Rita Ora apologized Monday for breaking U.K. COVID-19 lockdown rules by holding a birthday party, saying it was "a serious and inexcusable error of judgment" https://t.co/Ued48b3C5M pic.twitter.com/tqtMPXy1hN— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 1, 2020
badgalrita says she feels “embarrassed” over her “inexcusable error of judgement” in throwing a 30th birthday party in London. The UK is currently in the midst of a second national lockdown.
The “I Will Never Let You Down” singer was spotted entering a West London restaurant on Saturday night with friends including Cara and Poppy Delevingne, Vas Morgan and her sister Elena. Ora rented out the entire restaurant, but claims it was a “spur of the moment” thing.
Police were seen peering through the windows of the supposedly closed Casa Cruz restaurant in Notting Hill.
Pics of cops trying to get into Rita Ora's b'day are objectively hilarious pic.twitter.com/eGG8Nlogmj— Moya Lothian-Mclean (@mlothianmclean) November 30, 2020
Rita or the restaurant could be fined £10,000 (roughly $13,300) for breaching lockdown rules, which have been in place since November 5th and are due to end on December 2nd.
[Text]Hello all, I attended a small gathering with some friends to celebrate my 30th birthday. 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 and in turn understand that this puts people at risk. This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgment. Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility. I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness and being fully aware of the sacrifices that people and businesses have made to help keep us all safe. Even though this won’t make it right, I want to sincerely apologise.
What Rita Ora was thinking pic.twitter.com/kSVq0IBJGl— 🏳️🌈⭐Simon, Aunty Gay⭐🏳️🌈 (@TheSimonC90) November 30, 2020
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