When Solange was caught kicking and punching Jay Z on an elevator surveillance tape on May 5, it shocked the world. Even though the family may attempt to brush this off as a family feud, HollywoodLife.com has learned that the New York District Attorney could bring assault charges against Solange.
Solange Knowles, 27, could be in some serious trouble. HollywoodLife.com spoke with a top criminal defense attorney, Michael Carnachia, who tells us that the authorities could most definitely go after Solange for attacking Jay Z, 44, and also The Standard Hotel, in the event that they gave her alcohol that may have contributed to the brawl.
Solange Knowles Could Be Charged With Assault After Jay Z Fight
We’ve learned that while unlikely, the DA could press charges against Solange.
“If there’s evidence, then the police and the district attorney could bring a charge, even if no one presses charges,” Michael says. “It’s similar to a situation when the police come onto a scene and a woman has a cut nose but won’t say that her husband did it.”
Even if Jay Z is reluctant to bring charges, Michael tells us that the police could find evidence that implicates Solange if they find it serious enough. Using the TMZ footage may not be enough because it was stolen from the hotel. He also tells us that there may be a bit of a double standard, since Solange is a woman, and she was pummeling a much larger man.
“It’s also a factor that a woman is attacking a much larger man,” he says. “Which is seen much differently by the D.A. than a large man pummeling a woman. Finally, these cases are usually victim-driven, and they often don’t want to force someone to bring charges.”
Solange & Jay Z Fought Over Rachel Roy, Says Source
We told you exclusively, that Rachel Roy, was the reason why Solange and Jay Z got into a fight.
“Rachel Roy came up to [Solange] in a confrontational way earlier in the night,” a source close to Solange tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “But they’ve had a long-standing feud. It turns out this ruined the whole night.”
Rachel and Solange’s heated exchange also led to the “Losing You” singer’s elevator smackdown against brother-in-law Jay Z, according to our insider.
“Solange was defending Beyoncé in the elevator because Solange finds Jay’s friendship with Rachel to be WAY too close for comfort and it makes Solange very uncomfortable,” the source reveals. “Beyoncé also confronted Rachel and said, ‘Don’t talk to my sister like that,’ after [Rachel] confronted Solange.”
Another source has confirmed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Rachel and Jay Z do have a close friendship.
HollywoodLifers, do you think the DA should press charges against Solange?
— Reporting by Andrew Gruttadaro