Rita Ora issued an apology last month after being slammed for throwing a 30th-birthday party in London.
Cara and Poppy Delevingne were pictured arriving at the secret bash, which was held at the Notting Hill restaurant Casa Cruz on November 28.
She was thought to have invited 30 friends to the party, despite the U.K. still being in lockdown until December 2.
Ora said: “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 realize how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility.”
The nation reading Rita Ora’s apology pic.twitter.com/ZJ4qTqN47f
— Pete Burns’ Confiscated Coat (@harrisonjbrock) November 30, 2020
“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 apologize.”
The Sun claimed Nicholas Fallows, who is listed as the sole director of Casa Cruz London Ltd., said he hadn’t been aware of any plans for an event and the restaurant was “owned by shareholders.”
Piers Morgan was among those hitting out at the star Monday, saying on “Good Morning Britain”: “These celebs, I’ll do what I want and no one else matters, I don’t get it… what’s the restaurant doing allowing all those people in?”
See more reaction below.
I’m so fed up with reading about celebrities breaking lockdown rules. I haven’t seen my family since august, but Rita Ora can throw a party and have 30 plus people there. Shows that money means a different kind of lockdown for some. #RitaOra #piersmorgan #lockdown
— Taz (@TazF_R) November 30, 2020
I turned 30 this year during lockdown too Rita, do you know what I did? I spent the day on my own in my apartment, not seeing a soul. Shameful behaviour from you.
— Jonathan Ingham (@JM11NGM) November 30, 2020
Am I bitter about this story as an idiot following the rules? Yes I am bitter about this story.
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) November 30, 2020
Is Rita Ora thick, or just plain arrogant? She doesn’t give a toss. One rule for the rich and famous, another for us. She thought the lockdown was ending last weekend, when everything is still closed? What a load of absolute bulls*it. pic.twitter.com/QCCgcUbinz
— Kevin Edger (@KEdge23) November 30, 2020
Ora then issued a second apology after the Mail on Sunday revealed she’d travelled by private jet to Cairo, Egypt, to perform an exclusive set at the W Hotel for a six-figure sum on November 21.
Upon her return, she should have self-isolated for 14 days but instead threw her birthday party.
Ora said in a statement: “I recently flew to Egypt to perform at a corporate event for a private company, where my travel party followed protocol and presented negative COVID tests upon entry, as required by Egyptian authorities.
“Upon my return to Britain, I should have followed government advice and isolated myself for the required period. As you know, I didn’t follow government advice and for that I apologized earlier this week. I apologize again, unreservedly.”
She continued, “While I realize the apologetic words of a pop star might not carry much weight, especially one who has broken the rules like I have, I do realize that some might seek to follow my example. My message to them is simple: Please don’t.
“The guilt and shame I’ve carried this week for my mistake aren’t worth it. Instead, continue to listen to the government advice and the voices of the heroes of the NHS and take the required precautions.
“I hope to one day make it up to the public who have given me so much support over the years and, in particular, make it up to the heroes of the NHS… In the meantime, I will be donating my fee from Egypt to charity. Be better than I have been and learn from my mistakes so you don’t have to learn the hard way yourselves.”
A spokesperson for Ora also confirmed that she and her team had tested negative for coronavirus.