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Conor Oberst addresses rape accuser's retraction

Conor Oberst addresses rape accuser's retraction

On Monday, a North Carolina woman retracted her claims and apologized for accusing the singer-songwriter Conor Oberst of raping her after a 2003 concert.

Joan Elizabeth Harris, who wrote as "Joanie Faircloth," made the accusations in the comments section of an XO Jane article a year ago, where they quickly spread on Tumblr.

"The statements I made and repeated online and elsewhere over the past six months accusing Conor Oberst of raping me are 100% false," she wrote in a notarized letter. "I publicly retract my...

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