The Navy officer behind a series of videos featuring simulated sex and antigay slurs was temporarily relieved of duty Tuesday, Navy sources confirmed to ABC News.
Capt. Owen Honors (pictured) currently commands the USS Enterprise. He reportedly produced the videos, which were shown to the crew of the aircraft carrier in 2006 and 2007, while he was second in command.
The Virginian-Pilot newspaper in Norfolk, Va., first published excerpts from the videos and descriptions of their content on Saturday. In one of the videos, the paper reported, two female sailors stand in a
shower stall aboard the aircraft carrier, pretending to wash each
other. In other skits, "sailors parade in drag, use anti-gay slurs, and
simulate masturbation and a rectal exam. Another scene implies that an
officer is having sex in his stateroom with a donkey."