As Ms. Finke writes:
Mr. Silveman, who is assumed by some to be the basis for B.J. Novak’s temp-turned-ambitious executive on The Office, will probably not be toking any weed on HBO after Esquire"s Matthew Belloni wrote in November 2007 that:
In a follow up to that interview, The New York Times‘ Bill Carter quoted Mr. Silverman disavowing some of his statements in that article (not specifically about drugs), claiming the Esquire writer "was provoking me and pushing me." Hopefully Turtle treats Mr. Silverman with more respect.