The U.S. Navy has announced that it will be revoking the honorary title of Chief Petty Officer given to Bill Cosby in light of the sexual abuse allegations against him.
“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,” the Navy said in a statement.
Cosby served for four years in the Navy, having enlisted in 1956, and was honorably discharged as a 3rd Class Petty Officer in 1960. Cosby has held the honorary title since 2011, but the Navy announced today, Dec. 4, that they would be revoking the title.
Amid all of the allegations against Cosby, the comedian has lost his sitcom in the works at NBC, had his Netflix stand-up special postponed, and stepped down from the Temple University Board of Trustees.
Cosby has remained largely silent in light of these allegations, briefly speaking up only to thank some of his high-profile defenders.