The charges were dropped after a review of the footage of the incident. The video shows the bodyguard Julius, blocking off photographers in an alleyway as the couple walks out of a restaurant. Jay-Z is heard shouting, "Let's go, let's go, don't worry about it" and "stop stop stop," reports Contactmusic.
Three snappers claimed that Julius threatened them, manhandled them and damaged their property, none of which is seen in the video. The bodyguard will not face any legal action after the local authorities investigating the claims declared him clean, according to TMZ.com. However, he will be fined an undisclosed sum.