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Oscar-Winner Accused Of Sexual Assault

Jan. 13 2009, Published 6:02 a.m. ET

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Joseph Brooks, who copped an Oscar for Best Original Song of 1977, has reportedly been copping more.

Police are investigating the charges of 4 actresses who said the writer of You Light Up My Life had them come to his New York home for auditions where he allegedly assaulted them. The job postings were all on the internet.

According to the allegations, when the women answered the ad between March and May of last year, the 70 year-old -- who also directed the film version of his ditty -- told them they'd be playing hookers. Who had to have drinks and perform sex acts with him. You'd think that might have been a tipoff.

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Police are also checking whether the women might have been drugged, according to police spokesperson John Sweeney.

No charges have been filed.

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