After Moby claimed that he and Natalie Portman used to be an item, the actress vehemently denied it, even calling him ‘creepy’ and his romance claim ‘disturbing!’ However, as it turns out, Moby is not backing down!
As you may know, it all started with the singer writing in his memoir that ‘I was a bald binge drinker and Natalie Portman was a movie star. And yet, here she was in my dressing room and flirting with me.’
The man stated that while their fling was short, it was definitely sweet.
It did not take the actress long to react, saying that, not only did Moby lie about their interaction, he also lied about their ages!
During an interview with Harpers Bazaar UK, Portman explained that ‘He said I was 20; I definitely wasn’t. I was a teenager. I had just turned 18 [at the time he claims they hooked up].’
As for why he would say such a thing, Natalie thinks he did it just to sell his book.
‘He was on tour and I was shooting a film, so we only hung out a handful of times before I realized this was an older man who was interested in me in a way that felt inappropriate.’
Even then, Portman only saw him as a much older man being ‘creepy’ with her.
Despite her harsh words, Moby responded on social media, insisting that they did in fact date in 1999 for a bit and then remained friends for years.
He posted a pic featuring himself shirtless with an arm around the actress and wrote: ‘To be honest, I cannot figure out why she’d actively misrepresent the truth about our(brief)involvement. The story as laid out in my book Then It Fell Apart is accurate, with lots of corroborating photo evidence.’
He also said he understands that she may regret dating him but that does not change the facts.