Moby has cancelled all his upcoming public performances following controversy around his new book.
The English dance legend claimed in his new memoir 'Then It Fell Apart' to have dated Natalie Portman briefly when she was a teenager, a claim which the actress denies.
Mody was scheduled to appear at EartH in London, as well as Hay Festival, this weekend, but a statement posted on his website said: "moby is canceling all upcoming public appearances for the foreseeable future. we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. all tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase, and moby is happy to provide signed bookplates to everyone who bought tickets to these events.”
Following Portman's denials, Moby had initially responded with a (now deleted) Instagram post claiming she must have been "confused, as we did, in fact, date". He then apologised for his remarks in a subsequent Instagram post, and announced he would be leaving the public eye for a while, which is embedded below.
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I’m going to go away for awhile. But before I do I want to apologize again, and to say clearly that all of this has been my own fault. I am the one who released the book without showing it to the people I wrote about. I’m the one who posted defensively and arrogantly. I’m the one who behaved inconsiderately and disrespectfully, both in 2019 and in 1999. There is obviously no one else to blame but me. Thank you, and I’m sorry. Moby