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Conor Oberst Dismisses Libel Lawsuit Against The Woman Who Falsely Accused Him Of Rape

  • Conor Oberst has dismissed his federal libel lawsuit against Joanie Faircloth, the North Carolina woman who accused him of sexual assault in a comment thread on xoJane. Faircloth released a statement publicly recanting her accusation last week, while Oberst released a statement accepting her apology. [CBS News]
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  • Game show host/”Ferris Bueller” icon Ben Stein has been accused of asking a 24-year-old woman to send her nude pics. [Page Six]
  • Rumor has it that Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are planning a summer wedding and hoping to adopt a child together. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Conor Oberst Releases Statement Following Rape Accuser’s Recantation

“This has been extremely difficult and stressful for me personally and for those I love. I’m appreciative of the family, friends, fans and business partners who supported me throughout this and look forward to happier times as we all move forward with our lives.”

On Monday, a woman named Joanie Faircloth released a public statement recanting her rape accusations against Conor Oberst, also known as the singer Bright Eyes. The North Carolina woman had written in an xoJane comment thread that she had been raped by the musician when she was 16. (The comments have since been deleted.) Oberst always denied the allegations and in February, he sued Faircloth for libel. Following her statement released this week, Oberst released a statement of his own. His spokesperson told Rolling Stone it’s unclear whether he will continue forward with the libel lawsuit. [Rolling Stone] [Photo: Getty]

Woman Who Accused Conor Oberst Of Rape Issues Statement Recanting Her Accusation

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“The statements I made and repeated online and elsewhere over the past six months accusing Conor Oberst of raping me are 100 percent 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.”

This is a statement released by Joanie Faircloth, a North Carolina woman who last year, in the comments section of an xoJane article, accused Bright Eyes singer Conor Oberst of raping her when she was 16. (The comments have since been deleted.) Oberst has always denied the allegations; in February, he sued Faircloth for libel. According to the statement, she contacted Oberst’s lawyers today with this notarized recant. Well, shit. [SPIN] [Photo: Getty]

Why I Believe Conor Oberst’s Anonymous Rape Accuser

Why I Believe Conor Oberst's Anonymous Rape Accuser

UPDATE, 7/14/14: Conor Oberst’s accuser, Joanie Faircloth, released a statement today admitting her accusations were “100 percent false.” 

The recent rape allegations against Conor Oberst of the band Bright Eyes hit really, uncomfortably close to home for me.

In the past few weeks, it’s come to light that an anonymous xoJane commenter confessed in a comment in a post thread that when she was 16, a decade ago, she had some inappropriate sexual contact with Oberst, who was in his mid-twenties at the time. The comments have since been deleted but a rape allegation was made; the commenter wrote that her husband had encouraged her to “out” Oberst as a means of empowerment. Keep reading »

Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of August 5th 2008

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  • Comme Si de Rien N’Etait
    Former model and current outspoken first lady of France Carla Bruni has released a record so sweet and simply sexy that you know she’s exactly the kind of classy slut she says she is. While you might not be able to pronounce the album title, you should definitely play Comme Si de Rien N’Etait at your next dinner party. (NOTE: The title means “as if nothing happened.” Translation courtesy of Megs, who got straight A’s in French class.) Keep reading »

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