Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has ended his libel suit over retracted accusations that he raped a woman more than a decade ago, according to various sources.
Oberst had filed a $1-million lawsuit against Joan Elizabeth Harris (a.k.a. Joanie Faircloth), a North Carolina woman who claimed in several online postings that Oberst had sexually assaulted her after a 2003 concert.
Harris later publicly retracted the claims, saying in a notarized statement that, "The statements I made and repeated online and elsewhere over the past six months accusing Conor Oberst of raping me are 100% false... I publicly retract my statements about Conor Oberst, and sincerely apologize to him, his family, and his fans for writing such awful things about him."
Oberst later issued a statement on the retraction, saying, "I have accepted Joanie Faircloth’s apology and retraction to clear my name. This has been extremely difficult and stressful for me personally and for those I love. I’m appreciative of the family, friends, fans, and business partners who supported me throughout this and look forward to happier times as we all move forward with our lives."