Belfast Telegraph

Monday 20 October 2014

US Navy chief removed over video

Captain Owen Honors is facing a probe over lews videos (AP)
Captain Owen Honors in one of a series of profanity-laced comedy sketches (AP)

A senior US Navy officer has been removed from command of an aircraft carrier over raunchy comedy videos he made and showed to the crew.

The commander of US Fleet Forces, Admiral John C Harvey, said Captain Owen Honors showed "extremely poor judgment" in the videos that included anti-gay slurs and sexual innuendo.

Honors was switched to an administrative role.

The admiral said the Navy continues to investigate the case of the videos from 2006 and 2007 and will look into what other officers aboard the USS Enterprise knew about them.

Honors was executive officer, or second in command, of the Enterprise at the time and later became its commander.

The videos became public when they were released by a newspaper in Norfolk, Virginia.

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