Joanie Faircloth Claims Conor Oberst Raped Her: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Published:8:46 pm EDT, February 19, 2014| Updated:8:46 pm EDT, February 19, 2014|
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Joanie Faircloth is the woman who is claiming Bright Eyes' frontman Conor Oberst raped her back in 2003 after a show in New York City, reports TMZ.

Here's what you need to know:


1. Oberst Thinks She's Just a Deranged Fan

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Oberst has filed a defmation suit against Faircloth. He's suing her for more than a million dollars. The singer is allegedly dismissing her claims saying that she's nothing more than an obsessed fan, according to TMZ.


2. Faircloth Claims Oberst Took Her 'Virginity' & Her 'Self-Esteem'

The allegations first appeared in the comments section of her Tumblr, which is now deleted, xojane.com where Faircloth wrote, "Conor took a lot from me including my virginity, my dignity, and my self-esteem." She goes on to say that after a 2003 show, she was backstage when Oberst came on to her and raped her after she told him that she was a virgin.

3. Faircloth Was Clearly a Huge Fan of Conor

On her Facebook page, Faircloth lists Bright Eyes as one of her favorite bands. Also in a post, she references that seeing Conor Oberst in concert was her greatest memories.


4. Faircloth Has an Ill Child

Her son is very sick judging by her Facebook posts. On her social media profile, she says that her son, Alex, is autistic and suffers from a kidney disease of some kind. Faircloth regularly checks in at Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center in North Carolina. On February 3, she posted this:


5. She's Married and Living in North Carolina

Faircloth is her married name, her husband is named Brian Faircloth. They live in Roxboro, North Carolina but she's originally from Durham, North Carolina. The couple were married in April 2010.

In addition to her fandom of Conor Oberst, she likes a wide variety of music from Tool to Justin Bieber.

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