For those of us who grew up in the 70’s/80’s may remember a sappy song that was played incessantly in the late 70’s called ‘You Light Up My Life.’ It was recorded by Debby Boone and stayed at the top of the charts for 10 weeks in 1977. The song was written for a movie by the same name and was written by songwriter Joe Brooks. That was pretty much Joe Brooks’ claim to fame. Now he has a claim to infamy.
The 70-year-old Brooks now stands accused in several sexual assaults going back to November of 2006. Brooks allegedly played up his showbiz connections on craigslist to lure aspiring lady thespians to his home. Once there it’s alleged that he used a date rape drug in them and sexually assaulted them.
Brooks had a stroke six months ago and is playing it up to the press.