The Standard Hotel has fired the employee who recorded a security video of a woman believed to be Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles, violently attacking Jay Z in the hotel’s elevator.
The employee, who is not being named, was fired for “breaching the security polices of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video,” the New York City hotel told The Associated Press on Wednesday (May 13).
In the video, the woman believed to be Solange is seen repeatedly hitting and kicking Jay, before their bodyguard steps in to fend her off.
“We are shocked and disappointed that there was a clear breach of our security system and the confidentiality that we count on providing our guests,” the hotel said in statement shortly after TMZ released the three-minute clip. “We are investigating with the utmost urgency the circumstances surrounding the situation and, as is our customary practice, will discipline and prosecute the individuals involved to our fullest capacity.”
While it’s still unclear what could have prompted Solange to lash out — reps for neither Jay or Solange have yet to comment on the incident — all appears to be well between she and Beyonce. On Wednesday morning, Bey made a rather loud statement on Instagram by posting several pictures of her with her younger sister.