Police Say Brooks Used Craigslist Postings To Attract Women Looking For Movie RolesNEW YORK (CBS) ―
Joseph Brooks, songwriter and movie director, is led away by police after his arrest for alleged rape and sexual assault of women while they auditioned for movie roles in his apartment, New York City.
A New York City prosecutor says Oscar-winning songwriter and director Joseph Brooks has been charged with rape and sexual assault.
Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau says details will be discussed at a news conference Tuesday.
Police said previously that at least four women accused Brooks of performing sex acts on them while they auditioned for movie roles, reports CBS station WCBS-TV in New York City.
Brooks allegedly seduced the women through Craigslist web postings and lured them to his upper East Side apartment with promises of parts in his next movie, sources said.
Brooks won the Oscar for Best Original Song for the 1977 ballad "You Light Up My Life." The song reached #1 on the US popular charts and also won him a Golden Globe Award and an Authors and Publishers Award.
He also wrote and directed the "You Light Up My Life" romantic comedy. It's about a comedian who has a one-night stand with a director.
Brooks' attorney, Jeff Hoffman, did not immediately return a call requesting comment.