“This drink was not made with any intent to offend anyone, especially not victims of rape,” Diet Starts Monday said in a tweet.
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Bar That Promoted ‘Pill Cosby’ Drink Apologizes and Pulls Cocktail From Menu

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A Washington, D.C., bar pulled this empty capsule-topped ‘Pill Cosby’ cocktail from its menu after a national outcry
“This drink was not made with any intent to offend anyone, especially not victims of rape,” Diet Starts Monday said in a tweet.
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“This drink was not made with any intent to offend anyone, especially not victims of rape,” Diet Starts Monday said in a tweet.

As the jury selection for Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial begins, now is a good time to remember: There are some comedic lines you should not cross.

Diet Starts Monday — a bar in Washington, D.C. — is facing severe controversy for a “Pill Cosby” tequila-based hibiscus cocktail that was topped with fake (empty) pill capsules. The drink — which appeared to poke fun at the sexual assault proceedings — was taken off the menu after it went viral online for all the wrong reasons.

Originally the bar had defended their inclusion of the drink special, saying it was supposed to raise awareness of sexual assault and drugging in bars. Diet Starts Monday has since released an apology on Twitter and removed the drink from the menu, saying, “We take full responsibility and apologize to anyone we offended.”

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Five jurors have already been selected for the trial, which will begin on June 5 and will consider charges that Cosby drugged and molested a number of women over the years. In total, 60 women have come forward to accuse the once-beloved comedian of sexual assault, molestation, or harassment.