Adelaide nightclub Loverboy releases images of Covid spreader
Nightclub publicly SHAME Covid-infected partygoer posting footage of him boogie while supposedly in self-isolation – forcing hundreds into self-quarantine
- The Adelaide nightclub released damning CCTV of the Covid-19 spreader this week
- Ralph MacIntosh partied on site in December, despite being ordered to self-isolate
- The outbreak forced Loverboy to close over Christmas, its busiest time of year
- The venue deleted the shared view this week and decided not to pursue the matter
- At least 15 patrons and four club staff were infected after the night
A nightclub has publicly shamed an infected partygoer who walked out when he was supposed to self-isolate at home.
Ralph James Mackenzie MacIntosh, then 19, underwent a PCR test in Adelaide on December 17 – before spending six hours later at Loverboy nightclub.
He was partying at the scene when he received the text message from South Australian Health confirming he had tested positive.
This week, the club took the extraordinary step of posting footage of MacIntosh skylarking on the dance floor, checking his phone and sending Snapchat messages.
Following his party, hundreds of customers and staff were forced into isolation, with the nightclub forced to close during its busiest time of year.
The teenager had claimed that he had not seen the vital text from the authorities until the next morning.
Ralph James Mackenzie MacIntosh has previously claimed he hasn’t seen the SA Health text, despite CCTV of him checking his phone while partying at Loverboy nightclub
He has since deleted the vision and decided not to pursue MacIntosh any further – but fired one last tee shot.
“We are as tired of this circus as we all assume,” the nightclub said Wednesday night.
“In saying this, we are not going to pursue this further.
“It’s time to let karma take over and for us to outrun all those *** bulls.
“We have our club and we have our handsome bosses, that’s all we need.”
South Australian Prime Minister Peter Malinauskas found the footage “confronting”.
‘For people who have seen the images that have been posted online – which came to my attention last night when someone texted me – I found this very confronting, not because I felt for Mr. MacIntosh, I can tell you that, but because I felt for the people who had to bear the consequences,’ he told ABC Radio.
Adelaide nightclub Loverboy released the damning CCTV of Ralph James Mackenzie MacIntosh this week but have since decided not to pursue the case
According to the venue, at least 15 revelers and four staff members have caught the virus, potentially from MacIntosh.
The venue also threatened legal action at the time of the outbreak. The owners also claimed MacIntosh shares cost them $60,000.
“As well as forcing us to close during the busiest time of the year, it has also forced us, our staff and customers to self-isolate over Christmas,” the post read.
“Countless thoughts cross our minds; thoughts on how we as an industry have been among the most restricted and regulated because of our risk to public health and safety – which we have avoided.
A Covid outbreak forced popular nightclub Loverboy (pictured inside the venue) to close over Christmas, its busiest time of year
‘Think of the fines we’ve had to pay as a business for customers standing too close together in line on the public footpath (totaling $10,000 throughout the pandemic – which we’ve avoided.)
“But mostly thoughts that sometimes life just isn’t fair, even if you try to do the right thing for others.”
He added that the venue had yet to receive an apology from Mr. MacIntosh, a former private schoolboy believed to be from the state’s wealthiest families.
Mr. MacIntosh faced up to two years behind bars and a $20,000 fine if convicted. He was fined $600 by a court this week.
The reveler claimed at the time that he did not see the text from SA Health until the following morning,
“I think we just let him down. I’ve admitted my mistakes and I’m so sorry,’ Mr MacIntosh said on social media.
The owners of the Loverboy nightclub claimed Mr MacIntosh’s shares cost $60,000 instead (pictured)