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The Hotel Employee Who Leaked the Solange-Jay Z Video Got Fired

Evan Agostini—Invision/AP This May 5, 2014 file photo shows Jay Z, left, and Beyonce at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in New York, on the night when Beyonce's sister allegedly attacked Jay Z.

The Standard Hotel in New York said it had sacked the employee who recorded and released the security footage that appears to show Solange Knowles assaulting her brother-in-law, Jay Z, after the Met Gala and was posted this week on celebrity gossip website TMZ

New York’s Standard Hotel says it has identified and fired the person who leaked a security video that apparently shows Beyonce’s sister Solange assaulting her brother-in-law Jay Z in one of the hotel’s elevators.

The hotel said Wednesday that it will hand over “all available information to criminal authorities,” the Associated Press reports.

The video was posted on celebrity gossip website TMZ on Monday. Representatives for Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange have yet to comment on it.

[AP]

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