Navy Revokes Bill Cosby’s Honorary Title Amid Sex Assault Claims

The Navy has revoked Bill Cosby's honorary title in light of allegations he sexually assaulted a string of women over decades. "The Navy is taking this action because allegations against Mr. Cosby are very serious and are in conflict with the Navy's core values of honor, courage and commitment," Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said in a statement. The comedian — who spent four years in the Navy — was given the title of honorary Chief Petty Officer in 2011.

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Bill Cosby Given Honorary Navy Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick West, left, and Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus congratulate Honorary Chief Hospital Corpsman Bill Cosby during his pinning ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial on February 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. U.S. Navy / Getty Images