Wednesday, June 24, 2009

From The No-Comment Files

Joseph Brooks, the Oscar-winning songwriter who wrote the 1970s ballad "You Light Up My Life" may be getting serenaded by a cellmate Tuesday. He was arrested, indicted and accused of raping and sexually assaulting 11 women.

Brooks is accused of having a Federal Way woman working as his personal assistant facilitate the sexual assault of nine of those victims. That woman, Shawni Lucier, 42, was charged in New York with criminal facilitation.

Brooks, 71, appears to have more indictments than he has major songwriting awards. He is facing multiple charges or rape, criminal sexual act, sexual abuse, forcible touching, assault, grand larceny and criminal mischief.

Link from which the above quote came. Joseph Brooks appears in the following YouTube version of the song by Patti Smith.