Following the recent revelations that the woman who accused Conor Oberst of raping her when she was 16 had fabricated the story, the Nebraskan singer-songwriter has decided that he will drop his libel lawsuit against her.

Last Wednesday, Oberst accepted an apology from Joanie Faircloth and on Friday he told his lawyers to drop the case against her.

Update:: the artist's publicist has just released a statement saying "Conor had his lawyer ask the Judge to dismiss the complaint against Joanie Faircloth. Conor’s only goal throughout these court proceedings has been to expose the truth. As per his statement of last week: he looks forward to moving on to happier times."