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Real-life 'Martha' Baby Reindeer denies claim she sent Richard Gadd 41,000 emails and threatens to sue Netflix

Real-life 'Martha' Baby Reindeer denies claim she sent Richard Gadd 41,000 emails and threatens to sue Netflix

The woman who allegedly inspired Richard Judd's hit drama series Reindeer baby He threatened to sue Netflix in a controversial TV interview with Piers Morgan.

In a strange and often uncomfortable hour, Scottish barrister Fiona Harvey was forced to deny several times that she pursued Mr Judd between 2014 and 2015.

On the show, Ms. Harvey was portrayed as a lonely, mentally ill woman named Martha who obsessed over Mr. Judd and sent him up to 41,000 emails while allegedly harassing his parents.

But the 58-year-old claimed she had only met the comedian a few times, and asked him to “leave her alone” during the tense exchange with presenter Piers Morgan.

talk on Piers Morgan UncensoredShe said: “I will be taking legal action against Richard Gadd and Netflix. We have partly advised lawyers, but we want to explore all available options. There are a number of people who will be prosecuted.”

Fiona Harvey has had to deny several times that she stalked comedian Richard Gadd between 2014 and 2015. (Piers Morgan Uncensored, TalkTV)

When asked about the possibility of tens of thousands of emails that would prove the show was a true story, Ms Harvey said: “I wouldn't sue if I thought there were 41,000 emails out there.”

Instead, Ms Harvey claimed she only sent Gadd a “handful” of emails, a few tweets and a written letter. She also claimed the comedian could have secretly recorded her when asked about having voicemails left on his phone.

In the wide-ranging interview, she revealed details of her “poor” but middle-class upbringing in Scotland and that she had been in a five-year relationship with a male lawyer.

Mrs Harvey said: “My mother worked incredibly hard. “My parents divorced when I was nine, but she worked like a Trojan horse.”

She also said she has a lawyer boyfriend with whom she has been in a relationship for five years who finds the show and news coverage “horrific.”

When asked if she had watched the drama, she replied, “Not at all. I've heard about the courthouse, about the prison sentences and all that kind of stuff… and I haven't watched any of it.”

She counter-claimed the stalking allegations and said she was in fact the victim.

Actress Jessica Gunning portrayed Ms. Harvey as an obsessive stalker named Martha in the hit Netflix drama Baby Reindeer. (Ed Miller/Netflix)

Ms Harvey also denied being found guilty of stalking Mr Judd or sending her to prison.

“It's completely untrue and damaging to my career. I want to refute that. I'm not a stalker. It's just complete bullshit.”

Asked if she had a message for Richard Gadd if he was watching, she said: “Leave me alone, please. Get a life, get a proper job. I'm horrified by what I've done.”

Morgan faced backlash from mental health activists and stalking survivors over his “irresponsible” decision to interview the woman.

Talking to Daily logShe claimed she was paid £250 for the interview and refused requests from the likes of This morning To talk about the series.

This terrifying real-life drama is inspired by the ordeal suffered by Scottish creator and leading man Richard Gadd – called Donnie Dunne in the show.

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Working as a struggling stand-up comedian, Dan first meets his stalker after offering a “crying stranger a cup of tea” while working in a pub in London.

Ms Harvey said she never got the impression that comedian N. Gadd felt sorry for her, and that she regretted visiting the Hawley Arms pub in Camden, London, where they met.

Mr. Gad has been contacted for comment.

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