Navy Captain Owen Honors ‘to lose post for lewd videos’
After the initial condemnations from the Navy came out over the videos this was predictable.
The US Navy is to relieve an aircraft carrier captain of his command over the production of lewd videos aboard the ship, US defence officials say.
The videos featuring Capt Owen Honors were apparently made in 2006 and 2007. One has gay slurs, women in the shower together and simulated masturbation.
Officials said the Navy had chosen a commander to replace Capt Honors on the nuclear-powered ship USS Enterprise.
The formal announcement of the dismissal is expected later on Tuesday.
Former Top Gun pilot Capt Honors, 49, was the carrier’s executive officer - second-in-command - when the videos were made.
The existence of the videos was reported by the Virginian-Pilot newspaper last week, but it is unclear why they have surfaced.