Actor Seth Rogen has fired back at reports suggesting his penchant for smoking weed in his old Sony Pictures office has left a "stench" in the room and delayed the move of ousted studio head Amy Pascal.
Sony executives announced Pascal was stepping down as co-chairman to start a new production venture at the company in early February (15), after ill-advised emails, which took aim at Angelina Jolie and U.S. leader President Barack Obama, were leaked during last year's (14) studio hack attack, which was sparked by the planned release of Rogen's controversial comedy The Interview.
Ironically, Pascal was assigned Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg's old office, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter her move has been postponed as the suite reeks of marijuana.
The insiders claim Sony chiefs are having the room repainted in a bid to eradicate the smell, but Rogen has since taken to Instagram.com to dismiss the false claims.
On Wednesday (04Mar15), the Pineapple Express star shared a photo of The Hollywood Reporter article with fans and captioned it, "I don't know what's more irresponsible: that they would print a story that is completely untrue, or that they would refer to how pot smells as a 'stench'."
Hackers calling themselves the Guardians of Peace claimed responsibility for the Sony leaks that reportedly cost Pascal her post and threatened to continue uploading private emails unless film bosses agreed to pull The Interview from its Christmas Day (25Dec14) release.
Sony briefly succumbed to the demands, but later launched The Interview, about two American journalists hired by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, on limited release and via streaming services.