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Seth Rogen denies reports he left 'stench of marijuana' in his old Sony Pictures office

Canadian comedian Seth Rogen is trying to clear the air over reports he smoked so much marijuana in his old office it has to be specially cleaned before it can be occupied again.

Hollywood Reporter story is 'irresponsible' and 'completely untrue,' says the Canadian actor

Canadian comedic actor Seth Rogen denied claim Tuesday that he smoked so much pot in his old Sony Pictures office that it has to be cleaned with industrial strength cleaners. (Associated Press)

Canadian comedian Seth Rogen is trying to clear the air over reports he smoked so much marijuana in his old office it has to be specially cleaned before it can be occupied again.

The Hollywood Reporter cited anonymous sources in a story Wednesday that claimed former Sony co-chair Amy Pascal was "unable to move into her new suite that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg most recently occupied because the stench of marijuana cannot be easily removed."

Amy Pascal stepped down as Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman three months after a massive hacking incident at the studio linked to the release of the Seth Rogen movie The Interview. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/Associated Press)
The article also said that others occupants in the Culver City, Calif. building had "long complained of the smell emanating from their first-floor offices" and that the smell was "so bad that it has seeped into the flooring" requiring a cleaning with "an industrial-strength solution."

Amy Pascal stepped down as Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair last month after a massive hacking scandal at the studio that was linked to The Interview's release.

Rogen, who has collaborated with Goldberg on a number of films including Superbad, Pineapple Express and The Interview, took to Instagram on Wednesday in an attempt to torch the claims.

"I don't know what's more irresponsible," wrote the 32-year-old with a screen grab of the article, "that they would print a story that is completely untrue, or that they would refer to how pot smells as a 'stench.'"

"#mys---smellsgood," added Rogen, who is a known cannabis user, in a hashtag.

The Vancouver-born actor has made a career playing pot smoking characters in his comedies and he's also a member of the American non-profit group NORML, which supports the legalization of marijuana. Back in November, he invited an entire audience to "get baked" with him at a screening of his comedy The Interview.

Despite Rogen's denial, The Hollywood Reporter hasn't commented or retracted the story, which remained live on their site as of Thursday morning.

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