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Conor Oberst Rape Accuser: 'I Made Up Lies to Get Attention'

Posted by - 12:23 PM on 07/14/14
Joanie Faircloth has recanted her accusations against Conor Oberst.
Joanie Faircloth, who alleged that Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst had sexually assaulted her in the comments of an XOJane article, has now admitted that she made the whole story up. In February, Oberst had filed a libel lawsuit against her, calling her accusations "absolutely, unequivocally false." Now Faircloth is asking for forgiveness for what she wrote.
 
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12:24 PM on 07/14/14
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I knew about this and am glad that his name is cleared now.

At the same time, I hope that this one isolated, anomalous incident isn't used to discredit the claims of people who have been raped. False accusations are very very rare.
12:24 PM on 07/14/14
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Very very happy that this wasn't true.
12:25 PM on 07/14/14
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Just to remind everyone that false rape accusations do occur, have an effect and people should be innocent until proven guilty.

Hope he continues with his lawsuit
12:25 PM on 07/14/14
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Please tell me she'll be prosecuted for this.
12:26 PM on 07/14/14
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He should drop the lawsuit. What's done is done.
12:27 PM on 07/14/14
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file charges. shit like that makes it worse for actual victims.
12:27 PM on 07/14/14
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He should drop the lawsuit. What's done is done.
I agree
12:27 PM on 07/14/14
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Damn. Really really glad to hear it but still no winners, as these things definitely 'undermine the claims of actual sexual assault victims' as she said.
12:28 PM on 07/14/14
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file charges. shit like that makes it worse for actual victims.
That's a good point, but does a lawsuit get that point across?
12:28 PM on 07/14/14
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He should drop the lawsuit. What's done is done.
I'd be shocked if this statement wasn't made as part of an agreement to get the suit dropped.
12:29 PM on 07/14/14
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I mean, if the state wants to pursue a lawsuit so be it. But Oberst made his point, she recanted, he should move on.
12:30 PM on 07/14/14
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That's a good point, but does a lawsuit get that point across?
did police ever get involved in this? i'm talking about filing criminal charges against her if they did.
12:30 PM on 07/14/14
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I'd be shocked if this statement wasn't made as part of an agreement to get the suit dropped.
Question is was she paid off to recant (probably not), scared off to recant (wouldn't surprised me), or legit recanted.
12:30 PM on 07/14/14
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did police ever get involved in this? i'm talking about filing criminal charges against her if they did.
I don't think police were ever involved. Don't see the state doing anything about it.

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