Finally wrapping up this story, Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes has dropped his defamation lawsuit against Joanie Faircloth. Last year, Faircloth accused Oberst of raping her after a concert in 2003. Oberst denied the claim and filed a defamation lawsuit. Earlier this month, Faircloth issued a retraction saying that her rape claims were not true, and also apologized to Oberst. Last week, Oberst stated that he forgave Faircloth for her actions, but it was unclear if he was proceeding with the lawsuit. As of today, Oberst has made it clear that he is dropping his lawsuit against Faircloth.
by John Gentile