Rita Ora fined R205k for 30th birthday party that broke lockdown rules

Lawrence Kim
Декабря 1, 2020

"Only Want You" singer, Rita Ora, is facing major backlash from fans after throwing herself a 30th birthday party in London over the weekend.

Milton Keynes' community radio station, MKFM, has chose to remove Rita Ora from its playlist after the pop star broke current coronavirus rules for her 30th birthday party.

The singer had been celebrating her 30th birthday and did not refrain from going all out and inviting a number of people, during a pandemic, reported The Sun. "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".

She added: "I'm deep sorry for breaking the rules and in turn understand that this puts people at risk". Ora has since acknowledged her mistake, describing it as a "serious and inexcusable error of judgement".

"I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first hand how hard people have worked to combat this awful illness".

Models Poppy and Cara Delevingne were also a part of the gathering.

Police have the power to break up groups larger than six and those who ignore officers could be fined £100, doubling with each offence to a maximum of £3,200.

A source told MailOnline: "Rita knows her actions were wrong which is why she has voluntarily paid the $20,000 fine to the council". In England, all pubs and restaurants are supposed to be closed other than take-out, and people aren't supposed to be gathering indoors with people outside of their homes or support bubbles.

Police said in a statement, "Police were called at 21:10 on Saturday, 28 November, to reports of a potential breach of Covid regulations at a commercial premises in Clarendon Road, W11".

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "It's important that everybody in society sets an example by following the rules - that is for every member of the public including celebrities".

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