Employee who leaked Jay Z video fired

The Standard Hotel says the individual responsible was fired for breaching the hotel's security policies.

Jay Z and Beyonce attend Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center on 12 May 2014. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The New York boutique hotel where Jay Z was recorded being attacked by his sister-in-law, R&B singer Solange Knowles, says it has identified and fired the person responsible for leaking the video.

In a statement, the Standard Hotel said the individual responsible was fired for breaching the security policies of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video released by TMZ.

Brian Phillips, a spokesman for the hotel, said "The Standard Hotel has already terminated the individual and will now be pursuing all available civil and criminal remedies."

Phillips said the hotel will turn over its information to authorities.

The video posted by celebrity website TMZ.com on Monday appears to show Knowles charging and striking Jay Z several times in an elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York's Meatpacking District before being restrained.

Beyonce looks on in the three-and-a-half-minute video without audio, which quickly became an internet sensation, sparking several parody videos and photos.

The trio are seen dressed in clothing that they had worn to the Met Gala benefit on the night of 5 May.

Representatives for Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange haven't commented on the video.

Jay Z and Beyonce, who married in 2008, are scheduled to kick-off their_ On the Run Tour _in Miami on 25 June.