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Bail Increased For Oscar-Winning Songwriter Accused Of Sexual Assault

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An Academy Award-winning songwriter might be singing the blues if he cannot come up with $3 million this week.

"You Light Up My Life" songwriter Joseph Brooks has to post $3 million bail or $1.5 million in cash by January 29 if he wants to stay out of jail.

Brooks is accused of sexually assaulting 13 women.

A Manhattan judge increased the songwriter's previous $250,000 bail.

His lawyer says he is not sure if his client can produce the money.

The bail boost came after prosecutors upped the charges against Brooks.

The 71-year-old pleaded not guilty to charges that he lured victims by offering them auditions for movie roles.

He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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