Moby insists he DID date Natalie Portman after she dubbed musician ‘creepy’ for making a move when she was just 18


MOBY has insisted he did date Natalie Portman after she dubbed him creepy for making a move on her when she was just 18.

The 53-year-old shared a shirtless photograph of him and Natalie Portman to prove they once dated and admitted he was baffled about why she had denied their “brief” encounter in 1999.

Moby has shared a new picture of himself with Natalie Portman to try and prove they did date

Alongside the shot of him and Natalie, 37, he wrote: “I recently read a gossip piece wherein Natalie Portman said that we’d never dated.

“This confused me, as 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. Thanks, Moby

“Ps 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 (sic)”.

Natalie Portman has slammed Moby for claiming they dated back in 2001
Natalie has slammed the claim they dated and called it disturbing
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Moby initially claimed in his new memoir Then It Fell Apart that he romanced the actress for a brief time, but said the relationship failed to work out because she had met someone else, and he felt he was too “damaged” to pursue something more serious with her.

He wrote: “For a few weeks I had tried to be Natalie’s boyfriend, but it hadn’t worked out. 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.”

After the details surfaced online, Natalie claimed she never saw the hitmaker as a partner and she stopped hanging out with him because his intentions were “inappropriate”.

Natalie Portman, who was 18 at the time, said he was 'a much older man being creepy with me'
Natalie Portman, who was 18 at the time, said he was ‘a much older man being creepy with me’
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She said: “I was surprised to hear that he characterised 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. 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 realised that this was an older man who was interested in me in a way that felt inappropriate.”


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