Paramount chief Brad Grey and representatives of Brad Pitt, Adam Sandler, and the late Chris Farley have accused Vanity Fair of running an inaccurate story about their relationship with embattled former private eye Anthony Pellicano. The actors' representatives denied that they had ever hired Pellicano. (The magazine said that Grey had used Pellicano for work on their behalf.) Paramount issued a statement saying that "specific allegations" about Grey were "total fabrications." In addition, HBO issued a statement denying that it had ever considered replacing The Sopranos with a series based on Pellicano when series star James Gandolfini walked off the show in a salary dispute.