The musician is apologizing for writing in his new memoir, "Then It Fell Apart," that he dated Natalie Portman nearly 20 years ago. The actress has denied it.
Moby is apologizing for what he wrote about Natalie Portman in his new memoir, “Then It Fell Apart.”
The 53-year-old musician described an alleged relationship with the Oscar-winning actress, saying he met Portman at one of his concerts when he was 33 and she was 20. He detailed in his memoir that Portman flirted with him in his dressing room. Later, he tried to date her in the early 2000s.
“For a few weeks I had tried to be Natalie’s boyfriend, but it hadn’t worked out,” Moby wrote in his book, released this month. “I thought that I was going to have to tell her that my panic was too egregious for me to be in a real relationship, but one night on the phone she informed me that she’d met somebody else. I was relieved that I’d never have to tell her how damaged I was.”
“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,” she said.
Earlier this week, Moby reasserted his account and said he had photographic evidence.