The U.S. Navy is stripping Bill Cosby of his honorary title. Amid allegations of sexual misconduct involving a number of women over the years, the Navy announced Thursday it was revoking the Chief Petty Officer title it bestowed on the 77-year-old comedian in 2011. The Navy says it was taking action because the allegations against Mr. Cosby “are very serious and conflict with the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment.”
Cosby served four years in the Navy before he was honorably discharged as a Third Class Petty Officer in 1960. Last week, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Berklee College of Music cut ties with the comedy legend. Cosby also resigned from the Board of Trustees at his alma mater at Temple University this week.