Lawyer claims Baby Reindeer's real-life Martha is house hunting in Scotland to be near her

Piers Morgan with Laura Wray
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A Scots lawyer has spoken of her fears that Baby Reindeer’s real-life Martha is moving back to Scotland to be close to her.

Laura Wray, 62, admitted she has discovered the London-based law graduate Fiona Harvey, 58, on whom Richard Gadd’s TV stalker is based, is house hunting in Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire.

Wray previously told the Record she did not want to draw Harvey’s attention because of the nightmare she suffered after she gave the Scots law graduate a trial run at her law firm in 1997.

Speaking on Piers Morgan Uncensored tonight, Wray said: “I’m a reasonably robust person. I'm an advocate. I appear in court all the time, so I'm not easily prone to tears. But this has got me very, very anxious and upset, and particularly since a few weeks ago.

“I thought she was down in London, but a few weeks ago we were told that in the little village era is called Buchlyvie, which is where she's from originally.

“She's now been looking to buy a house, we've been told… So I'm extremely concerned that this woman not only is abusing me on the internet, on her Facebook pages and on every opportunity she can defeat me but she might also be moving close to where I live. I’m extremely concerned that this woman may be moving close to where I live.”

Asked if she felt threatened by the idea of Harvey being close to her, Wray said: “I always felt threatened. I just never knew what she was capable of.

Fiona Harvey on Piers Morgan Uncensored
Fiona Harvey on Piers Morgan Uncensored -Credit:YouTube

“She was rude to staff. She shouted at people. She was inappropriate with a male. She threw a book across the office, hit somebody with it. She tried to follow a male member of staff home. I was horrified. She just went completely crazy and started screaming at me, very similar to the scene in episode one of Richard Gadd’s show.

“One day I’d come into the office. The answerphone would be full of messages all from her. I had grown adults in tears terrified that she was going to harm them.”

Wray claims Harvey was let go from her law firm because of her behaviour towards other staff members. She also claims Harvey was responsible for false allegations that she and her late husband, the Labour MP Jimmy Wray, had abused their young son.

Wray said: “That was the point at which I thought, I can take more of this.”

Wray also alleged that Harvey left voicemails for almost five years.

“She’d say, I’ll get you. You’re not going to get away with this. I’ll get Jimmy Wray. She would rant on", she added.

Wray previously described seeing Scots comedian Richard Gadd’s Netflix show as “uncanny”.

Despite her fears that she may be targeted again, she decided to be interviewed for Morgan’s YouTube show just weeks after Harvey had given him the first onscreen interview.

Prior to that Harvey had provided the Daily Record with a number of exclusive interviews in which she claimed she was a victim and not Baby Reindeer’s writer, the Scots comedian Richard Gadd who portrayed her as having been to prison twice.

Harvey told the Record and subsequently Piers Morgan that she had never been jailed.

Wray employed Scots law graduate Fiona Harvey at her legal practice on a two-week trial in 1997 before she claims she was forced to sack her over her behaviour towards staff.

Fiona Harvey
Fiona Harvey -Credit:Daily Record

In Baby Reindeer, which is billed as a true story by Netflix, lead character Donny Dunn based on Gadd discovers his stalker had stalked the parents of a deaf child, which closely resembles Wray’s recollection of events to the extent that she described them as “uncanny” when she spoke to the Record in April.

At the time she revealed she had attempted to take out an interim interdict at Glasgow Sheriff Court in 2002 against Harvey which she said “did the trick” in getting rid of her.

Following the screening of the hit show Baby Reindeer in April, Harvey was identified by internet sleuths as the woman portrayed as Gadd’s terrifying stalker from identical social media posts to those shown in the programme.

After a series of world exclusive interviews with Harvey and Wray in the Daily Record, Morgan’s interview with Harvey chalked up a staggering 13 million views.

Wray, the widow of the late Labour MP Jimmy Wray who died in 2013, has threatened the real-life Baby Reindeer 'stalker' with legal action over harassment claims.

Wray says she is considering whether to sue Harvey for defamation over comments made when interviewed by Morgan.

Harvey denied on Piers Morgan Uncensored she had been sacked by Ms Wray's Glasgow law firm and claimed it is she who took out a court order against her.

She denied that she had ever been to prison or that she had stalked or sexually assaulted Richard Gadd.

She said: “She headhunted me from another firm because she needed someone to do employment law and I’m pretty good at employment law.”

She later told The Record she wanted £1 million from Morgan for appearing on his Uncensored channel after being offered a paltry £250. She also threatened to sue the streaming giant Netflix over the show.

Wray said: "I have no doubt that she's a dangerous stalker. No doubt whatsoever. I am considering suing her. Certainly, if Netflix give her a million pounds I'll be suing her."

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