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Hotel fires person who recorded Jay Z attack video

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:32 p.m. HST, May 14, 2014

NEW YORK » A hotel where someone recorded security video appearing to show Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, attacking Jay Z inside an elevator said Wednesday it had identified and fired the person.

The Standard Hotel said the person had been terminated for "breaching the security polices of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video."

Celebrity website TMZ posted the 3-minute video on Monday and said it was shot last week inside a Standard Hotel elevator.

The video appears to show Solange attacking Jay Z in Beyonce's presence. A security guard intervenes. The footage shows the performers in the outfits they wore to the Met Gala last week. There is no audio.

The hotel said after the video was first aired that it was "shocked and disappointed" by the security breach. It said Wednesday that it will turn over "all available information to criminal authorities."

Representatives for Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange haven't commented on the video and didn't reply to emails sent Wednesday seeking comment.

Jay Z and Beyonce, who were married in 2008, will kick off their co-headlining "On the Run Tour" on June 25 in Miami.

Solange recently performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where Beyonce joined her onstage.

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saywhatyouthink wrote:
I hope TMZ paid you alot for the video, I doubt any hotels in the city will ever hire you to work at their hotel.
on May 14,2014 | 07:18PM
lowtone123 wrote:
It's been reported that TMZ paid $250K for the footage.
on May 15,2014 | 11:55AM
kprtyqn wrote:
family love and sisters will protect each other no matter sometimes. even if she was wrong to get all hyped up it also depends on the situation that caused her to be so pissed off. An if Jay Z is the cause then id be surprised that Beyonce wasnt backing her sis up
on May 15,2014 | 11:55AM
st1d wrote:
the standard hotel can kiss away bookings from prominent guests now that their security tapes are being sold to the highest bidder.
on May 15,2014 | 03:01PM
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