The Hotel Employee Who Leaked the Jay Z-Solange Fight Tape Has Been Fired

… But not before collecting a $250,000 payout from TMZ. Sure got him!

From the New York Post:

“The Standard has identified the individual responsible for breaching the security policies of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video released by TMZ,” said officials from The Standard in a statement. “The Standard has already terminated the individual and will now be pursuing all available civil and criminal remedies. The Standard will next be turning over all available information to the criminal authorities.”

Let this be a lesson to any other would-be tape leakers at trendy hotels in New York or LA: if caught, you may lose your job and be forced to live off a paltry quarter-mil while looking for a new one.

(As ’96 Jay would have said, can’t knock the hustle.)

[H/T: Guyism]