The Person Who Leaked That Video Of Solange, Beyoncé And Jay Z Has Been Fired

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by Sophie Wilkinson |
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Following the release of video footage of Solange Knowles attacking brother-in-law Jay Z, there's been a whirlwind of speculation. We're loathe to make light of the situation,or repeat the rumours that have surfaced, or bring you the all the memes that are pinging around social media. You've heard/seen them all already, anyway.

So the only actual news we can bring you on this is that the hotel where the incident happened – The Standard Hotel in New York – has fired the employee who made a film of the CCTV recording of the attack. 'The Standard has identified the individual responsible for breaching the security policies of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video released by TMZ,' said Brian Phillips, a spokesman for the hotel. 'The Standard has already terminated the individual [presumably their job contract and not actually them – that would be a tad harsh] and will now be pursuing all available civil and criminal remedies.' The hotel also said it is 'shocked and disappointed' by the security breach. The employee apparently filmed it on their mobile from images on a monitor in the back of the hotel.

The thing is, as much as we're cross at the staff member for releasing the video in the first place – we'd love to think that there was no trouble in Jay Z, Beyoncé and Solange's lives and that they all got on very well – we're now extra mad at that staff member for releasing the video but not the audio.

This is because although we'd love to get on our high horse and say that we don't want to know what was said/shouted in that lift that night of the Met Gala, we really, really do.

At the moment, the sacking of this staff member is the only solid news we have about this event. Well, that, and the fact Beyoncé uploaded to Instagram, in quick succession, four photos of her and her younger sister looking happy together. But has it really come to us mining social media and reading clues into a tweet that Solange has favourited (when everyone knows that could just be a symptom of a vigorous thumb-scrolling session)?

More as it comes, if it comes.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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