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Friday, May 16, 2014

The Person Who Leaked the Jay Z Elevator Video Got Caught But You Won't Believe How Much The Tape Was Sold For!


A spokesperson for the Standard Hotel said on Wednesday that they identified and fired the employee who sold the now-infamous Met Brawl video to TMZ.

Watch the Full Jay-Z Vs. Solange Elevator Attack

According to the AP, the perpetrator was terminated for "breaching the security polices of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video" from one of the hotel's elevators. As the Washington Post points out, these cell phone videos of surveillance tapes have become commonplace.

A rep for the Standard told reporters the hotel turned over "all available information to criminal authorities," after firing the employee.

But whoever the leak is, he or she can probably spring for a good defense attorney—according to Page Six, TMZ shelled out around a quarter-million for the footage.

“This was being shopped for five days to the highest bidder,” said a source who confirmed the tape was sold for $250,000. 

The Standard has hired Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer, who investigated who shopped the tape. “There are only a handful of people who’d have access to that tape,” our source said. 

“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.”

Reps for Jay, Solange and The Standard did not get back to us.