Natalie Portman didn’t hold back when she shot down Moby’s claims that the two had once dated! The musician detailed their alleged romance in his new memoir Then It Fell Apart and the actress quickly dismissed the story calling him “creepy.” Scroll below for more details.
“I was surprised to hear that he characterized the very short time that I knew him as dating because my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school,” told Natalie, 37, Harper’s BAZAAR UK in an interview published on May 21.
She noted, “He said I was 20. I definitely wasn’t. I was a teenager. I had just turned 18. There was no fact checking from him or his publisher – it almost feels deliberate. That he used this story to sell his book was very disturbing to me.”
Moby, 53, alleged in his memoir, “I was a bald binge drinker and Natalie Portman was a beautiful movie star. But here she was in my dressing room, flirting with me. I was 33 and she was 20 but this was her world.”
He claimed, “For a few weeks I had tried to be Natalie’s boyfriend, but it hadn’t worked out.”
Natalie told her side of things from their first meeting and said, “I was a fan and went to one of his shows when I had just graduated. When we met after the show, he said, ‘let’s be friends’. He was on tour and I was working, shooting a film, so we only hung out a handful of times before I realized that this was an older man who was interested in me in a way that felt inappropriate.”
Moby took to Instagram on May 22 and shared a photo of himself shirtless with his arm around a young Natalie. He refuted her denial and wrote, “We did, in fact, date. And after briefly dating in 1999 we remained friends for years. I like Natalie, and I respect her intelligence and activism. But, to be honest, I can’t figure out why she would actively misrepresent the truth about our (albeit brief) involvement. The story as laid out in my book Then It Fell Apart is accurate, with lots of corroborating photo evidence, etc.”
He ended the post, “I completely respect Natalie’s possible regret in dating me(to be fair, I would probably regret dating me, too), but it doesn’t alter the actual facts of our brief romantic history.”
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