Natalie Portman blasts “creepy” Moby for mischaracterizing their relationship

The log line for Moby’s new memoir, Then It Fell Aside, describes it as “a basic concerning the banality of fame. It’s surprising, riotously entertaining, excessive, and unforgiving.”

It’s additionally rooted in fallacies.

So says Natalie Portman, whose previous relationship with Moby is described intimately. “I used to be stunned to listen to that he characterised the very brief time that I knew him as relationship as a result of my recollection is a a lot older man being creepy with me once I simply had graduated highschool,” Portman mentioned in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar (through Stereogum). “He mentioned I used to be 20; I positively wasn’t. I used to be a young person. I had simply turned 18. There was no truth checking from him or his writer – it virtually feels deliberate. That he used this story to promote his e book was very disturbing to me. It wasn’t the case. There are a lot of factual errors and innovations. I might have appreciated him or his writer to achieve out to truth examine.”

In Then It Fell Aside, Moby recounts a number of romantic flings with Portman, who’s 16 years her junior. As Moby tells it, their first encounter was backstage at a live performance in Austin in 1999. Moby says they quickly started relationship and attended the MTV VMAs as a pair. Later, Moby traveled to Cambridge, MA to go to Portman whereas she was a scholar at Harvard. “At midnight she introduced me to her dorm room and we lay down subsequent to one another on her small mattress,” Moby writes. “After she fell asleep I rigorously extracted myself from her arms and took a taxi again to my resort.”

Portman remembers it in a different way, nonetheless. “I used to be a fan and went to considered one of his exhibits once I had simply graduated,” she instructed Harper’s Bazaar. “Once we met after the present, he mentioned, ‘let’s be associates.’ He was on tour and I used to be working, taking pictures a movie, so we solely frolicked a handful of instances earlier than I noticed that this was an older man who was focused on me in a manner that felt inappropriate.”

Elsewhere in his memoir, Moby shares intimate particulars of a brief fling he had with a Lana Del Rey, who on the time was 21 years previous and nonetheless going by her start identify, Lizzy Grant. Considerably hilariously, Moby repeatedly misspells Grant’s identify (as Lizzie), additional proving Portman’s level concerning the e book’s factual inaccuracies.

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