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The messy drama surrounding ‘Baby Reindeer’

Netflix's "Baby Reindeer" has gripped audiences with the story of Donny Dunn, an aspiring comedian who is stalked by an older woman. The drama sparked controversy when audiences began hunting for both the real-life stalker and abuser of the show’s lead actor, Richard Gadd. The speculation culminated last week when Piers Morgan interviewed Fiona Harvey, a 58-year old Scottish woman who fans outed as "the real Martha Scott." Here's a complete timeline of the "Baby Reindeer" drama.

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    A timeline of the twists and turns since 'Baby Reindeer' was released

    A timeline of the twists and turns since 'Baby Reindeer' was released

    Since its release in April, Netflix's true crime drama "Baby Reindeer" has become a huge pop culture phenomenon.

    THE INTERVIEW

    During the 54-minute interview with Piers Morgan, alleged "Baby Reindeer" stalker, Fiona Harvey, admitted that she knew Gadd when he was a bartender in London. But Morgan said he thinks Harvey lied to him during their interview.

    TRUE CRIME’S IMPACT

    This isn't the first time the public has reacted to true crime series and even ongoing police investigations in this way.

    FACT VS. FICTION

    Gadd plays a fictionalized version of himself, named Donny Dunn, in the Netflix show that he wrote. hasn't confirmed who his stalker was for legal reasons, so Scott's real identity is not public.

    MESSY AFTERMATH

    As the conversation surrounding "Baby Reindeer" continues to dominate social media, Harvey is considering taking legal action against Gadd and Netflix for defamation.

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