‘Baby Reindeer’s’ Alleged ‘Real Martha’ Sues Netflix For $170 Million


Fiona Harvey, who claims to be the inspiration behind the Netflix show Baby Reindeer, is suing the streamer for $170 million. Harvey alleges that the show defamed her and inflicted emotional distress, and that the depiction of her as a twice-convicted stalker and sexual assaulter is untrue. The lawsuit criticizes Netflix for prioritizing profits over the truth. The series follows Richard Gadd’s encounters with Martha, who sends him thousands of messages over several years. Harvey denies any criminal convictions and denies stalking or assaulting Gadd, who is not named in the lawsuit. However, the use of a different name for the character may complicate the defamation claim. (Variety)