Solange Knowles is probably regretting her decision to beat up Jay-Z, especially with explosive media scandal that followed. Everybody has a different theory about why Solange attacked Jay-Z in the elevator at the MET Gala afterparty, but the consensus seems to be that it involved Beyonce. However, the law doesn’t care if Solange was defending her sister’s honor – it only cares about who initiated the fight, and that is definitely Solange Knowles.
We’ve all seen the video by this point, right? Solange kicking and scratching at Jay-Z, even as the security guard tries to hold her back. Beyonce standing to the side, looking horrified. I’m sure Solange thought that no one would ever find out about this incident, but I guess she didn’t take into account how greedy hotel workers can be. In this particular case, the Standard Hotel employee who leaked the elevator footage to TMZ has already been fired, but too late, the damage is done.
Technically speaking, Jay-Z didn’t press any charges against Solange, so she should get off scot-free, right? Um, not so much. According to experts at Hollywood Life, the police and DA could still press charges if the evidence is there, even if none of the parties involved in the incident does anything about it. It would be similar to a situation where the cops show up at a scene with a woman sporting a bleeding nose, but she refuses to admit that her husband hit her. It’s all based on circumstantial evidence, and there’s no stronger evidence than a video showing the attack in its entirety.
However, there’s also the fact that the video – for all intents and purposes – was stolen from the Standard Hotel, so it would be difficult for the cops to use it as evidence.
I’m guessing that just because of the high-profile nature of the celebrities involved, and the fact that no one is pressing charges, Solange will be fine with the police. The media? Eh, it’ll take a long time for this to die down with the press, I guarantee you.