A woman who had a complete meltdown as she was being kicked off a Royal Caribbean cruise for a positive COVID test, claims she has tested negative for the virus twice since she returned home to New York.
Laura Angelo, a 57-year-old from the Bronx, and her friend, Valerie, were removed from the Freedom of the Seas ship in Nassau, The Bahamas on July 7, an experience Angelo livestreamed to her Facebook and posted about on TikTok.
The cruise could range from $200 to $400, depending on the length of the trip.
Her videos have since gone viral, with one garnering more than 3 million views on the video streaming app, as she accuses the cruise line of falsifying her test result.
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Laura Angelo, a 57-year-old from the Bronx, livestreamed the moment she was kicked off a Royal Caribbean ship for testing positive for the coronavirus
The video shows crew members in hazmat suits rolling her luggage, which is covered in plastic wrap, even though she insists she doesn't have COVID
In the first video, posted to TikTok on @amethyst216s profile, Angelo claims she and Valerie gave the Royal Caribbean staff a copy of their negative COVID test results before embarking on the ship on July 5, and 'they accidentally gave us a band for vaccinated people.'
The video shows her being wheeled down a hallway, as crewmembers in full hazmat gear clean out her room.
They remove her luggage, wrapped in plastic wrap, and cordon off her room, which she said she and Valerie were stuck in since they had to get a COVID test.
As one of the crew members wheels her into an elevator, she says she is 'going to get three COVID tests when I get home.'
She later demands not to be pushed down a ramp leading off the ship to an ambulance, asking members to speak to Keith Murphy, a hotel director for the ship, and demanding paperwork.
'I said don't take me out yet, until Keith signs the papers,' she yells, saying that if they come near her she's going to get out of the wheelchair, and if she gets injured they would be liable.
'I'm gonna be in charge of my own f****** life,' she yells,. 'I'm tired of Royal Caribbean telling me what to do as you're f****** lying to us.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
She then turns the screen back to her and screams: 'You're f****** lying.'
Immediately afterwards, she claims she is about to have a heart attack, saying she feels 'very dizzy,' and has chest pain - which are both also symptomatic of COVID-19.
'If I have a heart attack live on f****** Instagram, won't this be a story for the freakin' press,' Angelo says in the second video, which ends just as a staff member comes down to talk to her, and she calms down.
A man wheeled her down to a ramp, where she was kicked off the ship
Angelo said she was traveling with her friend, Valerie, who was also kicked off the ship
Angelo claims the Royal Caribbean staff falsified her COVID test to make it positive
She tells the man in another video the cruise ship required her and Valerie to get a PCR test before boarding, and when they went through the embarkation process on July 5, they were handed a purple wristband.
She said they asked if the purple wristband was meant for nonvaccinated passengers,