Natalie Portman denies dating 'creepy' Moby as a teenager

Cape Town - Natalie Portman is shooting down Moby's claims that the two shared a brief fling nearly 20 years ago.

It all started when Moby, 53, retold their alleged short-lived romance in his memoir, Then It Fell Apart

But the 37-year-old actress and Harvard graduate refuted the musician's recollection of their time together describing him as a "creepy" older man.

Natalie told Harper's Bazaar UK online: "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,".

Moby then responded to Natalie's claims on Wednesday via an Instagram post.

In the post the singer said: "I recently read a gossip piece wherein Natalie Portman said that we'd never dated.

"This confused me, as we did, in fact, date. And after briefly dating in 1999 we remained friends for years. I like Natalie, and I respect her intelligence and activism. But, to be honest, I can't figure out why she would actively misrepresent the truth about our (albeit brief) involvement. The story as laid out in my book Then It Fell Apart is accurate, with lots of corroborating photo evidence, etc.


"PS I completely respect Natalie's possible regret in dating me (to be fair, I would probably regret dating me, too), but it doesn't alter the actual facts of our brief romantic history."