A lot more people are now aware that Moby has a new memoir after the recent controversy regarding Natalie Portman, but it seems that there is such a thing as bad publicity.
The musician was due to embark on a tour to promote 'Then It Fell Apart', including a date at Dublin's Liberty Hall next Thursday that would have seen him publicly interviewed and signing books for fans.
However, that date - as well as all his public appearances for the forseeable future - have been cancelled.
As you may recall, the controversy arose after Portman disputed Moby's account of their friendship as documented in the memoir. She called it "very disturbing" and said that they had not dated. "My recollection is a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school," she said.
The fans were flamed when Moby then took to Instagram to insist that they had had a relationship, saying "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."
Now, it seems that after taking some time to reflect, Moby has realised the error of his ways. He posted that he was "going to go away for a while", adding that he had accepted he was at 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."
If you had a ticket for the sold-out event, which was being run by Eason's, your refund will be automatically processed within 10 days.
See his full post 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