Amie Harwick feared leaving her ‘possessive’ ex-boyfriend before he died, friend says
Amie Harwick, the late family therapist, had a toxic relationship with her ex-boyfriend Gareth Pursehouse and she was afraid to leave him before his horrific death, quoted by her friend Maricela “Marcy” Mendoza and reported by FoxNews.
Amie Harwick died three years ago of her injuries after she was found clinging to life under the bedroom balcony of her Hollywood Hills apartment. His death is explored in the first episode of Investigation Discovery’s (ID) new true-crime documentary series, Death by Fame.
Her friend Mendoza said of her relationship with Gareth Pursehouse: “When they were together he was very possessive. He was the kind of person who would say things to you to put you down and make you feel less like yourself.”
She added, “He would joke about you or your appearance and then say, ‘I’m just kidding.’ But he said it in a very vindictive and spiteful way. Amie was afraid to leave him.”
Gareth was an aspiring software engineer and comedian and he dated Amie for a few months in the 2010s.