Jay Z 'Attack' Video: Hotel Employee Sacked
A hotel in New York has sacked an employee it claims leaked CCTV footage appearing to show Beyonce's sister attacking Jay Z in a lift.
The Standard Hotel said the person was fired for "breaching the security polices of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video", and would turn over "all available information to criminal authorities".
In the video, posted on TMZ.com, a man resembling the hip hop star fends off a series of blows from a woman thought to be his sister-in-law, Solange Knowles.
The scuffle allegedly happened as she attended a party with the couple at the Standard Hotel, following a gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The hotel said at the time the leak of the video violated the confidentiality it provides customers and that it would "discipline and prosecute the individuals involved to our fullest capacity".
According to TMZ, the trio entered the lift before Solange began shouting at the 99 Problems rapper - then unleashing a barrage of kicks and punches.
The woman in the video can be seen landing a number of blows, despite being restrained by a man thought to be a bodyguard.
As the attack takes place, the man who appears to be Jay Z is seen attempting to protect himself but does not hit back.
Having been pulled away from him, the woman thought to be Solange apparently continues shouting at the rapper and aims at least one more blow at him before they all leave the lift.
Throughout most of the incident Beyonce stands next to her husband and appears to barely get involved, but comes between the pair shortly before they walk out.
All three left the hotel together, before Beyonce and her sister were reportedly driven away in one vehicle, while Jay Z left in another.
Beyonce recently posted a message on her Instagram account saying: "Help me to choose friends wisely so I won't be led astray."
It went on: "Give me discernment and strength to separate myself from anyone who is not a good influence."
She also posted a number of pictures with her sister.
The singer and her husband were seen court side at a game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat at the Barclays Centre in New York the day after the video emerged.
They were snapped smiling and chatting to each other as they watched the game.
Solange, 27, has achieved moderate success as a singer and model, and was joined on stage by her better-known sister while performing at the Coachella music festival in April.
Representatives for the performers have responded to requests for comment.
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