Baby Reindeer’s Real-Life Martha Will ‘Have Her Say’ On TV

Fiona Harvey revealed her identity over the weekend.


by Millie Payne |
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Fiona Harvey, the 'real-life Martha' Scott in Netflix chart-topper Baby Reindeer, will be 'having her say' and 'setting the record straight' in a TV exclusive with Piers Morgan.

The presenter revealed the news in a social media post on Wednesday (8 May), alongside a photo of him and Fiona - who has been dubbed the 'real-life Martha' - in the studio. Announcing the world exclusive, Piers wrote, '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 and "set the record straight". Is she a psycho stalker? Find out tomorrow on @piersmorganuncensored.'

Curious fans of Baby Reindeer will be able to watch the groundbreaking chat on Thursday 9 May at 8pm GMT, on Piers Morgan Uncensored. Within an hour of tweeting the news, Piers' post had accumulated a whopping one million views. 'Yes, I taped it yesterday. One word? "Compelling"', Piers wrote as a follow-up.

The 'real-life Martha' revealed her identity to The Daily Record over the weekend and told the publication that she was considering legal action over Baby Reindeer, in which she is depicted as incessant stalker Martha. The seven-part series, billed from the offset as a 'true story', is written by and stars Richard Gadd, as he lays bare his alleged experience with a stalker (and an entirely separate case of sexual assault) in his twenties, through the role of Donny Dunn.

In Baby Reindeer, Donny uncovers that Martha was jailed for four and half years before they crossed paths, and she ends up imprisoned once again for nine months in the final episode, after she pleads guilty to three counts of stalking and harassment. She was also slapped with a five-year restraining order.

Gadd has since said: 'I felt like [the real Martha] was a vulnerable person who genuinely couldn’t stop,' he told Variety. 'It is a mental illness and I wanted to portray that. I did see someone who I felt sorry for.'  Now, many are concerned for the welfare of the so-called real Martha, after social media sleuths took their curiosity to the extreme when they managed to hunt her down online.

The 'real-life Martha', Scottish lawyer Fiona, told The Daily Record she gives them permission to name her because 'people need to know what's going on'.

She said of Baby Reindeer's plot points, 'I’ve not been to prison. I don’t know where the four and a half years and nine months comes in.

'None of this happened. It’s a load of rubbish. Gadd needs to prove I went to jail which just didn’t happen. I’ve never been sent to jail. That is blatantly obvious.

'Police at your door would be the first thing, then you’d be charged, then you would have a trial. Then you’d be fined or something or go to prison.'

She added that there are no 'restraining orders, injections or interdicts anywhere', insisting that she is a 'perfectly capable lawyer' so can 'represent herself'.

Millie Payne is a News and Entertainment Writer for Grazia. She has specialised in showbiz interviews, features, articles and roundups for over three years and loves combining her love for writing, talking and all things popular culture.

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