Rita Ora was willing to dish out big bugs to celebrate her 30th birthday in style with friends. With COVID-19 now entering its second full year many people, celebrities included, are growing tired of the strict regulations that are in place to help aid in the prevention of the spread of the virus. However, some people feel as though exceptions can be made to this rule especially when bribes are involved. Rita Ora is just the latest in a string of celebrities who are throwing large, unsafe events. She was busted last November for throwing a huge party and there are new details emerging about the police-raided event.
Rita Ora’s negotiation tactics to open a restaurant and turn off their CCTV during lockdown. https://t.co/RIKoPdIt2X— HTJ (@htj86) January 28, 2021
Ora's birthday bash took place in West London back in November back when the country was dealing with their second national lockdown. Word has gotten out that the restaurant in question, 'The Casa Cruz Restaurant' in Notting Hill was the venue of choice for the singer. According to the Met Police, a CCTV blackout was put into place so her celebrity friends could sneak into the back of the venue.
Scottie Bharttarai, the venue boss, told police he was offered upwards of $7,000 to break the rules from Ora and her reps, and the original plan was only to have seven people attend, however, by 9PM nearly 20 people had shown up.
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