Bill Cosby during an interview about the upcoming exhibit "Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue," at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington D.C. on Nov. 6, 2014
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December 4, 2014 3:23 PM EST

The Navy has revoked Bill Cosby’s honorary title in light of allegations he sexually assaulted a string of women over decades. “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. The comedian — who spent four years in the Navy — was given the title of honorary Chief Petty Officer in 2011.

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