Moby Apologises To Natalie Portman For His Inconsiderate Behaviour

'It was inconsiderate for me to not fully respect her reaction'

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by Hannah Mellin |
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Musician Moby has penned a apology to actress Natalie Portman after claiming in his autobiography, Then It Fell Apart, that they had dated in 1999 after meeting at a gig when she was 18. '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', he wrote in his memoir. Nice.

He also apologised for insisting that she was wrong after she contested that his behaviour was ‘creepy’ and that they were nothing more than friends.

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Taking to Instagram, Moby explained that he should have informed Natalie about the claims he was making before they were published.

'As some time has passed I’ve realised that many of the criticisms levelled at me regarding my inclusion of Natalie in Then It Fell Apart are very valid, he wrote.

'I also fully recognise that it was truly inconsiderate of me to not let her know about her inclusion in the book beforehand, and equally inconsiderate for me to not fully respect her reaction.'

Moby, who received an onslaught on criticism for his comments to Natalie’s reaction, continued his lengthy apology and went on to explain that he has 'a lot of admiration for Natalie, for her intelligence, creativity, and animal rights activism, and I hate that I might have caused her and her family distress.'

We somehow wonder if he would have the same admiration if Natalie didn't contest his claims...

Natalie addressed Moby’s book claims earlier this week in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, where she revealed that he was entirely inaccurate and that he overstepped his bounds.

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.

'He said I was 20; I definitely wasn't. I was a teenager. I had just turned 18. That he used this story to sell his book was very disturbing to me.'

She continued: 'I was a fan and went to one of his shows when I had just graduated. 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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