A spokesperson for the Standard Hotel said on Wednesday that they identified and fired the employee who sold the now-infamous Met Brawl video to TMZ.

According to the AP, the perpetrator was terminated for "breaching the security polices of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video" from one of the hotel's elevators. As the Washington Post points out, these cell phone videos of surveillance tapes have become commonplace.

A rep for the Standard told reporters the hotel turned over "all available information to criminal authorities," after firing the employee earlier today.

But whoever the leak is, he or she can probably spring for a good defense attorney—according to Page Six, TMZ shelled out around a quarter-million for the footage.

[image via AP]