Joseph Brooks
Director, Producer, Songwriter

Allegations Summary:
Rape
AKA:
Joseph Kaplan
Industry:
Alleged Victim Gender:
Female

Joseph Brooks was a composer, director, producer, and screenwriter. He was known for writing popular commercial jingles and wrote the popular songs My Ship is Coming’ In, If Ever I See You Again, and You Light Up My Life. He also directed the films You Light Up My Life, If Ever I See You Again and Headin’ for Broadway. He produced the film Eddie and the Cruisers.

In 2009, Brooks was charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault.  Authorities alleged that Brooks lured women to his apartment with the promise of movie roles.  He committed suicide before his trial began.

Film/TV Appearances
as cast member
If Ever I See You Again
Bob Morrison
1978
You Light Up My Life
Creative Executive
1977
Filmography
as crew member
Invitation to the Wedding
Director
1983
Headin' for Broadway
Writer
1980
Headin' for Broadway
Original Music Composer
1980
Headin' for Broadway
Producer
1980
Headin' for Broadway
Director
1980
If Ever I See You Again
Writer
1978
If Ever I See You Again
Original Music Composer
1978
If Ever I See You Again
Producer
1978
If Ever I See You Again
Director
1978
You Light Up My Life
Writer
1977
You Light Up My Life
Original Music Composer
1977
You Light Up My Life
Producer
1977
You Light Up My Life
Director
1977
The Lords of Flatbush
Original Music Composer
1974