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Baby Reindeer: Woman alleged to be inspiration for stalker character to take legal action over Netflix show | Ents & Arts News

Baby Reindeer: Woman alleged to be inspiration for stalker character to take legal action over Netflix show | Ents & Arts News

[ad_1] A woman alleged to be the inspiration for the stalker character of Martha in hit Netflix series Baby Reindeer has branded the show “defamatory” and plans to sue. Fiona Harvey said she had been “forced” to come forward after receiving online death threats from “internet sleuths”. In the Netflix drama series inspired by the real-life experiences of comedian and writer Richard Gadd, his character Donny is stalked by a woman named Martha Scott, played by Jessica Gunning, after he serves her a free cup of tea in the pub where he works. But in an interview with Piers Morgan posted on YouTube, Ms Harvey repeatedly denied being a stalker and described the series “a work of fiction”. X This content is provided by X, which may be using cookies and other technologies. To show you this content, we need your permission to use cookies. You can use the buttons below to amend your preferences to enable X cookies or to allow those cookies just once. You can change your settings at any time via …

I’m suing Netflix, says woman named as Baby Reindeer stalker

I’m suing Netflix, says woman named as Baby Reindeer stalker

[ad_1] The woman named as the real-life stalker who inspired the series Baby Reindeer has said she will sue Netflix and has accused the show’s writer of being “obsessed” with her. Fiona Harvey, 58, has broken her silence after fans of the hit drama claimed to have identified her as the person who inspired the character of Martha just hours after its release last month. In an interview with Piers Morgan Uncensored on TalkTV, she claimed no one from Netflix had contacted her, and said she had been depicted in a “defamatory” way. Written by and starring Richard Gadd, a 34-year-old comedian, the drama charts the “suffocating obsession” of Martha towards him “which threatens to wreck both their lives”, as well as his experience of being raped by a man. Fiona Harvey watches a clip of Martha behind bars in Baby Reindeer, which she calls ‘a work of fiction’ In her first time on camera, Ms Harvey claimed the series was “completely untrue” and “a work of fiction”, despite each of the seven episodes carrying …

Piers Morgan Teases Interview with Real-Life ‘Baby Reindeer’ Stalker

Piers Morgan Teases Interview with Real-Life ‘Baby Reindeer’ Stalker

[ad_1] Another day, another series of Baby Reindeer headlines. The breakout hit limited series from Netflix — created by and starring Scottish comedian Richard Gadd inspired by a traumatic, six-year-long stalking incident — has inspired a flurry of coverage following an April 11 debut as it rocketed to the top of the streamer’s TV viewing charts for three straight weeks. Because Gadd pulled from personal experience to craft the true crime tale, journalists and internet sleuths have attempted to track down the real people behind Baby Reindeer‘s characters. The focus has fallen on two characters in particular: the stalker Martha, played by Jessica Gunning, and the creative mentor Darrien who drugged and sexually assaulted Gadd, played by Tom Goodman-Hill. The fever burned so hot and inspired so many stories that Gadd took to Instagram to urge fans to stop the speculation because innocent people were getting caught in the mess. “That’s not the point of our show,” he posted. Not everyone heeded the call. Piers Morgan teased a “world exclusive” interview on Wednesday, announcing that he’s booked …

A young actress, an obsessed stalker and a Hollywood murder that changed America

A young actress, an obsessed stalker and a Hollywood murder that changed America

[ad_1] The prosecutor was studying the killer’s confession, trying to understand what was wrong with it. In her first few viewings of the videotape, Marcia Clark had the gnawing sense that he was lying. She took careful notes. She watched to the end, rewound and watched again. On the tape, Robert Bardo was in a room at Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, telling his defense-appointed psychiatrist how he had stalked and killed 21-year-old actress Rebecca Schaeffer. He was a misfit from Tucson, a high school dropout who had once worked the grill at Jack in the Box but couldn’t hold a job. He had been fixated on the actress for four years. He taped every episode of “My Sister Sam,” the sitcom in which she played a bubbly, innocent teenager from 1986 to 1988. He wrote her endless letters. He quoted John Lennon lyrics. Once, she sent him a personalized response telling him that his letter was one of the nicest she’d received. Friends had warned her that even the most innocuous personal …

Baby Reindeer star Jessica Gunning’s next role revealed – and it’s so different to stalker Martha

Baby Reindeer star Jessica Gunning’s next role revealed – and it’s so different to stalker Martha

[ad_1] Jessica Gunning has wowed Netflix viewers across the world with her performance in the hit drama series, Baby Reindeer. The West Yorkshire actress plays a middle-aged woman named Martha, who becomes obsessed with struggling comedian Donny Dunn after he offers her a free cup of tea during his pub shift.  Jessica will soon be back on our screens in her latest role in the BBC’s hit comedy The Outlaws – and her character couldn’t be more different to Martha! WATCH: Baby Reindeer is a huge hit on Netflix The comedy show, which returns with its third season on Thursday 30 May, follows a group of lawbreakers from different walks of life who are thrown together to complete a community payback sentence in Bristol.  In series three, we find The Outlaws happily moving on with their lives, with crime boss The Dean behind bars awaiting trial. But when one of the pack returns with a deadly secret, they’re hurled back into mortal danger. © BBCJessica Gunning plays Community Payback Officer Diane in The Outlaws The …

‘Baby Reindeer’: Woman Who Allegedly Inspired Stalker Character Speaks Out, Insists She’s the Victim

‘Baby Reindeer’: Woman Who Allegedly Inspired Stalker Character Speaks Out, Insists She’s the Victim

[ad_1] A woman who claims she is the real-life inspiration for Richard Gadd’s hit Netflix series, Baby Reindeer, is slamming the creator for what she calls an inaccurate portrayal of their relationship.  While speaking with the Daily Mail Online, the woman — who is not named in the article in order to protect her privacy but is identified as a 58-year-old London resident — says she is considering taking legal action against the 34-year-old Scottish comedian who reportedly penned the series based on his own experience with a stalker. She tells the outlet she is shocked and disgusted by Gadd using the story to make a name for himself and claims she is the victim in the situation.  “He’s using Baby Reindeer to stalk me now,” the woman told the outlet. “I’m the victim. He’s written a bloody show about me.” Richard Gadd as Donny Dunn and Jessica Gunning as Martha Scott in Netflix' 'Baby Reindeer' – Ed Miller/Netflix While she is not identified by name, the Daily Mail Online reports that the woman in question shares …

Scottish Woman Fiona Walker denies she is ‘Baby Reindeer’ Netflix stalker

Scottish Woman Fiona Walker denies she is ‘Baby Reindeer’ Netflix stalker

[ad_1] Scottish woman Fiona Harvey vehemently denies allegations that she is the real-life inspiration behind the sinister character Martha Scott in Netflix’s gripping new series, Baby Reindeer.  Fiona, residing in London, has taken to Facebook in a series of passionate posts to clear her name and set the record straight, distancing herself from the unsettling character portrayed in the show. “Can I just reiterate to Richard Gadd’s followers. I am not Martha. I am Fiona,” she firmly stated on her Facebook page, expressing frustration over the continued online harassment from supporters of Richard Gadd, the creator of Baby Reindeer.  © FacebookFiona Harvey The confusion began when The Scottish Sun suggested that Fiona, 58, was the “real Baby Reindeer,” a claim she robustly refutes.  Adding to the mix, an interview in the Daily Record with the real Martha Scott — shown only from behind — added layers of complexity, with Martha declaring herself a victim of online trolls.  Fiona acknowledged her cooperation with the Daily Record, clarifying her past interactions with Gadd. © NetflixMartha the character …

Real-Life ‘Baby Reindeer’ Stalker Speaks Out After Netflix Show Aired

Real-Life ‘Baby Reindeer’ Stalker Speaks Out After Netflix Show Aired

[ad_1] The alleged real-life stalker from Baby Reindeer has spoken out following the show’s success on Netflix. An unnamed woman, who claims to be the inspiration behind Jessica Gunning’s Martha in the new, popular series, told the Daily Mail she was considering legal action for defamation following the release of the Richard Gadd project. Baby Reindeer follows Gadd’s Donny Dunn, a struggling comedian who encounters a lonely woman at the bar where he works. The chance encounter, during which he offers her a free cup of tea, spirals over several months as Martha is revealed to be a dangerous, serial stalker. Over the course of multiple years, she sent him more than 41,000 emails, 744 tweets, 100 pages of letters and 350 hours of voicemails. While speaking with the tabloid, the woman insisted that Gadd was actually the one obsessed with her. “He’s using Baby Reindeer to stalk me now,” she said. “I’m the victim. He’s written a bloody show about me.” She claimed that Gadd’s script amounted to “bullying an older woman on television …

‘I felt immense shame’: one man’s experience of a female stalker | Men

‘I felt immense shame’: one man’s experience of a female stalker | Men

[ad_1] Not long after he embarked on an on/off dalliance with a former colleague, Tom began feeling uneasy about her behaviour. He ended things – but that only made matters worse. Lies and gaslighting turned into his ex turning up randomly at places where he hung out and “appearing seemingly everywhere I went”, he said. “That was incredibly hard to deal with. I felt hounded, and I had no idea what to do.” Anxious to placate her, he agreed to rekindle their relationship, with boundaries. “That was a terrible mistake,” said Tom (not his real name). One day, she tracked him down while he was travelling in London and chased him through the underground, sexually assaulting him on a carriage. “It was the first time in my life I had to sprint away from someone out of fear,” he said. She followed him to his flat and tried to force her way in. Desperate, he told her he never wanted to see her again and hoped that would be the end of it. It wasn’t. …

Harry Styles stalker jailed for sending him 8,000 cards in a month | London

Harry Styles stalker jailed for sending him 8,000 cards in a month | London

[ad_1] A woman who stalked Harry Styles has been jailed and banned from seeing him perform. Myra Carvalho, who appeared at Harrow crown court sitting at Hendon magistrates court in London, was said to have stalked the singer by sending him 8,000 cards in less than a month. She was sentenced to 14 weeks’ imprisonment after pleading guilty on Tuesday to a charge of stalking involving serious alarm or distress, a court official said. A 10-year restraining order was also imposed on Carvalho, who was told she was forbidden from attending any event where Styles was performing. Carvalho, who had been staying at a backpacker hostel in south-west London, was also ordered not to contact the singer, directly or indirectly. She was told not to enter an area of north-west London that was described in the court, the official added, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £134. Carvalho sent the 30-year-old singer handwritten letters while in the UK, and ordered a series of cards for him online that were sent to his address, …