Rita Ora allegedly flouted COVID-19 restrictions in November last year when she threw a party to celebrate her 30th birthday in London. The singer hosted a party of around 20 people despite London being in lockdown at the time.
Ora bribed restaurant to host a birthday party
Details have now emerged that she bribed the restaurant where she held the party $6,829 to offer a place for “drinks and nibbles.” The UK native had tried to sweep the issue under the rug after agreeing to apologize and pay a fine for her “inexcusable error of judgment.” However, more details have now emerged following an investigation into the restaurant that held the party.
Ora had requested a table at Casa Cruz for her birthday party, and she paid a considerable amount to make that happen. Although the restaurant is to blame for breaking COVID-19 protocols, they are under probe because of Ora. According to a statement to the police from the restaurant’s boss Scottie Bhattarai, they agreed to the arrangement, and he admitted that they were greedy in doing so. Scottie revealed that most of his employees were on furlough, and he is the one who facilitated the night event.
Over 20 people attended Ora’s party
Scottie told the police that he had expected seven guests, but around 20 showed up. Interestingly, some of the guests that attended the soiree include Cara Delevingne and her sister, Poppy. This lie about the number of people who at the party is a huge strike against the singer. This is because too many people were in the restaurant, irrespective of whether it was during a lockdown or not.
On December 2, Ora apologized for her inexcusable error of judgment in an Instagram post. She indicated, “it was a spur of the moment decision made with the misguided view that we were coming out of lockdown and this would be OK… I’m deeply sorry for breaking the rules.” Interestingly, it seems she knew what she was doing was wrong because the restaurant boss revealed that he was told to turn off the CCTV camera between 1800-1830hrs.