It's been a roller coaster week/year for Conor Oberst, hasn't it? On Monday his name was dragged out of the mud when his rape accuser (Joanie Faircloth, real name Joan Elizabeth Harris) issued a public apology for making it all up ("I made up those lies about him to get attention while I was going through a difficult period in my life") - and today we get to hear his take on the situation:

"I have accepted Joanie Faircloth's apology and retraction to clear my name," says the statement. "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."

Conor Oberst has released his sixth solo studio album, Upside Down Mountain, earlier this year.