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Netflix Responds to Alleged Real-Life Martha's $170 Million Lawsuit Over 'Baby Reindeer'

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Netflix is publicly responding to the lawsuit from the alleged inspiration behind Baby Reindeer. Fiona Harvey, who says she is portrayed as Martha (played by Jessica Gunning, pictured here) in the limited series, has filed a $170 million defamation lawsuit against the streamer and how they are portraying the character in the series created by and starring Richard Gadd.

In the suit, Fiona claims Netflix is “defaming her through statements in the show that she’s a twice-convicted stalker who was sentenced to five years in prison for sexual assault,” THR reports.

On Friday (June 7), Netflix responded to Fiona‘s lawsuit. Keep reading to find out more…“We intend to defend this matter vigorously and to stand by Richard Gadd‘s right to tell his story,” Netflix shared with Sky News.

Baby Reindeer follows struggling comedian Donny Dunn’s (played by Gadd) warped relationship with his female stalker and the impact it has on him as he is ultimately forced to face a deeply buried trauma.

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