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Alleged 'Baby Reindeer' inspiration threatens legal action after Netflix exec says show's based on 'convicted stalker'

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The woman who allegedly inspired the Netflix series “Baby Reindeer” said she is pursuing legal action over what she described as a false and defamatory portrayal of her as a stalker.


Fiona Harvey, believed to be the woman who inspired Richard Gadd’s hit streaming series, made the statement Monday after she believes she was called a “convicted stalker” by Netflix’s Benjamin King, a senior director of public policy.


The 58-year-old said she is “putting together a legal team” and will not make any additional statements to the media until further notice.


She added that she is “not physically able to cope with relentless harassment” from the public and asks for people to respect her privacy.