For composer Joseph Brooks, apparently even writing the number one song of 1977 (“You Light Up My Life”) wasn’t enough to keep him from having to get sex by force. You know, the non-consensual kind, man. *jazz drums fade in, fireplace lights by itself*
Prosecutors want to boost sexual assault charges against the Academy Award-winning songwriter behind “You Light Up My Life,” who already is accused of 11 casting-couch rapes.
Brooks has pleaded not guilty to rape, sexual abuse and other charges. He’s accused of luring most of the women to his Manhattan apartment through an online ad offering auditions for a movie role, then sexually assaulting them after making them drink apparently drugged wine as part of an “acting exercise.”
Brooks — who won the Academy Award for best original song for the 1977 Debby Boone ballad “You Light Up My Life” and directed a related movie — would wow the women with his Hollywood credentials, making a point of showing them his Oscar, prosecutors say. [Yahoo]
Jesus, he shows you his Oscar, offers you a movie part, feeds you wine, and you still won’t consent to sex? I find these ladies guilty, of bein uptight, man. *bongo riff* On a serious note, I think the only fair punishment is to get this guy together with fellow Oscar-winning rapist Roman Polanski and have them do a little back and forth about who has drugged whose wine a lá The Princess Bride.