Woman Who Accused Bright Eyes Frontman Conor Oberst Of Rape Now Admits She Lied To ‘Get Attention’

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07.14.14 16 Comments

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Recently Conor Oberst sued Joanie Faircloth, the woman who had been accusing him of rape, after the allegation led to him being dropped from his record label. Now Faircloth has released a statement admitting that her allegations were all bullsh*t, a crock of dangerous lies she peddled to, in her words, “get attention.”

Via Buzzfeed:

“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.”

Dear people looking for attention: there are ways of getting it that don’t involve potentially destroying the lives of other people. Please try to get your attention through those sort of measures going forward. Thanks!

(Buzzfeed via Rolling Stone)

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