braxton Family Values featuring singer Toni Braxton.
As a writer, she was known for publishing the 2014 book The New Sex Bible for Women, which is described on Amazon as “an all-encompassing and fully comprehensive guide for women covering everything from masturbation, oral sex, self-esteem and self- care, sex positions, safety and concerns, and sex aids.”
According to Cosh land, Harwick was working on another book at the time of her death. Comedian Drew Carey dated Harwick after they met at a party in the summer of 2017. Within a year, the couple were engaged but called it quits in 2018, splitting amicably. Following her death, Carey released a statement saying that he was “overcome with grief.”
“Amie and I had a love that people are lucky to have once in a lifetime. She was a positive force in the world, a tireless and unapologetic champion for women, and passionate about her work as a therapist,” he said.
“I am overcome with grief. I would like to thank you in advance for giving myself and everyone who loved Amie privacy while we try to work through this tragic situation.”