Thursday, May 15, 2014

Standard Hotel Fires Video Leaker

The Standard Hotel in NYC announced yesterday they identified the person who leaked the Solange Knowles and Jay-Z fight and have fired the individual. The official statement from the hotel said in part that the person, who was not named was fired for "breaching the security polices of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video." It wasn't too hard to find the person. The pool of suspects was probably limited and when the employee started making it rain with dollar bills everywhere they walked, the hotel put two and two together and fired them. I'm guessing it was probably not a very high paying job so the $250K they received from TMZ probably will keep them going for a bit. The hotel says they will try and prosecute the offender criminally, but I don't know how much luck they will have or if the penalty would be that severe. The person probably won't be getting a good recommendation from the hotel, but the entire gossip reading world is happy they did it.

111 comments:

Violet said...

Did they really get 250k? Wow. I need to find some celeb video footage to leak.

Bacon Ranch said...

From all acounts he/she got 250k and now isn't named. I would say they are going to have one hell of a party this weekend.

BeckyMae said...

I'd say that individual would say getting the sack was somewhat worth it, eh??

Bacon Ranch said...

That's what TMZ is said tohave paid, Voilet. Then again since they 'weren't named' who knows how true this is. Could just be the hotel trying to save face instead of admitting their camera security sucks balls.

TalksTooMuch said...

And I STILL can't work up any cares!

JSierra said...

Oh man that's a nice chunk of cash, I bet it was almost worth losing a Howell job where you watch security tapes all day.

sandybrook said...

I make that trade any day of the week.

Ray Nicolet said...

The true crime in all of this is Solange's dress.

Bacon Ranch said...

I guess (if it's true and the person was located and fired) the worst case scenario would be that they can't put the hotel on their resume.
Not being named makes me suspicious, though. I would think the hotel would quickly do that and burn them at the stake. Still thinking they didn't find out who did it.

Bacon Ranch said...

Yeah, that dress was pretty awful. Beyonce's was only one step up, though.

BeckyMae said...

^^ I concur @Ray....

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

We salute you, jobless security man!

surfer said...

What shocks me is how much TMZ pays! That's a lot of coin for a video (though I did read somewhere, that it was being shopped around for about five days).

T. E. Cuz said...

i think they are protecting him from all the stans ;)

Count Jerkula said...

I hope they remember to pay the taxes on that. Crazy Cabbie did a year in Federal Prison for not paying the taxes on the $100k he got for his fight with Stuttering John.

sarah.estell said...

I love this picture. I think it says it all. Solange looks pissed. Jay looks like he is nursing a boo boo on his lip or something, and Beyonce has this bizarre smile on her face.

Jessi said...

The other picture I saw was quite similar to this one, but it had Jay holding his hand to his cheek and that wtf just happened face.

derek harvey said...

I like Solange but the dress she was wearing that night was AWFUL. I would be on one too if I was stuck wearing that....

Henriette said...

Wonder how you put that on your tax form, "Sold camera footage to TMZ." Is that like a drug dealer trying to file a tax return?

Flora Goforth said...

@Ray

That was the cause of the fight. Jay was the one who insisted she wear it.

Murphy said...

Or there's a camera in the camera room that they checked to see who recorded it. Drr.

Just Another HR Lady said...

It is employee theft, the person stole hotel property (the video footage).

But there is absolutely nothing to gain by charging the person, except to send a message to other staff that the behavior is unacceptable.

And no doubt the Bey-Jay PR machine would prefer it just be dropped.

Sherry said...

Count me as another one who thinks that dress is home ec heinous.

Eros said...

Seriously who gives a flying fuck.

Personally I think anything you do outside the confines of your home becomes 'public property' meaning your bs behavior may be on video. Privacy laws be damned. People are so funny thinking they have choices when it comes to privacy laws. You don't. Its all a fuckin fallacy and everything you do and say or type is being recorded, archived, filed. Its the price you pay to be 'plugged in'. The alternative is to get rid of anything electronics, move into the mountains or somewhere without wifi and out of satellite range and live off the land, hunting and scavenging for food. If you're not willing to do that then stfu and deal with it. There is no privacy. This is our new fucked up brave new world reality. Good on the dude for getting 250k for thatclusterfuck shituation.

Just Another HR Lady said...

Btw, the story has changed again, "anon sources" are now saying Jay-Z was getting too close with Rachel Roy at the party, and Solange knows that upsets Bey and that's what started it all. LOL

It's entertaining BS at least.

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QueenAnne Guido said...

Id be willing to pass the hat for this dude. God bless him for hiurs of entertainment.

Count Jerkula said...

Jay could bang a broad in Bey's bed, w/ Bey laying there trying to sleep, and all she gonna do is bitch about it. She aint leaving.

Frosty said...

I hope the leaker pays the taxes on the 250, don't eff with the IRS.

Good luck suing this person though. Which is too bad, though, because there's a bigger issue under the gossip bonanza here. Part of the deal of accepting the presence of security cameras everywhere is the idea that access will not be abused - and that's not just a concern for celebrities. The idea that your every movement is recorded, the moment you step out your door, to be held up for possible inspection is just odious.

Stella_did_it said...

@TTM, then why comment? Gotta be seen, and heard huh?

TalksTooMuch said...

Yes!@ Stella

JD said...

250k? I think that footage was worth way more. I would've sent a 10 sec morsel and greedily waited for the offers to come clawing in. Also who cares getting fired from a security job it's not like he/she was a CEO of Fortune 500 company

Stella_did_it said...

Figured as much, Ms Selfie.

Wonder how many Count has of you

TalksTooMuch said...

Well, I suppose you could always ask him, Stella, although I wouldn't expect too much. He's probably got too many to sort through, it WAS just his birthday *winky face*

sugarbread maker said...

oh uh oh is it pick on ttm day??
i like ttm selfies

Gayeld said...

They'll get a 1099R from TMZ and never have to say what it was actually for.

TalksTooMuch said...

Thanks, sugarbread! I suppose if my two-year old could work the camera properly, they wouldn't be selfies, but that would disappoint Stella, so...

Gayeld said...

@Stella. Hi Wendy! Off your meds today?

sugarbread maker said...

@ttm. who was the one who went nutzo with the rants and "quit cdan" last week??
how long has stella been commenting?
new here

sugarbread maker said...

oh stella just joined about the time @ttm' s stalker "quit"
take down any personal info girl
may 2014 stella.. um huh

Seven of Eleven said...

Oh, goody, pick on TTM day. ಠ_ಠ

TalksTooMuch said...

That was the artist formerly known as Marina, sugarbread. Shhhh, we prolly shouldn't invoke. It's going to her junk mail

TalksTooMuch said...

Well, if it's who I think it is, sugarbread, it doesn't matter.

TalksTooMuch said...

Did you bring slurpee cups, Seven?? Who's getting chips?

hairydawg said...

STELLAAAA!

Habibti said...

Hotels pay their employees a pittance for the long hours they work. No wonder 250K was just the right amount to forget about discretion. I dont blame him. I would do the same. Its recession!

D Brown said...

There will never be a prosecution because Jay/Bey/Sol would have to testify under oath and be subject to cross examination about their relationships, sexual history etc.
As for the $250K, remember it may have gone primarily to an intermediary rather than the actual hotel employee. I doubt security guards know how to conduct an auction amongst media outlets.

Seven of Eleven said...

Slurpee cups are excellent for hiding the vino. We need to get the table next to Ed Sheeran so we get the good stuff!

rosie riveter said...

They're not selfies, those babies are called GLAMOR SHOTS all the way. Get it right...Sheesh!. I did not know they still did them but they do indeed have as good of quality as back in '91

rosie riveter said...

As I recall you could get a free 7x5 and makeup with the sitting fee. Is that still the going rate? The pose is exactly the same too, i guess they stick w what works. Wow, its been so long.

surfer said...

I think we all know who Stella is. Geez louise, get a life.

TalksTooMuch said...

That literally made me laugh out loud, surfer!

surfer said...

Comic relief was needed, TTM!

Countess Eden said...

Leave TTM ALONE! Not-so-stella-r

Countess Eden said...

In my experience, the security guards know all the good gossip - I have learned so much backstage from security. Some don't talk at first, but will once they know you. Gooood stuff!

fancyscreenname said...

@ray
HA!

Seven of Eleven said...

LOL @surfer!

TalksTooMuch said...

I can't tell if you are making fun of my pictures or reminiscing about your youth, rosie! Did you want me to leave you to it?

Gayeld said...

And slurpees are excellent for mixing in whatever floats your boat.

Absolute Citron, anyone?

Gayeld said...

Oh God, I came so close. So, so close. I also considered asking her if she shouldn't be home fixing dinner for Stanley.

Count Jerkula said...

TTM told me she won't send any selfies until Cocoa does :'(

Huge, freckled ginger boobs would be hard to send anonymously, so I think she was telling the truth.

Gayeld said...

I have never seen them called a 7x5. 5x7. Yes, I know that's the same size, but seriously, never seen them called that. What country are you from?

TalksTooMuch said...

They're called 7 x 5s when they're all fancy and include makeup, Gayeld!

TalksTooMuch said...

Nice try, count, but good guess on the freckles

Seven of Eleven said...

Word @Gayeld! This is shaping up to be a mimosa morning!

Countess Eden said...

TTM, I thought RR wasn't dissing you, but idk? I think it's great you post your REAL photos! The rest of us that don't have our reasons...but why do people always pick on nice people? You're so sweet, I don't get it.

TalksTooMuch said...

Thank you, Countess!

I couldn't say for sure, but I think Stella and others in the past have implied that I am an Attention Whore. It's hard to read between the lines sometimes, but that would be my guess. What with all my commenting on public posts and thinking I'm hilarious and the like. It really REALLY irritates some people. People with malfunctioning scrolling fingers I'm guessing.

Count Jerkula said...

@TTM: I don't think Cocoa would succumb to peer pressure, but it was worth a shot.

Really though, I get the feeling about Cocoa that if I ever saw her, she would open her arms wide, so I would go in for a hug, then knee me in the balls and laugh. Like Lucy pulling the football away from poor Charlie Brown.

Countess Eden said...

TTM, don't succumb to the pressure of withholding your words. You have a disclaimer in your username. It's not like you're boastful. It's ridiculous. I'll tell u if u TTM, bc there have been posters that have annoyed me back in my lurkin days.

Eros said...

Agreed. Dm would have paid 500k or more that story. Its a serious scoop.

Sherry said...

Frankly I don't understand why some people ARE singled out for abuse in the posts. It's not just TTM either. There are obviously others. Just be on your way. It's not like it affects your everyday existence or work environment like someone you HAVE to work with but dislike. It's small and petty. Says more about them than you in the end.

WareCat said...

haters on CDaN.
TTM be like...

Ray Nicolet said...

#BURN
#seriouslygetalifetho

Brenda L said...

It's always been the way of the CDAN that once a poster becomes "popular"....then a gang always forms to try to bring them down. It started with a bunch of people going off on Hez and continues to this day, TTM is just carrying on the torch! :)

STAY STRONG, TTM!

nurysp said...

the carters couldnt pay more than 250k to have this all covered up?

nurysp said...

and rachel was married to dame dash
if its true he really is a disgusting ass pig
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JoElla said...

Of course "someone" has been "fired"

That way the hotel can claim the bad apple is gone, the hotel is 'safe' and all secrets will be kept, so come back rich and famous!

Now I am off to read the posts =)

Shark Week said...

I had a fish named Stella once. It died and I flushed down the toilet.

Shark Week said...

Hahahahaha

caydian said...

Loved Glamor Shots; tons of makeup, hair out to here and awkward-feeling poses. An 5x7 was included in the fee. I need to dig mine up...

Vestal Surgeon said...

That dress was a peach perfection. It only needed bigger sleeves and basement baby needed a side ponytail.

Seven of Eleven said...

E is reporting it's the Rachel Roy link that made Solange flip out.

Did Flirting Cause Jay Z and Solange's Fight? Real Reason Behind Their Elevator Brawl Revealed!

TalksTooMuch said...

Yes please Gayeld!

TalksTooMuch said...

Thanks, Countess!

Count Jerkula said...

@nurysp: Can't offer it to the Carters to price match, because doing that equates to extortion. Ask the photog serving time for asking Cameron Diaz to match his offer for the nude pics he LEGALLY took of her prior to her fame.

That dude getting convicted F'd every other celeb right in the keister.

TalksTooMuch said...

Bwahahaha, WareCat! That is so awesome. I wish I knew how to do that, I only have one gif but it is fabu

TalksTooMuch said...

Thanks, Brenda! Don't get it, still will give no bothers

Cocoa said...

Pssst, sweetie, you told us about your freckles already. Count has prob had two or three dreams about them...

Count, I'll try talking the ladies into an anonymous (rear view) group shot after we all get hammered some night. I don't like my chances though.

Cocoa said...

I would only knee you if you wanted me to, Count. ;-))

TalksTooMuch said...

At no point did I reference the girls, Cocoa! That was the keister. But I could see where one could connect the dots. As it were.

psst: hey, Cocoa, careful, the count said something about a football? Wear lots of padding

Harry Knuckles said...

I'm wondering if this elevator drama was all a stunt by Killer and Bey to begin setting up for the split. They don't have a real marriage, it's some sort of business arrangement, (maybe not unlike Cruise and Homes/Kidman/Rogers) and perhaps the termination date is approaching and one or both of them doesn't care to re-up. This way Bey gets to leave as the betrayed wife ... the hetero betrayed wife.

Malibu Borebee said...

In general, I like bitchiness and loathe fake-internet-relationship kissyface.

Telling people they should scroll by comments and not make bitchy comments on a read/comment site is stupid. It's particularly stupid when the people saying it are the same people who are not scrolling by any comments and are making bitchy comments themselves.

Every time you do this you look like a bunch of hypocrites.

Cocoa said...

Yes, I think the Count is extrapolating from that info, and is envisioning the lovely girls as freckled.
He seems to think he needs the padding, hmmm.

RowdyRodimus said...

Ok, am I going to have to smack people around for messing with my girl?

Tina Mallette said...

Now if this greedy person had kept a low profile, they may not have even lost their job. Some people just don't think things through. No patience. The $250 grand be gone in a year.

Vestal Surgeon said...

I don't understand. Stella is giving crap to someone who comments, and yet her own comment is pointless and stupid.

Tina Mallette said...

I agree Countess Eden if some celebrities knew what their security peeps are dishing to the unwashed masses. Probably some even email Enty.

Vestal Surgeon said...

Stella - at least people who have photos of themselves are being honest about who they are when they post. I'm too scared to put my own picture on here and admire those who do. Shut. Up. Nasty. Person.

Tina Mallette said...

I can now imagine Jay-Z saying to Solange now there you go girl never say I didn't help you promote your album.

Tina Mallette said...

nurysp said...
the carters couldnt pay more than 250k to have this all covered up?

Hmmm very good point which begs some questions, was the hotel employee a good buddy with the TMZ gang so he or she got excited and went straight to TMZ, the person already someone who leaks stuff to TMZ or was this like a joint venture between the Zs

MovingOn said...
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Seven of Eleven said...

This just showed up on Twitter:

Beyoncé Breaks Silence on "Unfortunate" Fight Drama: Solange and Jay Z Have Apologized to Each Other

@Brenda, I recognized the name Hez but can't remember from where. Banned on another forum, I think?

MovingOn said...

I don't see why Jay would want the video to go away. It just makes Solange look like a psycho bitch, while Jay just defends himself and Bey is above the whole thing. Obviously there could be something way juicy actually happening, but we'll never know.

MovingOn said...

Oh and can we stop this attacking posters thing? This site is so fun to read most of the time until I see this high school shit. Really. At least if you're going to go off on someone, go off on an a-hole, not @TTM. Sheesh.

mistang said...

I would imagine if the hotel knew who released the tape, then so does Jay-Z. Someone better hide!

Anyone else heard anything about her removing her ring finger tattoo?

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Malibu, what if I kissy-faced you?

The kissy-facing helps counteract the crippling loneliness I get from sitting under a fluorescent light all day while listening to my boss talk about his wife's IVF treatments. The universe is a cold and loveless place and all that.
#kissyfaceborbee? ;)

Brenda L said...

@Seven of Eleven, I don't think Hez ever got banned anywhere, but honestly it's been so long I can't keep it all straight. Hez was here at the beginning and she was a frequent commenter. I'm pretty sure she and the real Enty were friends. Then the Hate Brigade (whoever they are) showed up in full force, it was really bad. They gave Hez so much hell she eventually left. She put up with quite a bit of abuse before she finally left.

p.s. if you were a Hez supporter, you were known as a "Hezbian"..that one still cracks me up!

LowKey said...

But we lurrrve you, Borebee! Without your witty comments and clever insights, CDaN would not be the bastion of excellence it is today!
#smooches

Aoife said...

Wendy Williams is all over this thing about Beyonce removing the tattoo from her ring finger. Personally I don't think Beyonce is going anywhere. Mr. Carter told her that her Dad was stealing from her and proved it. That's what is reported to have led to Beyonce firing him as her manager. That breeds loyalty.

It's being reported in NYC that the leaker is a woman and that she had trouble getting paid for her images. Personally I think $250k for that kind of material is chump change. Half a million would've been my price. Could it be no one wanted to touch it because of Mr. Carter's reputation? Who wants a minion sidling up to you out of the blue (no pun intended with a message from their boss?

It's also being reported that the video was transferred or made with her cell phone? I'm not that tech savvy so I don't understand that at all.

Still I'm with those who think the Hotel is covering its ass. If the video is on someone's phone it's no longer Hotel property right?

That mealy mouthed statement that came out in the late afternoon East Coast time is not going to make this go away.

Alita said...

I think the security person weighed up the pros and cons, spoke with their parents, pastor, and mentor, did some sums and thoughtfully came to the conclusion to enter into a mercantile decision making process. It's hard to find any sads to give Beyoncé etc.

Hassling @TTM is so over. Completely over.
♥GINGE♥

Malibu Borebee said...

Kristin, it's always a good time for Vincent Vega, thanks for that. Too bad about the crippling loneliness, fluorescent lighting and your weirdly inappropriate boss.

I can't help it, as far as I'm concerned you could all be Miranda.

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/1999/12/miranda-catfish-movie-199912