Conor Oberst Drops Lawsuit Against Rape Accuser
Late last year, a woman named Joanie Faircloth left a comment on the website XOJane accusing Conor Oberst of raping her, claiming the Bright Eyes frontman assaulted her and took her virginity 10 years earlier, when she was 16. Oberst released a statement denying her accusation, and then he filed a federal libel lawsuit against her, seeking a $1.2 million judgment against her when she didn’t show up in New York for a hearing last month. Not long after that, though, Faircloth issued a notarized statement apologizing and saying that she’d lied about the rape accusation. Oberst released a statement of his own, accepting her apology. And now, as Buzzfeed points out, Oberst has dropped his lawsuit. On Friday, Oberst’s lawyers filed a Notice Of Voluntary Dismissal. You can see the court documents at Buzzfeed.