Alleged real-life Martha from Baby Reindeer denies 'psychotic' Richard Gadd's story (Full interview here)

Fiona Harvey, a woman claiming to be the real-life Martha from Netflix's Baby Reindeer, appears on Piers Morgan Uncensored to tell her side.
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We're just about a month out from the release of Netflix's latest big hit Baby Reindeer, the British dark dramedy that follows an aspiring comedian who starts being stalked by a woman named Martha. The series has been applauded for creator and star Richard Gadd's vulnerability in not shying away from sensitive topics as his character deals with trauma. The show has seen an impressive number of views, and it's on its way to becoming one of the most-watched Netflix shows. And if you haven't heard, it's based on a true story.

Since the show was released, viewers have been, unfortunately, digging, trying to locate who the real-life Martha is. Though Gadd has asked people to stop trying to find her identity, people on the internet just can't be stopped, apparently. On April 26, the Daily Mail published an interview with a woman alleging she is the person Gadd depicts in Baby Reindeer, who preferred to remain nameless. In the interview, she denies Gadd's story, saying she's actually the victim. Eyebrows raised from fans of the series, and now, a woman named Fiona Harvey is saying she's the real-life Martha — and she wants to tell her story.

Woman alleging to be Baby Reindeer's real-life Martha speaks out

It hasn't been confirmed if Fiona Harvey is the same person who spoke with the Daily Mail, but this woman sat down with Piers Morgan for his show on May 9 to deny Gadd's claims. In the interview, which you can watch in full below, she says she is not a stalker and has never been to jail. She denies sending thousands of messages to Gadd, admitting to sending a few emails, 18 tweets, and maybe one letter. Though she wants to set the record straight, her details on her alleged relationship with Gadd are very blurry.

While Harvey refers to Gadd as her friend at the time in the beginning of the interview, she later tells Morgan that they were never truly friends; they apparently just had Irish banter. She alleges that she did meet Gadd at a bar, but he was the one who approached her and wanted to talk to her because he heard her Irish accent. "He seemed to be obsessed with me from that moment onwards," she tells Morgan.

Harvey says she has not watched Baby Reindeer, though people have told her about some of the moments. Morgan asks if specific moments in the show are true, for example, the scene in which Gadd's character follows Martha and peers into her window. Harvey says Gadd never came to her house and looked into her window, though she does say the title of the show is accurate. She did have a baby reindeer stuffed animal. This would be inconsistent with the interview run in the Daily Mail, in which that woman claimed: "I've never owned a toy baby reindeer and I wouldn't have had any conversation with Richard Gadd about a childhood toy either." Again, it's not confirmed whether or not that person was Harvey or someone else.

Harvey tells Morgan that she was never in love with Gadd; in fact, she alleges he tried to sleep with her but she turned him down. According to Harvey, she "doesn't fancy little boys without jobs." Though she says she doesn't resent him for seeing success, she does call him both "psychotic" and "the ultimate misogynist." She also says she's planning on suing both Gadd and Netflix.

Morgan tries to test Harvey on her life, and her answers are vague. Just like the show, Harvey says she got a degree in law, though when Harvey asks multiple times what grades she received, she can only say "alright grades."

Towards the end of the interview, Morgan asks if Harvey would be open to taking a lie detector test, and though at first Harvey answers with a quick "yes," she then backtracks and says "possibly," asking why she would need to take one. She urges Baby Reindeer viewers to listen to her and judge the situation for themselves.

All seven episodes of Baby Reindeer are streaming on Netflix.

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