In his new autobiography, musician Moby claimed that he met Natalie Portman in 1999 at MTV studios when he was 33 and she was 20. She says it was, indeed, 1999 that they met, but she had just turned 18 and he was 31. And that she remembers him bring “creepy” and little else.
He says he later went to meet her at Cambridge where she was attending school.
“I took a taxi to Cambridge to meet Natalie. We held hands and wandered around Harvard, kissing under the centuries-old oak trees. At midnight she brought me to her dorm room and we lay down next to each other on her small bed. After she fell asleep I carefully extracted myself from her arms and took a taxi back to my hotel.”
But this is where his version and her depart sharply. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Portman denied claims they dated. Saying they did not date and “There was no fact checking from him or his publisher. It almost feels deliberate.”
So how does Moby back up his claims? He goes the creepy route, of course. Sharing a long and thirsty instagram ramble with a gross topless photo of himself with Natalie. Which, frankly, is no proof at all.
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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