Drew Carey is opening up in regards to the tragic demise of his former fiancée, Hollywood therapist Amie Harwick.
In an emotional sit-down with 48 Hours that aired Saturday night time, the Worth is Proper host mirrored on the homicide of Harwick by the hands of a violent ex-boyfriend two years in the past on Valentine’s Day weekend.
“I take into consideration her each single day,” Carey informed 48 Hours correspondent Erin Moriarty. “I don’t know if I’ll ever wish to have a good time Valentine’s Day with a dinner. You realize? I simply don’t wish to do something.”
Within the revealing interview, Carey spoke about falling in love with Harwick, 38, who was recognized in Hollywood as an advocate for girls and sexual well being.
“I fell so arduous for her,” Carey defined. “She was actually sensible. You need an intimate relationship the place you possibly can speak in confidence to any person fully and be your self. And he or she was that for me.”
Ultimately, the couple broke up. Carey attributes the cut up to his hectic profession, saying, “it was so painful.”
“We had some issues, and at last needed to name it a day,” he shared. Nevertheless, the couple remained buddies after the breakup.
Shortly earlier than her demise, Harwick despatched Carey a textual content asking to see him.
“I received a textual content from her. ‘I’d like to get along with you and discuss.’ And I mentioned, ‘Yeah. I’d love to try this, I really like you,'” Carey recalled. Nevertheless, he by no means received that likelihood to see her once more.
“I by no means received it,” he shared. “I by no means received an opportunity to do it.”
Regardless of the tragedy, Carey finds large consolation in understanding how a lot she cared for him.
“That is the large solace that I get from it, is that she beloved me and I am glad I may get that message to her earlier than she died,” Carey mentioned.
Harwick had beforehand notified a number of buddies that she had run right into a harmful ex-boyfriend, Gareth Pursehouse. Nevertheless, she did not seem upset on the night time of her demise, and celebrated with buddies at a burlesque present.
Sadly, the night took a flip afterward. Within the early morning hours of Feb. 15, 2020, LAPD officers responded to a name for a “lady screaming.” They discovered Harwick mendacity on the bottom, crushed and battered and unresponsive below the third-floor balcony of her Hollywood Hills residence. She later died, with the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s workplace revealing the reason for demise as blunt power accidents of the top and torso suffered when she “fell from a balcony after altercation.” There was additionally “proof of guide strangulation.”
Proof led investigators to Pursehouse, who was arrested and charged with homicide. He has pleaded not responsible.
Instantly after listening to the information of Harwick’s demise, Carey believed Pursehouse was concerned.
“Once I heard that she was murdered, straight away I believed, ‘oh it is gotta be that man,'” Carey shared.
There was additionally new proof launched within the 48 Hours broadcast. On the crime scene, authorities found a syringe that contained nicotine they discovered on Harwick’s balcony. Prosecutors imagine the syringe is proof of Pursehouse’s intent to homicide Harwick.
For individuals who beloved Harwick, her tragic demise is a reminder of how passionate she was about serving to others. Carey famous that she cared deeply about home violence points and serving to sufferers who had been victims of sexual abuse, and that he hopes her demise will carry consciousness to the commonality of intimate associate violence.
“She cared a lot about serving to individuals,” mentioned Carey. “That was her life’s objective. She simply wished to assist individuals. Particularly girls. You may’t be an individual on this nation and never know a girl who hasn’t been a sufferer of home violence. You simply can’t. And it’s actually an issue that not sufficient individuals acknowledge.”
Within the meantime, Carey mentioned the vacation weekend will stay a difficult one.
“Valentine’s Day sucks now,” Carey mentioned. “That’s not a great day to recollect.”