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Standard Hotel Fires Employee Who Leaked Jay Z & Solange Knowles Elevator Fight Video

Standard Hotel Fires Employee Who Leaked Jay Z & Solange Knowles Elevator Fight Video

The Standard Hotel has announced that they have fired the person who leaked the surveillance video of Solange Knowles physically attacking Jay Z in an elevator at the hotel.

The company told the Associated Press that the person was fired for “breaching the security polices of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video” and it is turning over “all available information to criminal authorities.”

According to Page Six, the video was sold to TMZ for $250,000 after being shopped around for nearly five days to the highest bidder.

“There are only a handful of people who’d have access to that tape,” a source said. “The Standard owns that tape.”

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41 Responses to “Standard Hotel Fires Employee Who Leaked Jay Z & Solange Knowles Elevator Fight Video”

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  1. 1
    Pretty Ka Says:

    Well, when you play with fire… you get burned.

  2. 2
    Pretty Ka Says:

    Could anyone explain how a news outlet like TMZ can pay such a large amount of money for such material? I don’t understand O_o

  3. 3
    sugarbaby Says:

    ONLY 250k?!?!?!
    MAJOR RIPOFF

  4. 4
    hmmm Says:

    You know as wrong as it was for the employee to do what they did, I probably would have done the same thing. I mean the option to stay on a low paying hourly vs. selling a tape that could net me $250k in one day?? I’ll take the $250k and tell the Standard Hotel, peace!

    I hope they spend it wisely.

  5. 5
    shanghai Says:

    Well you can hardly blame the staff who is probably on minimum wages taking the chance of a lifetime and selling the images!!! Was like winning the lottery and I hope they get to keep and spend it!

  6. 6
    Shar Says:

    I’m sure he/she would’ve never made $250 thousand in 20 years working at the Standard Hotel. So he/she is much better off anyway. There will always be other jobs out there.

  7. 7
    Spinach Says:

    @Shar: Yes, but if he gets sued for reputational damage or breach of privacy or something like that he/she will end up paying legal costs and the fine for the rest of his/her life.

  8. 8
    aquarius64 Says:

    @hmmm: If there is criminal prosecution (and it sounds like it would be) this person is going to spend it on a lawyer, legal fees, and court costs. With a quarter of a million in the bank no judge is going to grant him/her a public defender. What’s worse with a court proceeding that person will be ID’d publicly. In the end it wasn’t worth it.

  9. 9
    aquarius64 Says:

    @Spinach: Also, Beyonce has some real crazy fans that would be launching death threats at this person if this goes to trial. He/she would be identified.

  10. 10
    Xoxo Says:

    Deuces standard hoetel

  11. 11
    guest Says:

    You people are ignorant for thinking the tape thief did a good thing. It is a CRIME, THIEF of hotel property. Criminal charges will be filed.

    So, I guess you dumb@sses think being prosecuted is worth the money. $250,000 is NOT worth a criminal charge. His/her lawyer will eat that money up right away.

  12. 12
    Ghetto a-ss staff Says:

    What an idiot… that thing was worth at least like 2-3 million

  13. 13
    jeff westend Says:

    doesnt this mean that TMZ received and trafficked stolen property? seems like something stolen and sold for $250k would be a major felony. I would pay $250k to see TMZ’s Levin being ridden by Bubba in prison.

  14. 14
    aquarius64 Says:

    @Shar: Who’s going to hire this person? He/she was fired for cause, and a potential employer WILL learn about his/her past. No one is going to hire a snitch. There will be a fear of this person selling private or proprietary material to the highest bidder because of this incident. I don’t think $250,000 lasts very long in NYC. Forget unemployment insurance; again, fired for cause.

  15. 15
    etc Says:

    @guest: sry dude but how many times have hotels THIEVED from their own clients or employees? I’m sure if the employee was not just a minimum wage scrub for the corp they would’ve obeyed protocol. The little person turning against the big man was poetic justice, karmic revenge etc.

  16. 16
    etc Says:

    and Beyonce Jay Z and Solange continue to walk off into the sunset and purchase a $250 000 blanket to keep them warm in the limo the end

  17. 17
    Tina Says:

    Even though that person made 250,000 their probably not going to get a chance to enjoy it because they breached a sign contract that tell them the consequences of breaching, also depending on what the law states that individual may have to give that money up (if they haven’t spent it). But anyways thank you fellow ex employee for giving us all something to talk about, speculate on for the last couple of days. It was good TV for 3 mintues :-)

  18. 18
    lisa Says:

    nice payout. but if they sue the person it’ll go back in legal fees and such. oh well. but nice job getting that tape out there. maybe he/she had ambitions to work for TMZ. prolly should get off JustJared and over to TMZ more cuz they always get the scoops. to the poster who asked… TMZ is a media outlet like a television station or whatever, so they have funds to buy things like this tape, pay for interviews, etc., which they often do. they make money through advertisers, mainly.

  19. 19
    SS Says:

    These vapid and self-obsessed celebs do nothing but earn tons of money so let someone else earn something decent at their expense.

  20. 20
    Beverly Says:

    TMZ paid $250,000 for the video, that employee probably stopped going to work and the hotel “officially” fired him.

    Now, that’s a case for raising the minimum wage.

  21. 21
    LOL Says:

    Oh please, suing him will only make the matter worse. There will be all kinds of depositions and then if there is audio…It certainly won’t just stop there…the hotel would be best to let the employee go. And if JZ and Beyonce chose to sue, they too would be opening a kettle of worms. that idiot employee should have held out for $1 mill.

  22. 22
    Amy Lee Christian Says:

    And in other news, The US Government is Trillions of Dollars in debt, most of which is held by China. Detroit has gone bankrupt. The fed is printing Money out of thin air and Mr Obama is killing his own citizens using drone aircraft.

  23. 23
    salty Says:

    @guest: politicians, lawyers, judges, doctors, politicians, police, city officials do this kind of THIEF all day every day , the lowly hotel worker was just following by example from those in higher places. its the low brow worker on the bottom peg gonna take the beating for the higher ups

  24. 24
    Fynn Says:

    250k? Those dirty/evil ******** at TMZ got a deal here! I guess when your barely making ends meet that 250K sounds like a good deal, but it isn’t worth the criminal record + the fact that this hotel can blacklist you, and he/she will never be able to work in that field or whatever again!

  25. 25
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