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Conor Oberst Drops Lawsuit Against Sexual Assault Accuser

21st July 2014

Indie rocker Conor Oberst has dropped his libel lawsuit against a fan who accused him of sexually assaulting her.Joanie Faircloth issued a statement last week (beg14Jul14), confessing she made up lies about an encounter with...

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Conor Oberst Forgives Lying Rape Accuser

16th July 2014

Indie rocker Conor Oberst has graciously accepted an apology from a fan who made his life a living hell after falsely accusing him of raping her backstage after a gig when she was a teenager.Joanie...

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Conor Oberst's Name Is Cleared As Accuser Of Rape Recants Story

By Jack de Aguilar | 15th July 2014

For around 6 months, Conor Oberst has been at the centre of a rape accusation stemming from North Carolina resident Joanie Faircloth, who had asserted that the Bright Eyes frontman assaulted her 11 years ago...

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Conor Oberst's Rape Accuser Admits She Lied About Sexual Assault

14th July 2014

A woman who accused Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst of raping her at a concert in 2003 has publicly retracted her statements, admitting she "made up those lies" for attention.The singer/songwriter hit headlines in December...

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Conor Oberst Demanding Summary Judgement In Rape Defamation Case

8th July 2014

Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst is requesting a summary judgement in his defamation lawsuit against a woman who accused him of rape in 2003 after the defendant failed to respond to the legal action.The singer/songwriter...

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Bright Eyes Star Conor Oberst Sues Fan Over Rape Accusation

20th February 2014

Bright Eyes star Conor Oberst has followed through on his threat to take legal action against the woman who accused him of raping her as a teenager.Last month (Jan14), the singer/songwriter announced he was considering...

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Conor Oberst Considering Legal Options Following Internet Rape Story

7th January 2014

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...

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Conor Oberst Auditioned For Inside Llewyn Davis

3rd January 2014

Bright Eyes star Conor Oberst has revealed he auditioned for the lead role in The Coen Brothers' new movie Inside Llewyn Davis.The folk frontman was hoping to land his first acting role in the film,...

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Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst Missed Out On 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Lead Role

By Lauren James | 2nd January 2014

Now this is an interesting tidbit of movie trivia: Conor Oberst has revealed that he auditioned for the lead role in folk music comedy-drama, Inside Llewyn Davis. Although the Coen Brothers eventually cast Oscar Isaac...

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Conor Oberst Opening A Bar

23rd April 2012

Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst is set to become a landlord after opening his own bar.The singer is setting up the venue in Omaha, Nebraska - his home state - along with his pal and...

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Rockers Bright Eyes Not Splitting

10th July 2011

Rocker Conor Oberst has brushed off rumours Bright Eyes are set to split.Fans of the American indie rockers were left aghast when Oberst told Rolling Stone, "It does feel like it needs to stop at...

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Emmylou Harris Talks Life On The Tour Bus

26th April 2011

Emmylou Harris - The American country musician and multiple Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris, says she wouldn't swap life on the tour bus for a private jet, reports the Huffington Post. Harris has described herself...

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Rage Against The Machine Come Home To Protest Arizona Law

17th July 2010

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and singer/songwriter CONOR OBERST are teaming up to protest Arizona's controversial new immigration laws at a concert in Los Angeles next week (23Jul10).Both acts are part of the The Sound Strike...

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Nebraska Native Oberst Opposes State Immigration Initiative

8th July 2010

BRIGHT EYES star CONOR OBERST is spearheading a new campaign to protest a controversial new immigration law in his native Nebraska.The singer/songwriter, who is part of the celebrity boycott of Arizona following state immigration legislation,...

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Oberst Responds To Arizona Promoter's Economic Concerns Of Boycott

5th July 2010

BRIGHT EYES frontman CONOR OBERST has written an open letter to a concert promoter in Arizona defending his decision to support a boycott of the state in protest of its controversial immigration laws.The singer is...

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Oberst, Ward & James Form Monsters Of Folk Supergroup

13th June 2009

Indie folk/rock icons CONOR OBERST, M. WARD and JIM JAMES have formed a supergroup called MONSTERS OF FOLK.The trio and Mike Mogis performed together on the road in 2004 and now they've recorded tracks for...

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Oberst, Ward & James Form Monsters Of Folk Supergroup

13th June 2009

Indie folk/rock icons CONOR OBERST, M. WARD and JIM JAMES have formed a supergroup called MONSTERS OF FOLK.The trio and Mike Mogis performed together on the road in 2004 and now they've recorded tracks for...

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Oberst Plans Hospital Break-out, And Sings About It

8th September 2008

Singer/songwriter CONOR OBERST has entered into a bizarre pact with an aged pal - to break him out of hospital if he falls ill and allow him to die in the desert. The Bright Eyes...

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Surprises In Store At Bonnaroo

19th June 2006

The fifth Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival in Tennessee, the world's most successful festival, was all about surprises this weekend (15-18JUN06) as TOM PETTY, BRIGHT EYES and former GRATEFUL DEAD star PHIL LESH served up...

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Bright Eyes Star Pays Tribute To London Bomb Victims

13th July 2005

BRIGHT EYES star CONOR OBERST has paid tribute to the victims of last Thursday's (07JUL05) terrorist attacks in London, while performing in the British capital. The FIRST DAY OF MY LIFE singer was playing...

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Bright Eyes Star Apologises To Glastonbury Fans

30th June 2005

BRIGHT EYES star CONOR OBERST has apologised to fans who were offended by comments he made about the late British DJ JOHN PEEL and the Make Poverty History campaign while performing at last weekend's (24-26JUL05)...

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Ledger Brings Williams Home

23rd December 2004

Hollywood hunk HEATH LEDGER's burgeoning romance with MICHELLE WILLIAMS is hotting up - the actor has taken the former DAWSON'S CREEK beauty home to his native Australia. THE PATRIOT star, 25, secretly began dating...

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Winona Ryder Happily Single

6th May 2003

Convicted shoplifter WINONA RYDER is amused by the constant reports about her love life - because she's currently single. The GIRL, INTERRUPTED star has been linked to BRIGHT EYES rocker CONOR OBERST and AL...

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Is Winona Dating Pacino?

1st May 2003

Troubled Hollywood star WINONA RYDER has reportedly found love with veteran screen idol AL PACINO. The unlikely couple - who starred together on screen recently in S1MONE - were rumoured to have enjoyed a...

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Rockwell Turns Down Winona

30th April 2003

Hollywood actress WINONA RYDER has reportedly been romantically snubbed by up-and-coming actor SAM ROCKWELL. The attractive pair were spotted in New York hotspot TAI where they danced together to STEVIE WONDER's hit YOU ARE...

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Winona Steals Toy Boy.s Heart

21st April 2003

WINONA RYDER's current beau used to think he was to young for the HEATHERS star. Singer-songwriter CONOR OBERST has been spotted kissing the 31-year-old actress on the street in Los Angeles. But the 23-year-old...

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