Oscar-Winning Songwriter Indicted in 6 Sex Attacks
Brooks penned 'You Light Up My Life'
By Harry Kimball, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2009 1:46 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Oscar-winning songwriter Joseph Brooks turned himself in to New York police today on suspicion of rape, the Post reports. Six women have accused Brooks of casting-couch sexual assault under the pretense of auditioning for movie roles. Brooks won Best Original Song in 1977 for You Light Up My Life, from the film of the same name, which he wrote and directed.

The alleged rapes took place between 2006 and 2008, the Daily News adds. Some of the women say Brooks slipped them the date-rape drug, while others say the 70-year-old spiked their drinks. Insiders say Brooks will be charged today with two counts of rape, two counts of sexual assault, and one count of sodomy. The allegations became public in January.

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Jun 24, 2009 1:38 AM CDT
Jun 23, 2009 10:14 AM CDT
I'm wondering how these people know the method of their sedation. 'He gave me the date rape drug.' 'Oh really? He spiked MY drink...' 'What with?' 'Um...er...date rape drug.' And what is THE date rape drug? GHB? Flunitrazepam? I didn't kmow there was an accepted version.
Jun 23, 2009 9:12 AM CDT
He will make a fine wife to some understanding brother in the pen.