Actress Glenn Close is “distraught”
over her inclusion in lewd videos that cost Captain Owen Honors his
The raunchy videos, which include a
healthy dose of anti-gay jokes and sexual innuendo, surfaced without
explanation last week.
Honors, who produced
and broadcast the videos aboard the USS Enterprise in 2006 and 2007
while he served as the ship's executive officer, or XO, was
relieved of his command of the world's first nuclear powered aircraft
carrier on Tuesday.
Footage of Close's tour of the carrier
in 2006 is included in at least one video.
“I am distraught that my image has
been used to perpetuate something that I abhor,” Close said in a
statement. “The cynical, unauthorized use of my image in this
video is deeply offensive and insulting, and was the result of a
seemingly innocent request made during a visit to an aircraft carrier
over four years ago.”
Close is a strong advocate for gay
rights, in particular the repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the
soon-to-be defunct law that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving
openly in the military.