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UK News Rita Ora at lavish 30th birthday bash that saw her 'fined' £10,000

01:50  01 december  2020
01:50  01 december  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Piers Morgan and Lorraine Kelly slam Rita Ora

  Piers Morgan and Lorraine Kelly slam Rita Ora The singer has been slammed for an apparent disregard of England's current COVID-19 regulations by hosting a 30th birthday party in West London on Saturday evening. 30 people allegedly attended the secret bash at Notting Hill restaurant Casa Cruz, named after Chilean-born Juan Santa Cruz, who resigned as restaurateur in February. Piers and Lorraine, who was celebrating her 61st birthday on Monday, were in a less than congratulatory mood as they discussed the breach on Good Morning Britain.

Staff at Notting Hill restaurant restaurant where Rita Ora held 30 th birthday bash refuse to open doors for police. The singer was initially reported to have invited 30 friends to the restaurant in Notting Hill, West London, to mark the occasion.

Rita Ora was pictured arriving at her lavish 30 th birthday party. Rita spotted outside the venue where she celebrated her birthday . A hospital worker said: “Do they think the rules don’t apply to them as they’re rich or famous?” Businesses can be fined £ 1, 000 for a first offence, rising up to £ 10 , 000

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Rita Ora has apologised for a 'serious and inexcusable error of judgment' after joining friends at a swanky London restaurant for her 30th birthday.

Pop star Miss Ora – whose mother returned to the NHS frontline when the pandemic broke out – said: ‘I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first-hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness. Even though this won’t make it right, I want to sincerely apologise.’

It is claimed she has volunteered to pay a £10,000 fine, although any penalty issued would be against the owner of the premises, not the person hosting the party.

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British pop star Rita Ora has admitted to a “serious error of judgement” after she was busted for hosting a lavish 30 th birthday party for herself at her restaurant in London. However, officers continued their investigation into whether an event was taking place, and reportedly slapped Ora with a £ 10 , 000

The singer celebrated her 30 th at a restaurant with friends - despite England still being in lockdown. Police were seen peering through the windows of the supposedly closed Casa Cruz restaurant in Notting Hill, and now Ora , who turned 30 last week, has apologised for breaking COVID restrictions.

Supermodel Cara Delevingne, her sister Poppy and Miss Ora’s sister Elena were also at Notting Hill hotspot Casa Cruz on Saturday night.

Pictures showed the A-list guests arriving at the back of the restaurant, some wearing face masks and carrying in bottles of alcohol.

It was initially reported that she had invited 30 friends to party 'until the early hours', but sources close to her have said it just seven.

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Yesterday, The Sun exclusively revealed that the hitmaker hosted her 30 th birthday party on Saturday at Notting Hill restaurant Casa Cruz, despite England being in the midst of a national lockdown. Rita Ora pays £ 10 k fine over 30 th birthday party & says she 's 'deeply sorry'. MORE MAISIE.

At one point around 9pm, Met officers were seen peering in the windows after being called but could not gain access.

Miss Ora, who had on a white satin dress and a fur-lined coat, wore a mask as she left.

A source told The Sun: 'Rita and her sister came to the restaurant first, all dolled up and clearly looking forward to a good night.

'There were a number of guests, all dressed up very glamorously, and everyone entered the building through the back, with security watching the front to make sure no one else went in. It went on until the early hours.'

But following further information, police continued their investigation today, but without success as staff inside the restaurant seemed oblivious to officers' efforts to get in this morning.

Nicholas Fallows, who is listed as the sole director of Casa Cruz London Ltd, insisted he was unaware of the event.

The PM’s spokesman said: 'It’s important everybody in society sets an example by following the rules – including celebrities.'

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She 's been celebrating her landmark 30 th birthday as best she can this weekend, after arriving at her big day during Rita Ora celebrated her birthday in style this week! Rita Ora 'PAYS £ 10 , 000 fine ' and apologises for 'inexcusable error of judgement' after holding lockdown-flouting 30 th birthday bash .

See the latest updates, context, and perspectives about this story. She 's been celebrating her landmark 30 th birthday as best she can this weekend, after arriving at her big day during lockdown on Thursday. POP star Rita Ora breached lockdown laws by hosting a lavish 30 th birthday party.

The breach was a far cry from Rita's actions earlier this year, when she launched coronavirus safety merchandise, emblazoned with the logo 'Stop the spread'.

But in her apology this morning she admitted: '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 judgement. 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.'

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A source close to Ora told MailOnline: 'Rita knows her actions were wrong which is why she has voluntarily paid the £10,000 fine to the council. She hopes this will go some way to making up for her error of judgement.'

Kensington and Chelsea Council earlier confirmed it was investigating the party, with a spokesman saying: 'We are aware of the reports and will be investigating them with the premises.'

Meanwhile residents living near the restaurant today told of their anger at the 'selfish' singer who apparently ignored the government restrictions to celebrate her birthday.

A man in his fifties whose home overlooks the restaurant said: 'I hoped they are fined the maximum amount by the council. What is the point of having rules if they are going to be broken just because someone wants to hold a party.'

Another near neighbour, who lives on a council estate, adjacent to the restaurant added:' It is one rule for the rich and the rest of us can stay in line. I didn't hear anything on Saturday but they should not have held the party.

'Everyone is tired of this lockdown, but it is there because it can save lives. Ora and the others were just being selfish.'

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It came as it was confirmed the billionaire owner of the restaurant where the star allegedly had the party had no idea the event was taking place.

Francois Perrodo, 43, who with mother Carrie are among Britain's richest business bosses with their £5.8billion fortune, is the majority shareholder in Casa Cruz.

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Mr Perrodo is a businessman and racing car driver and has competed in a number of races in his birth country of France.

His fortune comes from the oil and gas industry and he is the chairman of the Anglo-French company Perenco, which was founded by his late father Hubert.

A source told MailOnline this morning: 'He had absolutely no idea this was being held there.'

The director of the restaurant also said they were in the dark on who had approved the party, deepening the mystery over who gave it the go-ahead.

Thirty people allegedly attended the secret bash on Saturday, which is named after Chile-born Juan Santa Cruz, who was the restaurateur originally behind the eatery.

Casa Cruz's director Nicholas Fallows insisted on Sunday he too had not been aware of any plans for an event and the restaurant was 'owned by shareholders'.

MailOnline can disclose it is owned by a firm called Casa Cruz London Limited.

At least 75 per cent of that belongs to Casa Cruz Holdings Limited, which Francois Perrodo is the majority shareholder.

His brother Bertrand and wine tycoon sister Nathalie are the only other people listed as having significant control of the firm.

The government again stressed the importance of abiding by restrictions on Sunday, ahead of the UK's second national lockdown ending on December 2.

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MailOnline has contacted Rita Ora, Cara and Poppy Delevingne, Vas J Morgan and Casa Cruz's representatives for a comment.

The restaurant's director Nicholas Fallows also told The Sun that he hadn't been aware of any plans for an event and the restaurant was 'owned by shareholders'.

Earlier the Met Police confirmed they had been called out on Saturday night to reports of a potential COVID-19 regulations breach in the area.

They told MailOnline: Police were called at 21:10hrs on Saturday, 28 November to reports of a potential breach of Covid regulations at a commercial premises in Clarendon Road, W11.

Officers attended and carried out enquiries at the scene. They found no record of any offence being committed.'

Current government guidelines say that people 'minimise the time spent outside their home' and avoid meeting others who they do not live with.

People should also avoid physical contact; being close and face-to-face; and shouting or singing close to others who do not share a home with you or who are not in the same support bubble.

Cara Delevingne posing for the camera: Guestlist? It is thought that Cara Delevingne was one of the people who attended the bash (pictured February 2020) © Provided by Daily Mail Guestlist? It is thought that Cara Delevingne was one of the people who attended the bash (pictured February 2020)

Guidelines brought in with the national lockdown on November 5 also state that people must 'not meet socially indoors with family or friends unless they are part of your household, meaning the people you live with, or your support bubble'.

Restaurants are also currently closed except for takeaway meals, with any breaking of these guidelines possibly ending up with a fine.

The rules are set to change on December 2, with many restrictions being dependent on which Tier the location ends up being in.

In London restaurants and cafes will be able to open from Wednesday. Pubs and bars can also open, but only if they are operating as restaurants with table service.

Emily Andrea and Kerry Katona slam Rita Ora for breaking lockdown rule: 'Why is it one rule for her and another for us?'

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a person smiling for the camera: British legends: (L-R) Sirs Mick Jagger and Michael Caine also made appearances in a clip to celebrate her big day © Provided by Daily Mail British legends: (L-R) Sirs Mick Jagger and Michael Caine also made appearances in a clip to celebrate her big day Michael Caine smiling for the camera: Screen legend: Sir Michael Caine wished the star a happy birthday © Provided by Daily Mail Screen legend: Sir Michael Caine wished the star a happy birthday

All hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals and must stop taking orders at 10pm and close by 11pm, according to the government.

Rita has been celebrating her 30th birthday in style this week after marking the actual big day during lockdown on Thursday.

On Sunday she used the occasion as an opportunity to look back on decades past, when she took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps of herself as a child.

While on Saturday, the star was gifted quite the impressive keepsake – a video featuring an exhaustive list of stars wishing her a happy birthday.

Mariah Carey standing in front of a window: Glamour: A glamorous Mariah Carey was one of the first stars to pop up onscreen in the video © Provided by Daily Mail Glamour: A glamorous Mariah Carey was one of the first stars to pop up onscreen in the video

The singer took to Instagram to share the impressive clip, which included appearances by Mariah Carey, Naomi Campbell, Mick Jagger, Michael Caine, Lionel Richie, and Vjosa Osmani, the acting president of Kosovo – to name a few.

She was also surprised by her parents, Besnik and Vera, who started off the proceedings by sharing snapshots of the star as a young girl as she celebrated various past birthdays.

With Stevie Wonder's timeless classic Happy Birthday playing in the background, such celebrities as Cameron Diaz, Chelsea Handler, Idris Elba, Paris Hilton, Davina McCall, Liam Payne, Sam Smith, and Jonathan Ross also greeted the star.

After watching the clip with her parents, the birthday girl said: 'That is a wicked video! Wow. Thank you so much to everyone who did that video. You guys have made me the happiest girl in the world. Thank you so much.'

Rita also took the opportunity to look back on decades past on Sunday, when she took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps of herself as a child.

a little boy that is standing in a room: So adorable: Rita also took the opportunity to look back on decades past on Sunday, when she took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps of herself as a child. © Provided by Daily Mail So adorable: Rita also took the opportunity to look back on decades past on Sunday, when she took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps of herself as a child.

The Girls singer looked adorable in the images, which showed her at various ages as a youngster as she posed with her dad Besnik and 32-year-old sister Elena.

Captioning the shots, Rita wrote: 'Guess I've always sort of been addicted to clothes even as a kid. So grateful to be able to share these with you guys.

'Life goes by so fast so live your BEST LIVES even in these times try and find joy even from something like a photograph ❤️.'

Celebrating last Thursday, Rita was seen tucking into a creamy two-tier cake with the words 'happy birthday Rita' iced onto the front of the cake in pink lettering.

The media personality also appeared to have been gifted some flowers from Dior, judging by a bow which decorated the bouquet.

a person holding a baby: Pure joy: The Girls singer looked happy in the images, which showed her at various ages as a youngster as she posed with her dad Besnik and 32-year-old sister Elena © Provided by Daily Mail Pure joy: The Girls singer looked happy in the images, which showed her at various ages as a youngster as she posed with her dad Besnik and 32-year-old sister Elena

Rita captioned the gallery of snaps: 'Me and cake and some trousers I couldn't breathe in. Thank you for all the love it felt weird not doing anything for my bday so being me I dressed up and ate cake...

'Also clock the hairspray on the table lol anyway thank you for everyone who showed me endless love on my born day I'm forever grateful you all know who you are.

'Also clock the hairspray on the table lol anyway thank you for everyone who showed me endless love on my born day I'm forever grateful you all know who you are.

'Today I'm going to finish the rest of my cake for breakfast lunch and dinner. Byeeeeeeeeee.'

Rita later shared a video of herself from the same day chatting to the camera, with the sound switched off so that what she was saying was inaudible.

She captioned the clip: 'I wanna post this, I can't tell you what I'm saying but I look cute.'

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Emily Andrea and Kerry Katona slam Rita Ora for breaking lockdown rule: 'Why is it one rule for her and another for us?' .
Columnists Emily Andrea and Kerry Katona have shared their thoughts after the singer celebrated her 30th birthday in a London restaurant surrounded by friends.Asking: “Why is it one rule for her and another for us?”, Kerry said that she thinks the singer should be “setting an example”.

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