'Real' Baby Reindeer Martha 'suing Netflix' and says 'I'm a very attractive lawyer'

A Scottish woman accused of being the real-life stalker Martha in Richard Gadd's hit Baby Reindeer series says she plans to sue Netflix over the show.

The woman says she will take the streaming giant to court for claiming that the series is based on a true story.

But the woman, who lives in London, says she will be representing herself in the legal battle and claims she is a "highly competent lawyer".

We told how she had been identified by online sleuths as the inspiration for stalker “Martha” in the hit show – with writer Richard Gadd saying he wrote the series after his experience of being harassed by her.

Speaking exclusively to the Record, the woman revealed her life has been turned upside down as a result of the Scots comedian’s "true story".

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She said: "I'm the victim here, not Richard Gadd. I've had death threats as a result of his show despite the fact that a lot of the things he claimed are just not true.

Creator and star Gadd had urged viewers not to try and uncover the true identities of those featured in the show.

In real life, Gadd is a writer and comedian. His 2013 Edinburgh Fringe show Cheese & Crack Whores depicted Gadd being close to a mental breakdown due to the stalking he had endured.

In the TV show, he plays Donny, a failing comedian who is partially complicit in his ordeal in that he initially liked Martha's attention, even flirting with her.

The real-life Martha said: "It is the number one thing on Netflix, I believe. I didn't find any of it that funny. Obviously, I don't want people to know where I live but I will not be silenced."

Gadd claims to have been stalked for years after he gave his "stalker" a free cup of tea at the pub where he worked. His story has become the most talked about Netflix show in years.

According to ABC news, Baby Reindeer has already totted up 53million hours watched. The real-life Martha insists she does not welcome the attention, saying: "I want to put this to rest.

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