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Hotel employee who leaked Jay-Z/Solange fight tape doesn’t have a job anymore

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The hotel elevator security tape which featured Solange going all Muhammad Ali on Jay-Z has certainly taken over the world of pop culture in the past few days, but the employee behind the leak is in some serious trouble because of it. In fact, the unnamed whistle blower, of sorts, is on the hunt for a new job, as s/he has been fired from the Standard Hotel. Oops!

From The Associated Press:

The Standard Hotel said the person had been terminated for “breaching the security polices of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video.”

The hotel said after the video was first aired that it was “shocked and disappointed” by the security breach. It said Wednesday that it will turn over “all available information to criminal authorities.”

Well, obviously that was going to happen. I wonder how they knew who it was? I suppose only a very few people would have had access to the footage, so it was probably easy to narrow it down. Damn, y’all. I hope that TMZ paycheck was big enough to cover the leaker’s period of unemployment.

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  • I read on another website they got paid 250k. Not sure how much hotel security guards make, but I think we can safely assume that will be quite a few years worth of pay.

    • I’d be shocked if it was more than $20 – $30,000. Most sites don’t pay that much money for ANYTHING, although a sex tape of them would be worth major coin.