Navy Strips Bill Cosby of Chief Petty Officer Title
The 77-year-old comedian received the honorary title in 2011
No one can call Bill Cosby a Chief Petty Officer anymore.
In the wake of accusations that he assaulted several women, the Navy announced Thursday that it was revoking the honorary title it gave to the 77-year-old comedian in 2011.
“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 statement said.
Cosby first enlisted in the Navy in 1956 and served for four years as a hospital corpsman before he was honorably discharged in 1960 as a 3rd Class Petty Officer.
Besides losing an NBC sitcom project and a special on Netflix, Cosby gave up his seat on the Temple University Board of Trustees and has lost several appearance dates in light of the ongoing sex scandal.
On Wednesday, three accusers stepped forward and demanded that Cosby create a $100 million fund for his alleged victims.
Earlier this week, Cosby broke his silence by Tweeting a few words of thanks to Whoopi Goldberg and singer Jill Scott, who have supported him on TV and social media.