'Faircloth' issues public apology...
Conor Oberst

Late last year an anonymous poster on XOJane accused Conor Oberst of raping her after a show in 2003.

Responding, the American artist furiously denied the claims, and attempted to sue the poster who went by the name 'Joanie Faircloth'.

Since then, Obert's reps have struggled to reach the poster. Now, Joanie Faircloth - real name Joan Elizabeth Harris - has issued a public apology, fully recanting the claims she made against the singer:

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.

Find Faircloth's statement below. (via Pitchfork)


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