‘I Didn’t Write Him the Emails…I Think He Probably Made Them Up Himself’ : ‘Baby Reindeer’s’ Alleged Real Martha Denies Stalking Claims On Piers Morgan

The woman believed to be the inspiration for Richard Gadd‘s Netflix megahit “Baby Reindeer” has denied being a stalker

Published Time: 09.05.2024 - 22:31:37 Modified Time: 09.05.2024 - 22:31:37

The woman believed to be the inspiration for Richard Gadd‘s Netflix megahit “Baby Reindeer” has denied being a stalker.

Fiona Harvey, who is said to have inspired the character of Gadd’s stalker Martha, appeared on Piers Morgan’s YouTube talk show “Piers Morgan Uncensored” in a pre-recorded interview on Thursday evening U.K. time, where she told Morgan she is prepared to take legal action and the truth will come out during the legal process.

“I didn’t write him the s,” she told Morgan.

When asked by Morgan who did send him the s, she replied: “I think he probably made them up himself, I’ve no idea.”

She also described the situation as “obscene” and “horrendous,” although said she hadn’t watched the show.

“Baby Reindeer,” which launched on Netflix last month and quickly rose to the top of the streamer’s list of most popular shows, is a limited series from Clerkenwell Films. It is based on a live show by Gadd in which he recounts the true story of his attempts to transition from barman to comedian — including how he ended up being stalked for six months by a customer and was sexually -

assaulted by a man in the entertainment industry he had hoped would mentor him.

Gadd claimed he had changed enough details about his stalker, named Martha in the show and played by Jessica Gunning, to ensure she wouldn’t be recognized but fans quickly began combing through the internet and identified a woman named Fiona Harvey as a possible candidate.

In the series Martha is portrayed as a Scottish fantasist who claims to be a high-powered lawyer with impressive political contacts but in real life was a pitiful figure with a conviction for stalking. Over the course of six months she sends Gadd’s character Donny thousands of s as well as targeting his parents and assaulting his girlfriend.

Harvey, who is Scottish and studied law, was once reportedly given a police warning for stalking.

Netflix declined to comment. Reps for Clerkenwell and Gadd did not respond to Variety by press time.

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