Natalie Portman is shooting down Moby’s claims that the two shared a brief fling nearly 20 years ago.
Moby, 53, recently recounted their alleged romance in his new memoir,Then It Fell Apart.
But according to Portman, 37, the musician’s recollection of their time together was far from accurate, as she saw him not as a romantic partner, but as a “creepy” older man who tried to overstep his bounds.
“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,”Portman toldHarper’s Bazaar UKonline.
The Oscar-winning actress says she was just 18 when they met, despite Moby’s claims that she was 20, and that though they struck up a friendship, it fizzled out when she realized he had other intentions.
“I was a fan and went to one of his shows when I had just graduated,” she told the outlet. “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 realized that this was an older man who was interested in me in a way that felt inappropriate.”
Portman also slammed him and his publisher, Faber and Faber, for not paying closer attention to the details in sharing the story.
“There was no fact checking from him or his publisher — it almost feels deliberate,” she said. “That he used this story to sell his book was very disturbing to me. It wasn’t the case. There are many factual errors and inventions.”