Bright Eyes' frontman Conor Oberst has dropped his $1 million libel suit against Joanie Faircloth, who made claims on the Internet that he'd raped her, after Faircloth issued a statement retracting her accusations.
Joanie Faircloth — the woman who posted on various websites that Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager — is now admitting that she completely fabricated the story in an attempt "to get attention."
Last week, Bright Eyes musician Conor Oberst filed a lawsuit for libel against a reported "anonymous commenter" who posted on various websites that he raped her. But Joanie Faircloth was not anonymous—she left the original comments under her name, and her commenter account was linked to her Facebook. Her broad…