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Bright Eyes star Conor Oberst sues fan over rape accusation

February 19th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Bright Eyes
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 legal action following the online allegations which linked him to a sexual assault a decade ago, and now he has launched a defamation lawsuit against a woman he has identified as Joanie Faircloth.

He claims she is the unnamed individual who left a series of posts in the comment section of an article about abusive rock stars on XOJane.com in December (13), claiming the Brig...
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Conor Oberst auditioned for Inside Llewyn Davis

January 3rd, 2014 3:10am EST
Conor Oberst
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, which is loosely based on the memoir of struggling cult singer Dave Van Ronk, but, after watching the finished product, he is happy to have lost the job to Hollywood newcomer Oscar Isaac.

Sitting down for a chat with Isaac for Interview magazine, he said, "I know I told you this when we met, but I tried out for your role in Inside Llewyn Davis - and thank God for everyone that I didn't get it...
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Rage Against The Machine To Protest Arizona Immigration Law

July 18th, 2010 7:00pm EDT
Rage Against the Machine
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.

Both acts are part of the The Sound Strike coalition of artists who have agreed to boycott the state until a new bill, SB 1070, is amended.

The legislation allow police officials in Arizona to challenge anybody they suspect of being an illegal immigrant to prove their status officially. Failure to do so will result in arrest.

The protest concert at the Hollywood Palladium will be the reunited Rage Against The Machine'...
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