Bill Cosby has honorary US Navy title revoked after sexual assault claims

The comedian has denied all allegations

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The Independent Online

The US Navy has revoked Bill Cosby’s honorary title, amid sexual assault allegations made against him which conflict with its “core values”.

The comedian was made honorary chief petty officer in 2011. He served in the Navy for four years, between 1956 and 1960, as a hospital corpsman and a 3rd Class Petty Officer.

“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,” Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said in a statement.

Cosby has been accused of numerous sexual assaults over the past two months – all of which his lawyer has firmly denied. The comedian has defended himself saying: “People need to fact check.”

He is currently seeking compensation from one of his alleged victims, Judy Huth, after she filed a lawsuit claiming that she was molested by the comedian at the Playboy Mansion, aged 15, in 1974.

Earlier this week, lawyer Gloria Allred called for Cosby to waive the statute of limitations act allowing women claiming that he assaulted them to “obtain justice”.

Allred, who is representing three women alleging sexual assault, says she has “lost count” of the number of alleged victims who have come forward.

Cosby has never been arrested or charged with any offence arising from the allegations.

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