The US Navy has relieved an aircraft carrier captain of his command over the production of lewd videos on the ship. 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 Capt Honors' actions and "profound lack of judgment" put his character and fitness to lead in doubt.
Adm John Harvey Jr has relieved Capt Honors of his command of the USS Enterprise, the Navy said. Capt Honors' "profound lack of good judgment and professionalism while previously serving as executive officer on Enterprise calls into question his character and completely undermines his credibility to continue to serve effectively in command", the Navy said in a statement.
In one of the films, the officer introduces a scene where two female sailors pretend to bathe together, saying "chicks in the shower" is his "favourite topic". In another scene, male sailors dressed in drag mimic masturbation. Other clips in the video show a man in drag and a mock rectal examination.