This "rumor" was never even a rumor to begin with. A mod on another fan site speculated based upon some job postings for SE's European office. Then other sites, desperate for some FF news, linked to it and called it a rumor.
Wait what? Isn't that, you know, the definition of a rumor?
n. A piece of unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth.
Unverified information received from another; hearsay.
tr.v., -mored, -mor·ing, -mors.
To spread or tell by rumor.
[Middle English rumour, from Old French, from Latin rūmor.]