Outside of school, he would hang out at Antiquarium Records, a music shop specializing in indie rock and electronic music.Oberst was 14 when he began singing and playing guitar with the band Commander Venus (which included later members of Cursive and the Faint) in 1994.Faircloth wrote that Oberst "took advantage of my teenage crush on him" when she was introduced to him at a concert when she was 16 and he was in his 20s.She wrote that " Conor took a lot from me including my virginity, my dignity and self esteem."Her statement on Monday recanted all of her claims.The songs came, respectively, from the folky album (Number 15), released simultaneously on January 25th, 2005.Before those two releases, Oberst relocated to New York City and started up a new label, Team Love, with his manager.
Ward for the Monsters of Folk project, which peaked at #15 on the Billboard Top 200.A judge issued a default judgment in Oberst's favor earlier this month.Faircloth's story was first published in December on the website under the title "It Happened to Me: I Dated a Famous Rock Star & All I Got Was Punched in the Face," the lawsuit said."I publicly retract my statements about Conor Oberst, and sincerely apologize to him, his family, and his fans for writing such awful things about him," Faircloth wrote.
"I realize that my actions were wrong and could undermine the claims of actual sexual assault victims and for that I also apologize.
"I made up those lies about him to get attention while I was going through a difficult period in my life and trying to cope with my son's illness."The allegations were "republished by countless media outlets around the world, thus further perpetuating the untrue depiction of Oberst as a rapist," said a defamation lawsuit filed by Oberst against Faircloth in February.