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Bright Eyes Singer Conor Oberst

VINDICATED

'Rape' Victim Says She Lied

7/14/2014 11:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Conor Oberst Rape
The woman who accused Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst of rape, flat out LIED ... and lied to get attention.

It's shameful and shocking ... Joanie Faircloth says she pressed her claim publicly for 6 months.  But now she says, "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."

Faircloth -- who claimed Conor came onto her backstage after a 2003 concert and forced himself on her after she said she was a virgin -- now apologizes to Conor, his family and his fans.  She also acknowledges her conduct could undermine legitimate sexual assault claims. 

But some damage has already been done.  For starters, Conor says his publishing company did not pick up a $200,000 option which he attributes to the bad press Faircloth created.

Conor has sued Faircloth for $1.2 mil.

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1.

Tarington    

Who? Whatever TMZzzzz's nobodies.

12 days ago
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DiM    

More women who are assaulted especially in a relationship, actually never come forward at all. This soap operaish example doesn't represent any global realities about sexual assault.
Of course, this guy ought to be compensated and I hope she is ordered to volunteer at a rape outreach centre.

12 days ago
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Factual    

She lied?!?!??? You don't say.....

12 days ago
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Sin D    

HOW MANY skuzzy ho's do this to make the actual HORRIBLE CRIME of rape be degraded to a question of accusation ? REAL women should be denigrating and calling to task these gold digging lying egg plants.

12 days ago
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Observer    

She needs to pay full restitution 'and' go to jail!

She lies, ruins this guys reputation and possibly derail a career, she needs to pay!

12 days ago
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HumanNature    

THAT'S HOW YOU PUT "LIARS" IN THEIR PLACE!!!!!


GOOD FOR HIM!!!!!

12 days ago
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LisaL    

Feel bad for the guy. This stupid b*tch lied, and oh now she's so SOWWY. Nevermind that she ruined his life and reputation.

12 days ago
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HumanNature    

She also acknowledges her conduct could undermine legitimate sexual assault claims.


Joanie Faircloth


YOU MAKE ME "SICK"!!!!!!


I HOPE THAT YOU GET RAPE FOR REAL AND NO ONE WILL BELIEVE YOU!!!!!


THAT'S CALL "KARMA" B!TCH!!!!!

12 days ago
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static    

NFI who those people are.

12 days ago
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Lindawants2havefun:)    

She should spend time in jail like anyone else!!

12 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Oh no, not Bright Eyes!!!!!! They are almost as relevant as Danity Kane!!!!!

12 days ago
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BEEJ    

Bright Eyes? Haven't heard that name since sophomore year of high school...

12 days ago
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crazy    

this girl should be locked up for just as long as he would have been if convicted, it seems that when its the girls word over the guy they guy always ends up in jail, and if the claim is proved to be false the girl just walks free!! she should be FRIED!!! makes me absolutely SICK to think about how many wrongfully accused men are in jail because of s*** like this!!!! women have always wanted to be treated the same as men lately, well???????

12 days ago
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Preacher    

Stupid hoes these days

12 days ago
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Xianne    

Good for them whoever he is . When someone lies about a rape it makes it real hard for someone to believe in a actual rape victim . That dumb bitch should be sued and jail

12 days ago
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