Deleted Users - API Returns user but Component accessor returns null

Even if user is deleted from Jira, REST API (/rest/api/2/issue/ABC-1) keeps on returning the deleted user (in issue’s creator field) however issue retrieved with the help of ComponentAccessor holds the null value in creator field.

Initially it looked like may be due to indexing API was returning indexed values and mostly component accessor may fetch from database, but even after performing full Jira reindexing the behaviour didn’t change.

Is it possible to keep getting deleted user from component accessor as well just like we are retrieving from REST API?