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Conor Oberst Sues

I Didn't Rape a 16-Year-Old

2/19/2014 3:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Emo king Conor Oberst from the band Bright Eyes insists he NEVER raped a 16-year-old girl back in 2003 -- despite the girl's public claims -- and now he's suing her for more than a million bucks.

Conor just filed a defamation lawsuit against Joanie Faircloth, who claimed the rock star raped her ten years ago after one of his North Carolina shows.

Faircloth made the allegations in December in the comments section of the website xojane.com -- claiming Conor came on to her backstage after the 2003 concert and later forced himself on her ... after she made it clear to him that she was a virgin and wanted to stay that way.

Joanie wrote, "Conor took a lot from me including my virginity, my dignity, and self-esteem."

But Conor insists the encounter is made up -- in fact, Conor says he never even met her.

Conor claims Joanie's just an embittered superfan, who gushed about him and Bright Eyes as recently as January 2013 -- writing about how the last time she saw Conor in concert is her best memory ever. She even listed "Bright Eyes" as her favorite band on Facebook.

Conor says her lies have damaged his reputation.

73 COMMENTS

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1.

Jennifer    

I've never heard of Bright Eyes. Sounds like a nobody to me.

189 days ago
2.

Mr Wood    

Well, well, well....."THOSE PEOPLE"!!!!!!

189 days ago
3.

DirkDiggler    

Who dat?

189 days ago
4.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

He's guilty

189 days ago
5.

nvrmeant420    

MIKE KINSELLA IS THE EMO KING

189 days ago
6.

THEsam    

he was too depressed back then to rape someone... that would be exhausting. and everyone knows depressed people are lazy. .....

189 days ago
7.

nick    

Statutory rape...if so then it is not rape...decrease the age of sexual consent to 15....stop acusing men of rape with teenagers who willingly spread their legs...

189 days ago
8.

nick    

If it was forced...physically forced then he is an animal

189 days ago
9.

bonghits4all    

She wouldn't list these guys as her favorite band on Facebook and make positive comments about them if he traumatized her when she was 16.
Hope he wins.

189 days ago
10.

Clytemnestra    

Good for him for suing her. If she's got proof, she'd better get ready to present it in court!

189 days ago
11.

Jon    

You can't damage a reputation when 80+% of who reads this article has no damn clue who you are, and cares even less.

189 days ago
12.

R    

Who?

189 days ago
13.

think101    

WHO, WHAT?

189 days ago
14.

elle    

Who??

189 days ago
15.

Eoin    

Coner Oberst burst her cherry,

189 days ago
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