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Netflix vowed to “vigorously defend” multi-million dollar lawsuit by Baby Reindeer’s real-life Martha

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Netflix have vowed to “vigorously defend” a multi-million dollar lawsuit by Baby Reindeer’s real-life Martha. Scot Fiona Harvey, 58, who inspired fellow Scot Richard Gadd’s Baby Reindeer TV series, has launched a £55million damages case against the streaming giant.

The lawsuit, which was filed on Thursday in California, states that viewers of the show were able to “easily” find out that she was the real-life inspiration behind jailed stalker Martha – and that Netflix destroyed their client’s life through defamation.

Netflix has told The Record that it has no intention of backing down.A spokesperson said: “We intend to defend this matter vigorously and to stand by Richard Gadd’s right to tell his story.”Harvey has repeatedly claimed she does not have a criminal record, unlike the character portrayed in Baby Reindeer’s “true story”.Her lawyer, Richard Roth, of New York firm Roth Law, has produced a document he believes will prove their case.A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check was requested from UK authorities.

It lists Harvey’s full name as Fiona Briony Harvey and her other names as Fiona Margaret Muir, born in 1965 – and states that she has NO recorded convictions.Another key aspect of the case is the allegation that internet sleuths easily identified Harvey as the person Martha was based on.Get the latest news sent straight to your messages by joining our WhatsApp community today.You'll receive daily updates on breaking news as well as the top headlines across Scotland.No one will be able to see who is signed up and no one can send messages except the Daily Record team.All you have to do is click here if you're on mobile, select 'Join Community' and you're in!If you're on a desktop, simply scan the QR code

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