Real-life ‘Martha’ of ‘Baby Reindeer’ tells Richard Gadd to ‘get a life’: ‘I’m terrified’

She doesn’t play reindeer games.

Richard Gadd, 34, the Scottish creator and star of Netflix’s latest hit series, “Baby Reindeer,” said he didn’t want viewers trying to figure out who the real people in his psychological thriller were.

“That’s not the point of our show,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

Despite his statements, internet sleuths have searched for ‘Martha’s’ real identity, and now 58-year-old Fiona Harvey, née Muir, has come forward and given her first TV interview with Piers Morgan on his show Uncensored.

When asked what message she had for Jade, she said: “Leave me alone, please. Get a life, get a proper job. I’m horrified by what you’ve done.”

She also said she had not watched the show, but added: “I find it completely obscene. I find that horrifying and misogynistic. Some of the death threats were really awful online. People call me. You know, it was absolutely horrific. “I wouldn’t give credence to something like that, and it’s not my type of drama.”

Based on events from Gadd’s life, the series (airing now, with nearly 60 million viewers in its first month) follows the story of Donnie (Jadd), a struggling comedian who meets Martha (Jessica Gunning) while working as a waiter. When he shows her a moment of kindness, it backfires, and she turns into an obsessive stalker – doing things like sending him more than 41,000 emails.

Asked whether she loved Jad, she replied: “I got rid of him.”

“I said, ‘No, I’m sorry, I’m not interested.’ She claimed he asked me to sleep with him. ‘And I said, ‘I have a boyfriend.’ I’ve given him the brush for a long time and, I think, subtly. But the bottom line is…no, I don’t like little boys without jobs. This sounds terrible. This seems really harsh. But you know.”

Harvey added that she was recently in a five-year relationship with a lawyer.

“I don’t want to drag him into this. He thinks this is terrible. All my lawyer friends do it. All my professional friends do it. Other people do. People are really empathetic,” she continued to Morgan. “People I don’t know say things like, ‘Do Being chased down the street?” You know, people are really nice, anyone knows about this.

Meanwhile, Gad told Variety that the series is “100 percent emotionally true” and “borrowed” from cases that happened to him and other people he knows. But he added that the show is not a direct translation of what happened in his real life as a stalker.

“You can’t quite know the truth, for legal and technical reasons…”

Harvey told Morgan that the show’s portrayal of the events is “completely untrue. It’s very defamatory to me, and it’s damaging to my career. And I wanted to completely refute that on this show. I’m not a stalker. I haven’t been to jail, and I haven’t gotten any injunctions or bans. This is Just complete bullshit.”

She also said that no one from Netflix has contacted her.

Gadd never mentioned Harvey or confirmed that she was the real Martha, but he described his unnamed stalker as a “very special person” in an interview with GQ.

“We did our best to hide her to the point where I don’t think she would recognize herself,” he said. “What is being borrowed is an emotional truth, not a fact-by-fact profile of a person.”

However, Harvey also said of Gadd: “I think he’s mentally ill. And I think that anyone who follows that play and does this to someone, I find that behavior is outrageous.

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