Late last year, a woman named Joanie Faircloth accused Conor Oberst of raping her at a Bright Eyes show in 2003. However, the woman (whose real name is Joan Elizabeth Harris) has just issued a public apology, saying that she made the entire thing up. In February, Oberst sued her for libel, claiming that his reputation had been damaged by her accusations. A representative for Oberst said that the statement was issued after seven months of trying to get in contact with Harris. You can read her entire statement and look at the notarized apology below.

"The statements I made and repeated online and elsewhere over the past six months accusing Conor Oberst of raping me are 100% false. I made up those lies about him to get attention while I was going through a difficult period in my life and trying to cope with my son’s illness. I publicly retract my statements about Conor Oberst, and sincerely apologize to him, his family, and his fans for writing such awful things about him. I realize that my actions were wrong and could undermine the claims of actual sexual assault victims and for that I also apologize. I’m truly sorry for all the pain that I caused."

PSA: It's important to note that false rape accusations are very rare.

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