Netflix To fight $170 Million Damages Claim Over Baby Reindeer

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Netflix to Fight Defamation Claim

Netflix announced on Friday its intent to contest a multimillion-dollar defamation claim by Fiona Harvey, who alleges the show "Baby Reindeer" defamed her.

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Fiona Harvey's Lawsuit Details

Harvey is seeking a jury trial and $170 million in damages for mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of business, as filed in the Central District of California.

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Show's Alleged Defamation

Baby Reindeer" features comedian Richard Gadd s "true story" of being stalked by a woman, resulting in 40,000 emails and hundreds of hours of voice messages.

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Public Backlash Against Harvey

Following the show's debut, Harvey was identified by online sleuths as the "real Martha Scott" and claims her life was ruined, leading her to appear on "Piers Morgan Uncensored."

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Defendants Named in the Lawsuit

The complaint names Netflix, Netflix Worldwide Entertainment, and Richard Gadd as defendants, accusing them of lying for profit and causing significant.

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Netflix's Defense Statement

A Netflix spokesperson stated they would vigorously defend the case and support Gadd's right to share his story.

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Allegations of Factual Inaccuracy

Harvey's complaint asserts that Netflix did not verify the show's facts, including the false claim that she was sentenced to five years in prison for stalking Gadd.

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Harvey's Post-Show Suffering

The lawsuit details Harvey's severe emotional and physical distress, including receiving death threats, experiencing anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and becoming fearful of leaving her home.