Verbal arguments to begin in lewd Navy video case

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Posted: Aug 23, 2011 3:38 AM
Verbal arguments to begin in lewd Navy video case

A Navy board will hear verbal arguments as to why the former commander of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier who produced raunchy videos aboard the USS Enterprise should be allowed to stay in the Navy.

Capt. Owen P. Honors is facing a board of inquiry Tuesday in Norfolk, Va. He was relieved of command in January after media reports about the videos surfaced. The videos included simulated shower scenes, anti-gay slurs and references to prostitution in foreign ports.

Honors contends the videos were made to improve morale while teaching important shipboard lessons. He was the aircraft carrier's No. 2 officer when he helped produce and appeared in the series of videos that aired on the ship's closed-circuit TV station between October 2005 and December 2007.