Joseph Brooks accused of rape

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors say they've found two more women who say they were molested by The Academy Award-winning songwriter of "You Light Up My Life." Joseph Brooks was already accused of forcing himself on a series of women lured to his Manhattan
apartment for supposed acting auditions.

Brooks pleaded not guilty Tuesday to additional charges
including predatory sexual assault, which carries a potential life
sentence. He's now accused of abusing 13 women.

Prosecutors want a court to boost his $250,000 bail. Defense
lawyer Jeffrey Hoffman says that's unwarranted because the
71-year-old Brooks has consistently come to court.

Brooks won an Oscar for best original song for the Debby Boone
ballad "You Light Up My Life." He also wrote and directed the
eponymous 1977 movie.

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