Why Drew Carey forgave ex-fiancée Amie Harwick’s alleged murderer
Drew Carey says he’s forgiven Gareth Pursehouse, the man who charged with murdering the “The Price Is Right” host’s ex-fiancée Amie Harwick
“After Amie’s murder, I took a week off. Really, I couldn’t function,” Carey, 61, said in a pre-recorded interview on Wednesday with the hosts of “The Talk,” which aired on Friday.
When he got back to the show a week later, he explained that they were filming episodes for “Kids Week,” which gave him an opportunity to talk to high school students about Harwick’s death.
“I talked to them about how I forgave the guy who murdered Amie,” he said. “I did it as soon as I could, right away because he was mentally ill, the guy was abused when he was a kid and, you know, you have to be able to forgive people like that. You know, I wish he never did it, or I wish he never met her. When you forgive people, that doesn’t mean you have to hang out with them and be their friend.”
He continued, “It’s important for high school kids to hear and people in general to hear. It would be so easy to carry around … every day think about revenge, which is not coming. There’s nothing that’ll make up for what he did … I really try to practice instant forgiveness and unconditional love, the closest you can get to that, the better you are and I fall short all the time.”
Harwick, a well-known Hollywood therapist, was strangled and thrown over the third-floor balcony of her Hollywood Hills apartment on Feb. 15.
Pursehouse, her ex-boyfriend, was arrested and charged with one count each of murder and first-degree residential burglary with the special circumstance allegation of lying in wait. He pleaded not guilty on Thursday and is set to return to court on June 24.
“She was beautiful and fun, and cared deeply about people and improving their lives and was just a joy to be around. And I was so in love with her,” Carey said on his SiriusXM show back in February. He added that Pursehouse, 41, had allegedly been stalking her for 10 years and she was “deathly afraid” of him.
Three days later, Carey — who was engaged to Harwick in 2018 — attended her wake in Pennsylvania.
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