FAMOUS sex therapist Amie Harwick, who was killed at her Los Angeles home, suffered from “severe trauma” in multiple relationships, according to her former model pal.
Harwick, 38, died from blunt force injuries to her head and torso on Saturday — and hours later, her ex-boyfriend Gareth Pursehouse, 41, was arrested in connection with her death.
Harwick had a recently-expired restraining order against Pursehouse — as well as her former friend Kyara Zobel, who told The Sun this week Harwick “experienced severe trauma in several relationships.”
“Amie did what she needed to feel safe,” Zobel, otherwise known as Kyara Tyler, said. “I don’t blame her one bit.”
She said she knows “people are aware” of Harwick’s restraining order against her, which Los Angeles court documents show was filed in March 2015.
The docs don’t explicitly state why the order was sought, but Zobel claimed “it was a misunderstanding.”
“Misunderstandings go to court every day, that was nothing more than that,” she said.
“I told her I was sorry, if I had gone through what she had gone through I might have understood how scary the ending of relationships was for her.”
She continued: “I told her to her face I was sorry for the petty arguments and I absolutely never would have harmed her.”
“My only regret is not having the courage to re-establish our friendship as she was so loving and forgiving I am sure that could have been a possibility.”
“I have missed her and I will continue to do so,” Zobel said.
On Monday, Zobel wrote in an Instagram post: "The system failed you, we all failed you.”
“If I could go back now I would kick and claw and scream at the top of my lungs till they put him away."
"No one took this as serious as it needed to be taken. You were single handedly one of the brightest things in my life, and the largest loss, and now this."
Kobel said the last time she saw Harwick, she cried "her eyes out" and told her she was sorry.
It appears both women posed for Bench Warmer International, a company that makes trading cards featuring female models.
Harwick's recent ex, 61-year-old Drew Carey, said he's "overcome with grief" following her death.
"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."
Harwick and Carey, host of The Price is Right and Whose Line is it Anyway?, began dating in 2017.
The couple became engaged in early 2018 before splitting less than a year later.
Before she died, Harwick had told police she was scared about an ex-boyfriend — and it’s believed she saw Pursehouse two weeks ago.
It's unclear when her restraining order against him expired, as police only said it recently happened.
Harwick initially filed a restraining order against Pursehouse in 2011, but was dismissed a month later because of a "lack of prosecution."
Another restraining order was granted against Pursehouse in April 2012, according to court records.
Harwick's friend told KABC Pursehouse "was a stalker" -- and when Harwick broke up with him, "he didn't take it well at all."
"He'd do stupid stuff and say stupid stuff. You'd tell him, 'Move on dude, leave her alone' — and he wouldn’t."
Cops were called to Harwick's home in Los Angeles just after 1am on Saturday for a report of a "woman screaming."
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When they arrived on scene, they met Harwick’s roommate outside of the building, as he had fled the place to try to call for help, and he told them Harwick was being assaulted inside.
Harwick was found with grave injuries after apparently falling from a third-floor balcony and was unconscious — and later died at a hospital, police said.
There was evidence of forced entry into her home and signs of a struggle inside, cops said.
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