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Moby Responds to Natalie Portman Calling Him 'Creepy' After Their Controversy

Moby Responds to Natalie Portman Calling Him 'Creepy' After Their Controversy

Moby is once again speaking about his controversy with Natalie Portman, which was made public in his 2019 memoir “Then It Fell Apart.”

The 55-year-old musician wrote that he had previously gone on some dates with the 39-year-old actress years prior. Natalie denied ever being flirty with him and actually said, her recollection of events was that he was a  “much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school.”

Click inside to see everything that went down, plus what Moby is claiming today…

In a new interview, Moby spoke out again.

“A part of me wishes I could spend the next two hours deconstructing the whole thing but there’s levels of complexity and nuance that I really can’t go into,” Moby told The Guardian.

In the 2019 memoir, Moby said he met Natalie when he was 33 and she was 20. Natalie disputed this and said she “just turned 18.” Moby claimed they met backstage at one of his shows and Natalie was flirting with him. He tried to date her and be her boyfriend, but allegedly, according to him, things didn’t work out.

“There is a part of me in hindsight that wishes I hadn’t written the book,” he said. “But then, sales figures indicate that not that many people actually read it.” He was then asked if what he wrote was the total truth, to which he responded, “Er…yeah.”

Natalie has disputed Moby‘s story and called his attempts at dating her “creepy.” You can read her entire statement, made back in 2019, right here. Moby then said Natalie was lying.

“You know, you’re asking me to open up such a can of worms,” he said in the new interview. “It reminds me of my favorite chess move, which my uncle taught me, where you move your knight so that it puts the king in check but also is going to take the castle.”

He also added, “There’s no good way to answer: one option is terrible, the other is really terrible. So if we were playing chess right now, this is the part where I’d pick up my phone and pretend I’ve got an emergency call.”

As for Natalie calling him “creepy,” he responded, “I wouldn’t use that word,” he explained. “But when I was an out-of-control alcoholic and drug addict I definitely acted selfish and incredibly inconsiderately towards family members and friends and girlfriends and people I worked with.”

Moby later apologized to Natalie.

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