Seth Rogen has played down a report that suggested his office at Sony headquarters will have to be repainting in a bid to eradicate the smell of marijuana. Sources say that former chairman Amy Pascal is unable to move into her new office - previously occupied of Rogen and Evan Goldberg - because the stench cannot easily be removed.

Seth RogenSeth Rogen played down a story that suggested he did permanent damage to his Sony office with marijuana use

Pascal who is making the transition to on-the-lot producer will move from her current offices in the Irving Thalberg Building to a temporary office until the odour is eliminated.

Rogen played down the story with typical humour, saying, "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,'" he said on Instagram, posting a screen grab of the Hollywood Reporter story.

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A source also downplayed the marijuana issue, saying the comedy duo Rogen and Goldberg hadn't been in the offices long enough to cause the permanent damage. Maybe whoever was in there before was partial to a little weed?

"It appears that the problem will require an industrial-strength solution rather than a bottle of Febreze," the Hollywood Reporter had said.

Rogen has numerous movies in production including the previous Sony film Steve Jobs, which ended up at Universal. The comedy actor plays Steve Wozniak opposite Michael Fassbender's Jobs. He also lent his voice to the animated comedy Sausage Party, about - and we quote - "one sausage's quest to discover the truth about his existence."

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