Moby is publicly apologizing to Natalie Portman - read his new statement https://t.co/xsNj6tw74s— JustJared.com (@JustJared) May 25, 2019
Moby wrote about having a relationship with Natalie in his recent memoir, at first claiming he dated the actress when he was in his 30's and she was 20. Turns out it was false and Natalie stated that they were never in a relationship. And she was only 18 at the time. Moby accused her of lying and dragged it out on Instagram.
However, he has issued an apology. Not for lying about the relationship or trying to get with a young teen fresh out of high school, but for not telling Natalie about the story in advance.
Part of his "apology":
“As some time has passed I’ve realized that many of the criticisms leveled at me regarding my inclusion of Natalie in Then It Fell Apart are very valid, I also fully recognize that it was truly inconsiderate of me to not let her know about her inclusion in the book beforehand, and equally inconsiderate for me to not fully respect her reaction....
I have a lot of admiration for Natalie, for her intelligence, creativity, and animal rights activism, and I hate that I might have caused her and her family distress. I tried to treat everyone I included in Then It Fell Apart with dignity and respect, but nonetheless it was truly inconsiderate for me to not let them know before the book was released.”