Jay Z V. Solange: Standard Hotel Fires Employee Who Leaked Fight Video

Thu, May 15, 2014 9:40am EST by 9 Comments

The Standard Hotel not only apologized for the video that their employee leaked of Solange and Jay Z fighting on May 5 in an elevator, they have now ID’d that person and fired them. Read their statement below.

Unfortunately for Jay ZSolange Knowles and Beyonce, the video cannot be unseen — but at least the individual who leaked the video of their dramatic fight, has been fired from the Standard Hotel.

Solange & Jay Z’s Fight — Hotel Employee Fired

“The Standard has already terminated the individual and will now be pursuing all available civil and criminal remedies,” the hotel said in a public statement, adding that the individual was “responsible for breaching the security policies of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video released by TMZ.”

The fight, which went down on May 5 following the Met Ball was captured on an elevator camera and showed Solange full-on attacking Jay Z. None of their camps have spoken out about the video, which leaked on May 12.

Elevator Fight Video: How Much Did It Go For?

The video, was reportedly “being shopped for five days to the highest bidder,” according to PageSix and was sold for $250,000.

“There are only a handful of people who’d have access to that tape,” a source told the site, adding that the hotel hired Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer to find the person who sold the tape. “The Standard owns that tape. Once it was out, Jay Z’s people felt they couldn’t control it. They were reluctant to try and publicly fight this.”

E! News reported that TMZ actually bought the tape for between $50,000 and $100,000 from a female security guard.

Well, either way — that employee no longer has a job! What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Was firing them the right move? Let us know!

– Emily Longeretta

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Posted at 10:19 PM on May 15, 2014  

Certainly she should have been terminated. She stole and betrayed the trust of her employers in addition to violating hotel guests privacy. She was an untrustworthy employee on so many levels. She should consider herself luck if charges are not bought against her. : (

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Hold Up!

Posted at 1:06 PM on May 15, 2014  

Well at least she got paid.
Sure she was wrong, but they had to fire her because if you can’t trust the people put there to protect the hotel, then they don’t need to be around.
She should be set now and able to take her time finding another job.
Maybe TMZ could hire her to go undercover at other hotels and secretly spy on celeb guest.
Just kidding!
Well I hope it was worth it to her. The hotel does have to protect the privacy of their guest.

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Posted at 4:20 PM on May 15, 2014  

No. The video was taken inside an elevator, not a hotel room so why should they expect privacy??

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Hold Up!

Posted at 4:35 PM on May 15, 2014  

@LS,they were still in the hotel though.
As long as they are on hotel property their privacy is suppose to be protected by the hotel.
Those stars pay lots of money going to those places and if the word got out they are lax on their security and privacy.
they would lose business so fast their heads would spin.

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Posted at 2:45 AM on May 16, 2014  

Hotel privacy are for registered guest. Other than that its done on a one on one basis depending on how much money you have. The camera on the elevators are for security purposes. In event a robbery occurs etc.. Unfortunately, we live in a society of wanting to know who, what, when & why.. when it comes to the rich. Especially if its performers who “people” made that way. Yes, they have normal family problems like we all do. But, guess it comes with the money you all make from the normal people to say something.

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Posted at 5:49 PM on May 16, 2014  

Why should anyone, celeb or not, expect a rogue employee to steal a tape of a family incident that happened in a semi-private (enclosed) elevator. Apparently it was certainly a violation in terms of her employment. She’s now lost her job and can and should be facing charged. I’m not an indignant fan. I simply shudder to think how I would feel if something like that happened to me. Everyone should expect a degree of privacy. Where does it stop? Rest rooms are public too. Should people have NO expectation to a degree of privacy? Are there any boundaries?

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Posted at 10:53 AM on May 17, 2014  

You are correct in that it was inside an elevator which is a public place. The purpose of the security cameras, however is to protect the people on the elevators. The tape is hotel property. She did not own it to sell; she stole it. There is no doubt in my mind she was required to sign a confidentiality agreement to get her position. Whatever the amount of money she received, she won’t be able to spend it behind bars; in fact she may be using it to pay attorney fees. Bottom line, it wasn’t worth it.

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Posted at 1:02 PM on May 15, 2014  

Who cares Jay Z and Beyonce are just people they are not that special.Theses things happen for a reason and if he was cheating then that’s what he get’s.As far as it goes Jay Z is no Angel he’s on the internet video’s beating up women himself.Beyonce didn’t stick up for him because she was fed up.I bet that is why she is having that marriage tattoo erased from her finger.

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Posted at 10:28 AM on May 15, 2014  

Tmz is crazy lolz

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