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Moby Says Natalie Portman Is Lying About Their Relationship

Moby Says Natalie Portman Is Lying About Their Relationship

Moby is speaking out to respond to Natalie Portman‘s recent statement about their former relationship.

The 53-year-old singer wrote about his relationship with Natalie in his new memoir and she spoke out to claim she never actually dated him.

“I was surprised to hear that he characterized 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,” Natalie told Harper’s Bazaar UK.

“He said I was 20; I definitely wasn’t. I was a teenager. I had just turned 18,” she added.

Moby says “it hurts to be lied about” and provided photos to prove they spent time together.

Click inside to read his full statement…

“In my memoir ‘Then It Fell Apart’ I respectfully and honestly describe the brief, innocent, and consensual romantic involvement I had with Natalie Portman in 1999,” Moby wrote on Instagram. “But she’s denying that we ever dated, even though in the past she’s publicly discussed our involvement, and there’s ample photographic evidence that we briefly dated and then were friends(some pictures included in this post). It hurts to be lied about, especially as I’ve always respected her, and I thought we were friends. But I’ve been receiving anonymous threats of violence from her fans, and it’s affecting my business and my health.”

“So what should I do? What do you do when people believe lies and accusations and not actual photographs and evidence? I want to take the high road, but I honestly don’t know what to do. It’s one thing to be lied about, and entirely another when someone’s lies result in physical threats from complete strangers,” he added.

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  • Riley

    Moby is a douche but in this case I kinda side with him. I remember back then. They were often seen and pictured together and it was far from just buddies hanging like she claims. The only other conclusion is she led him to believe they were dating which either way makes her look back.

  • Beau

    She’s obviously embarrassed about the whole thing.

  • Maria M.

    I can’t even believe this! She denies dating him despite paparazzi photos of them together? Was someone forcing her to hang with “creepy old man”? And also saying she was “just 18″ like 18 means 8 years old. Many people get marry and have children at 18. 18 or 20, she was a grown woman. She just proved that she is trash as many of us suspected for a long time.

  • Maria M.

    I can’t even believe this! She denies dating him despite paparazzi photos of them together? Was someone forcing her to hang with “creepy old man”? And also saying she was “just 18″ like 18 means 8 years old. Many people get marry and have children at 18. 18 or 20, she was a grown woman. She just proved that she is trash as many of us suspected for a long time.

  • plez

    Such a needy low self esteem person Moby. State your truth and move on. Don’t whining because she sees what occurred differently. I can see by Moby’s actions why Natalie would deny his story. The man is 53 and acting like he is a 14 year old girl getting over her first crush.

  • Wendy

    It sounds more like she used him because she was new to the acting world and he was already an established singer so she thought he might help put her into contact with people. Than he clearly wanted more and she figured she would lead him on a little to get what she wanted. Then, when she got someone else to help her, she started seeing someone else. Doesn’t mean he wasn’t creepy lol, but also doesn’t mean it wasn’t consensual.

  • Sansa Squad

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but she hasn’t denied that they spent time together, she just doesn’t characterize it as a “relationship” and acknowledges, especially looking back now, that it’s gross af that this weird little creep was pursuing a teenager (which it is)… By so adamantly insisting she’s wrong and trying to “prove” they were “dating” he’s only making himself look like a bigger creep, and one that has not learned anything, 20 years later, at that.

  • FerCat

    I’m not refuting any of what they’re saying but in 1999 Portman was a fast rising star. She didn’t need his help.

  • Sam80

    He is pathetic. And what an ego.

  • Sam80

    “I was a fan and went to one of his shows when I had just graduated high school,” she said. “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.”

  • LindSAY

    what a creep

  • Domino

    Used him for what? Most people have known Natalie since she did Leon at like 12. She had worked with Oscar nominated actors before anyone even knew who Moby was.

  • Adri562a90na

    We all did stupid stuff at 18. Especially when you compare it to 38, or however old she is now, it seems very childish

  • Adri562a90na

    She was a child star, not a new celebrity.

  • Pepperona

    Natalie was guaranteed an acting job through to her early 20s and media relevance until 2005 because of the Star Wars movies. If you think she was trying to use Moby to become relevant, you must be projecting. Not only that, Moby did not have his breakout until Play in 1999. He was pretty much an obscure artist trying to make it before that.

    You could say they both became ‘stars’ in 1999. If anything, Natalie got her break out in The Professional, so became known to the public, first.