Monday, July 14, 2014

Conor Oberst Rape Accuser Admits She Lied; Issues Apology

The woman who accused rock star Conor Oberst of rape has admitted she lied and issued a public apology. Here is the text of her statement:
"The statements I made and repeated online and elsewhere over the past six months accusing Conor Oberst of raping me are 100% false. 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. 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. I realize that my actions were wrong and could undermine the claims of actual sexual assault victims and for that I also apologize. I’m truly sorry for all the pain that I caused."
Oberst has claimed that he lost a lucrative recording contract because of these allegations and was suing the woman for libel. Thankfully, this has now been resolved.

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