The Standard Hotel in NYC made good on its promise to root out and discipline the employee who sold CCTV footage of Beyonce’s sister attacking rap mogul Jay Z to gossip tabloid TMZ.com.
The Standard said in a statement to NBC News that it would be “turning over all available information to the criminal authorities.”
Reports that TMZ paid $250,000 for the video are unfounded. The hotel said the CCTV video remains the property of the hotel and the employee had no authority to sell the footage to anyone.
From NBC News:
In a statement released to NBC News, the hotel said the individual who was terminated was “responsible for breaching the security policies of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video released by TMZ.”
The silent video shows a woman believed to be Solange Knowles attacking a man believed to be Jay Z. She is restrained by a second man who appears to be a bodyguard.
“The Standard has already terminated the individual and will now be pursuing all available civil and criminal remedies,” the statement added.
2 days after the elevator incident, Solange and Beyonce boarded a private jet to Costa Rica to attend Kelly Rowland’s wedding.
In related news, a New York jeweler is denying a TMZ report that Solange and Jay Z were in his store together this week.
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