A D.C. pop-up bar’s cocktail — the “Pill Cosby,” garnished with empty pill capsules — became a national topic of conversation Monday when the bar’s owners came under fire from sexual assault victims and others who were angered and offended by the drink.
Diet Starts Monday, a retail and restaurant concept, originally said the drink was to bring awareness to sexual assault. Photos of the pill-topped cocktail, first reported by Washingtonian, began to make their way around Twitter, where it became a national trending topic. Monday was also the day jury selection began for entertainer Bill Cosby, who is accused of sexual assault. Women who have spoken out about their alleged assaults by Cosby have said that the actor drugged them.