Moby recalls dating pre-fame Lana Del Rey in new memoir
Portman: “A much older man being creepy”
“I would have liked him or his publisher to reach out to fact check”
Natalie Portman has refuted claims made by Moby that the pair dated in the late ’90s.
The actress, 37, has responded to an excerpt from the musician’s new memoir Then It Fell Apart in which the 53-year-old describes taking her for a drink and at a later time kissing her in Harvard University’s campus.
But Portman has denied that she had a romantic relationship with the musician, whose real name is Richard Hall, and said she finds it “disturbing” that false stories were used to promote his book.
“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,” Portman said in a statement [quotes via Stereogum].
Moby has opened up on dating a pre-fame Lana Del Rey in his new memoir, Then It Fell Apart.
The book, released earlier this month, is a follow-up to 2016’s Porcelain and is described as “a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk beneath the bling and bluster of the celebrity lifestyle.”
Remembering his first meeting with Del Rey, Moby wrote: “We’d kissed at the bar at 4 a.m., just as the place was closing, and I’d asked her to come home with me. She’d smiled and said no, she wouldn’t go home with me after just meeting me, but she would happily go on a date if I called her and asked her out. I called her the next day, and we talked for thirty minutes about music and politics and growing up in the suburbs.
Sure, do you have a piano?”
“Yes, back on the second floor,” I said.
“Floors in an apartment.” She shook her head. “Moby you know you’re the man.”
“Ha, thanks,” I said.
“No, not like that. You’re a rich WASP from Connecticut and you live in a five-level penthouse. You’re ‘The Man.’ As in, ‘stick it to The Man.’ As in the person they guillotine in the revolution.”
I didn’t know if she was insulting me but I decided to take it as a compliment.” (NME) To read full click here