Conor Oberst has dropped the $1.2 million libel lawsuit he filed against a woman who had accused him of raping her when she was a 16-years old.
As ENTmania! reported, Joanie Faircloth had written on the comments section of feminist site xoJane back in December that the Bright Eyes singer had raped her backstage in 2003. This prompted Oberst to file the libel suit against her, accusing her of lying and damaging his reputation.
Then last week Monday, Faircloth issued a public apology to the singer, admitting that she made up the accusation ‘to get attention’. Oberst accepted the apology two days later … and on Friday he filed court documents asking to withdraw the libel suit.
The dismissal documents were filed without prejudice, which means Oberst can refile the libel lawsuit in case another lie from Faircloth comes up again to tarnish his image.