"As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family. The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we're no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We've put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same."
I'm not sure they needed to release a statement. In a 24 hour news cycle, it is already being pushed out by other events and with no audio there is nothing really to do but speculate and after several days of that, is there anything left to say? Well, apparently Beyonce didn't need to say anything because her name is not in the statement. I know she wasn't directly involved in the fight, but I would think that her name would at least be mentioned.