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INTERNET SLEUTHS HAVE FOUND THE TRUE IDENTITY OF BABY REINDEER STALKER

INTERNET SLEUTHS HAVE FOUND THE TRUE IDENTITY OF BABY REINDEER STALKER
Film

INTERNET SLEUTHS HAVE FOUND THE TRUE IDENTITY OF BABY REINDEER STALKER

INTERNET SLEUTHS HAVE FOUND THE TRUE IDENTITY OF BABY REINDEER STALKER

Netflix viewers have taken to the internet to gush over the trending Netflix series, Baby Reindeer, which portrays the real-life events of the writer and leading man, Richard Gadd's, experience of stalking.

The seven-part series follows the true story of Gadd's harrowing experience navigating through the industry as a struggling comedian, including the painful truths of how small fish in the industry are exploited and taken advantage of.

However, a key part of his story was the events in which he was relentlessly stalked by a middle-aged woman, who in the series went by the pseudonym "Martha".

In the show, Martha is portrayed as a mysterious middle-aged woman who appears to be lonely and quite frankly, rather disturbed.

Gadd takes pity on Martha and begins a friendship with her, only to discover she becomes uncomfortably attached to him.

Martha's stalking endeavours include following Gadd home regularly, appearing at his comedy events, and a barrage of poorly written emails signed off with amusing variations of "sent from my iPhone".

Although Gadd insisted he went to great lengths to disguise Martha's true identity from the world, his attempts were no match for internet detectives, who managed to unveil the true Martha fairly quickly.

Martha is indeed based on a Scottish woman named Fiona Harvey, who lived in Camden at the time of the stalking events.

Whilst Gadd claims he made efforts to disguise her identity, Martha's character does in fact bear some striking resemblance to Harvey.

Across her numerous social media platforms, we can see that Harvey is the true Martha, right down to her poor grammar and her far-right views.

Her older Twitter (X) account even still has tweets sent to Gadd, with one from 2014 stating: "@MrRichardGadd my curtains need hung badly", a line that was referenced in the series.

Another tweet to Gadd was encouraging her followers to visit one of his comedy shows, even praising his bum in the very same breath.

Following the increased traffic to her social media pages, Harvey took to Facebook to deny having ever known Gadd, yet in the same paragraph, she states that he once asked her out and stalked her.

Harvey also mentioned that as a result of the Netflix show airing, she has had stalkers of her own as well as "abusive threats".

Gadd has since condemned viewers for seeking out the true identities of the characters depicted in the show, stating that it is "not the point" of the show.

He has also restricted his Twitter profile during this time.

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