Navy Yanks Honorary Title From Cosby

Former sailor is an 'honorary chief petty officer' no more
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2014 2:43 PM CST
Bill Cosby during an interview on Nov. 6.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

(Newser) – A young Bill Cosby joined the Navy in 1956 and served four years. Long after he became famous, the Navy bestowed on him the title of honorary chief petty officer—and today, it yanked that title away. The sexual allegations against Cosby "are in conflict with the Navy's core values of honor, courage and commitment," said the official announcement. In fact, the Navy even scrubbed from its website a news release about the title in 2011, reports USA Today. (The Navy has its own work to do on the subject: The first female sailors to serve on submarines were secretly filmed while showering. And Cosby is tweeting again.)

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