Baby Reindeer's real 'Martha' set to speak out in first TV interview

Baby Reindeer (Netflix)
Baby Reindeer is a fictional drama inspired by creator Richard Gadd's own experiences with a stalker, who is called Martha (Jessica Gunning, right) in the series.(Netflix)

A woman alleged to be the real 'Martha Scott' is set to speak out publicly for the first time since the release of Baby Reindeer, which creator Richard Gadd based on his experience with a stalker.

The series is a fictional story inspired by Gadd's own experience, and Fiona Harvey has been accused by fans of the Netflix show of being the real Martha. In the show, comedian Donny Dunn (Gadd) offers a woman a cup of tea when she comes into the bar he works at visibly upset, only for the act of kindness to result in Martha (Jessica Gunning) becoming his stalker.

Gadd — who claimed his stalker sent him 41,000 emails and 350 hours of voicemails — has previously urged viewers not to try and find out who the real people are from the story. He went to great lengths to protect the privacy of those who inspired the narrative, but even so fans of the series pointed to Harvey as allegedly being the real Martha.

As a result, Harvey will be speaking with Piers Morgan in her first TV interview since being accused of being the real Martha, the interview will be screened as part of Piers Morgan Uncensored.

Fiona Harvey has been accused by fans of the show of being the real Martha, and she will be setting the record straight in an interview with Piers Morgan on Thursday, 9 May. (TalkTV)
Fiona Harvey has been accused by fans of the show of being the real Martha, and she will be setting the record straight in an interview with Piers Morgan on Thursday, 9 May. (TalkTV)

The Scottish lawyer is said to be "set[ting] the record straight" regarding the show, and the interview will be released on the Piers Morgan Uncensored YouTube page on Thursday, 9 May at 8pm in the UK, and 3pm EST in the USA.

Morgan announced the interview on X, writing: "The real-life Martha from Baby Reindeer breaks cover and gives me her first TV interview about the smash hit Netflix show. Fiona Harvey wants to have her say & ‘set the record straight.’ Is she a psycho stalker?"

Harvey has previously denied being the real Martha, On 26 April she shared a statement on Facebook which read: "Can I just reiterate to richard gadds followers. I am not martha. I am fiona. I have been informed by various different sources this morning that richard gadds supporters are still attacking me online.

"I am Nothing to do with his infernal plays I am Not martha. I can't access my dms just now My other phone broke three weeks ago I have limited access to anything on this phone And that is the truth."

She added in her statement that she has received death threats from viewers of the series, and she wrote: "All of these names and comments from people I don't know are being sent to police and lawyers."

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Harvey has previously spoken to the Scottish Sun, and reflecting on Gadd she said: "He’s come up with this character called Martha and he has put me right in the frame. This is a programme for the 20-somethings. The people with no lives, no jobs, whatever. I don’t want to be a celebrity."

She insisted to the publication that she has not had contact with Gadd in 12 years, and she said that she now plans to sue Netflix.

Since Baby Reindeer's release, some viewers have attempted to find the real people that inspired the series. It has gotten to a point where Gadd himself has stepped in, urging viewers not to do this.

Baby Reindeer (Netflix)
Richard Gadd has previously urged viewers of the series not to attempt to identify the real people that inspired the series. (Netflix)

In a statement shared on Instagram, Gadd implored: "People I love, have worked with, and admire (including Sean Foley) are unfairly getting caught up in speculation. Please don’t speculate on who any of the real life people could be. That’s not the point of our show."

Gunning has also addressed the mounting speculation over Martha's real identity, telling Glamour: "I didn't know that was happening. I would urge people not to be doing that.

"I think if that is happening, I think it's a real, real shame, because it shows that they haven't watched the show properly. That's not the point of it in any way. Netflix and Richard went to extreme lengths to try and make sure that the identities were kept private for a reason."

Baby Reindeer is out on Netflix now.