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Conor Oberst

Rape Lie Killed My $200K Record Deal

7/8/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It was Conor's publishing company ... NOT his record label that pulled a $200,000 payment connected to his latest album. His label, Nonesuch Records is still on board, but he's clearly pissed about losing the $200K.
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singer Conor Oberst got canned by his record label when an obsessed fan lied about him raping her -- and now that he wants her to pay up ... she's gone radio silent, according to the emo rocker. 

TMZ broke the story ... Oberst sued Joanie Faircloth for $1.2 million back in February ... claiming she defamed him when she accused him of forcibly taking her virginity after a North Carolina concert in 2003.

Now Oberst says the false accusation tanked his record sales and led to his label 86'ing him ... according to new docs filed in the case, and obtained by TMZ. Oberst adds his canceled contract was worth at least $200K.

Oberst says Faircloth has never shown up for court hearings in the case ... so now he wants a judge to declare him the winner, and award him the $1.2 mil.

47 COMMENTS

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kewljewl    

Bwahahaha!!! Who the fluck is this guy??? Seriously lady...if ur gonna accuse someone of rape...make sure its someone with money and fame. Lmao! I'm sorry I just have to laugh at this article!

47 days ago
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FREEDOM    

WHAT A ROTTEN B.I.T.C
H.

47 days ago
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jc    

Fully support Conor here... bury this woman financially.

47 days ago
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FREEDOM    

SHE IS SCREWED...

47 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE IS UGLY......

47 days ago
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Bridget    

If it is provable that she falsely accused him, did she go to jail? She should have. If it is true he is innocent, yea, get every dime from her. I can't stand false accusers. They make people question whether real victims are telling the truth.

47 days ago
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areufreakinkiddingme    

Well, he looks innocent.. 8/

47 days ago
8.

Umanyways    

His fan would be working til 60 years old to give him that money.

47 days ago
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Mr.Biggz    

That pic makes him look like a rapist.

47 days ago
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Nights N White Satin    

Who?

47 days ago
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Nights N White Satin    

Who?

47 days ago
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105 4N93135    

It was me

47 days ago
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Thirstee    

Record label? People have their own channels and labels!!!their own stores thanks to porno land err the internet.. He's so 90's

47 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

I seriously think that if a woman charges you with rape and it turns out her claim has no basis in fact, she should be charged on a criminal act. Rape charges are extremely serious and have a horrible impact on the accused. If a woman has been raped, she should file charges. But not if she is just being malicious for whatever reason.

47 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Insult to injury is that it will be up to him to collect the money. He won't see a dime, but at least his reputation will be cleared, somewhat.

47 days ago
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