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Published: 2014/07/14

Conor Oberst Rape Accuser Issues Public Apology

Joanie Faircloth, the woman who accused Conor Oberst of rape in 2013, has issued a public apology, admitting that the allegations are “100% false.” Her initial report, made via an anonymous post on the website XOJane.com, said that she was introduced to Oberst backstage at a concert 10 years ago.

Oberst has passionately denied the allegations and filed a $1 million defamation suit against her in February. Reports recently surfaced that revealed the allegations had impacted sales of Oberst’s latest record, Upside Down Mountain.

Read the full statement below.

The statements I made and repeated online and elsewhere over the past six months accusing Conor Oberst of raping me are 100% false. I made up those lies about him to get attention while I was going through a difficult period in my life and trying to cope with my son’s illness. I publicly retract my statements about Conor Oberst, and sincerely apologize to him, his family, and his fans for writing such awful things about him. I realize that my actions were wrong and could undermine the claims of actual sexual assault victims and for that I also apologize. I’m truly sorry for all the pain that I caused.

Comments

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LeglizHemp July 14, 2014, 14:55:34

Bitch

spikenyc July 14, 2014, 15:59:52

Why doesnt that website take down her piece and fess up about this bitch?!

GeckoS July 14, 2014, 16:23:47

Sorry.

dc July 14, 2014, 20:46:26

too little too late bitch…such accusers should be required to proved a minimum of proof before their accusations are addressed

MarZaPhiGar July 14, 2014, 23:41:58

Bitch better be careful. Somebody gonna rape her for real now and nobody will believe her.

Slut who cried rape July 15, 2014, 10:39:22

Wow what a C U N T. Trying to hide behind “I’m a cray bih and was having problems” and and and “MY CHILD” She impacted his career and reputation and probably no serious consequences will result from her actions. Bright Eyes is such pussy music anyways, who would believe that guy would rape a chick? He comes off as a fedora tipping m’ladying white knight.

randy floyd July 15, 2014, 14:32:03

that blows for Mr. Oberst. The bullshit allegations get a ton of press, messing with his rep, and her crappy apology will likely be seen and heard by a small portion of those who now think he is a rapist. the damage has been done, unfairly

MarZaPhiGar July 16, 2014, 01:33:17

LOLZ, Slut w.c.r.!

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