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    Jay Z and Solange Elevator Fight: Standard Hotel Fires Employee Who Leaked Video

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    Well, the fate of the employee who got their hands on the security clip with Jay Z and Solange's talked-about fight has been revealed.

    The Standard Hotel in New York City said Wednesday it had identified and fired the person who leaked the tape. The establishment told E! News in a statement that the person had been terminated for "breaching the security polices of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video."

    The news comes on the heels of reports claiming that the tape was sold for $250,000 after "being shopped for five days to the highest bidder."

    WATCH: Uncut footage of Jay Z and Solange's elevator scuffle

    Reports also said the Standard Hotel has hired Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer to investigate who sold the tape. "There are only a handful of people who'd have access to that tape," said a source. "The Standard owns that tape." But, "Once it was out, Jay Z's people felt they couldn't control it. They were reluctant to try and publicly fight this."

    The shocking clip, which was recorded May 5 after the Met Gala, shows four people, presumably, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Solange and a bodyguard entering the elevator before the aggravated woman, who is presumed to be Solange, begins yelling at the gentleman in white (purportedly Jay Z) before launching into a violent attack.

    None of the high-profile stars have addressed the incident, and there's no word as to what set Solange off, but some theories have been presented.

    "Jay said something inappropriate to Beyoncé and Solange, and she snapped," a source told People. "When they got in the elevator, it escalated quickly the way family tensions can. It got exceptionally heated the way family moments can."

    "Solange is super protective of Beyoncé," the insider added.

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