Singer/songwriter Conor Oberst is considering legal action following online allegations linking him to a sexual assault a decade ago.
An unnamed individual left a series of posts in the comment section of an article about an abusive rock star on XOJane.com, claiming the Bright Eyes star had raped her. She alleged she was 16 at the time.
The comments have since been removed and now the singer is looking at his legal options.
His representative tells AbsolutePunk.com, "Usually we wouldn't feel the urge to comment on spurious blog chatter but the recent allegations made about Conor Oberst by an anonymous commenter on the xoJane website are flagrant enough to demand our response... This individual's accusations are absolutely, unequivocally false.
"This is a particularly serious and sickening allegation and there is no truth to it. Conor has nothing but abhorrence for the perpetrators of such crimes of sexual violence. The behaviour attributed to him by this individual is in direct opposition to his principles. Conor is consulting with a libel attorney regarding this matter."