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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.

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billybob    

This idiot should have married her afterwards, like Paul Walker did . . .

185 days ago
17.

lanie    

Dashboard Confessional is the best emo band ever. FACT.
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A quick google search of "Joanie Faircloth" prompts all sorts of hits on messageboard websites where someone named "Joanie Faircloth" types on all sorts of messageboard type websites..

185 days ago
18.

Dash    

Wow this sounds like Jessica Leonhardt, also known as Jessi Slaughter. Said the samething bout Blood on the Dance Floor singer Dahvie Vanity!

185 days ago
19.

Murderface    

15 nos and a yesh means yesh!

185 days ago
20.

bmsvds    

Who is this guy and what reputation?

185 days ago
21.

CremeBrulee    

I don't get it...she uses her real name on comment boards? Imo, lie, just looking for attention.

185 days ago
22.

Champagne Jayne    

I have never heard of these people.

185 days ago
23.

SammyG    

Never heard of this person. Another Disney kid gone wrong or rich person's brat.

185 days ago
24.

K    

Conor is probably the best song writer of my generation, dashboard can't even compare... Funny how this article comes out right as a new album is dropping...

185 days ago
25.

Mr. Pukey    

She was 14 not sixteen. He is worried about being accused of raping an older girl.

185 days ago
26.

campy    

Dirty hippy

185 days ago
27.

may28    

Liar liar pants on fire

185 days ago
28.

jen    

Never heard of him.

185 days ago
29.

fantseepants    

Just because you guys don't know who he is doesn't mean anything. Are you really cutting edge with great musical tastes? Bright Eyes and Conor are incredibly popular and well respected

185 days ago
30.

Tax    

She could have made the whole thing up, but he can't wait 10 years to sue? I guess he has never heard of statue of limitations?

185 days ago
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