Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst consults libel attorney concerning anonymous rape allegations.
Oberst was accused by an anonymous commenter on xoJane (though it has since been deleted) of raping the then-16-year old ten years ago. The accuser states that the introduction was made through his brother, who was her English teacher, at a local Bright Eyes concert. You can read the full deleted comments on BuzzFeed, which include the Tumblr post from the claimed accuser.
Though the comment was from over three weeks ago, its status of "going viral" has caused Oberst's publicist to now acknowledging it. His publicist states, "This individual’s accusations are absolutely, unequivocally false."