One of the most talked about stories from the weekend were the allegations made against Conor Oberst saying that he raped a young female a decade ago. An anonymous commenter on the website xoJane made the charges last month, and said she was introduced to Oberst backstage at a concert 10 years ago.

The comment that the person made was then posted to Tumblr, where it quickly gained traction over the weekend. Oberst responded to the statement via his publicist, and you can read it below, via AbsolutePunk:

“Usually we wouldn’t feel the urge to comment on spurious blog chatter but the recent allegations made about Conor Oberst by an anonymous commenter on the xoJane website are flagrant enough to demand our response. This individual’s accusations are absolutely, unequivocally false. Unfortunately, the internet allows for groundless statements like this to travel the world before the truth has any time to surface. This is a particularly serious and sickening allegation and there is no truth to it. Conor has nothing but abhorrence for the perpetrators of such crimes of sexual violence. The behavior attributed to him by this individual is in direct opposition to his principles. Conor is consulting with a libel attorney regarding this matter.”