Life Imitates Art: Duchovny Being Treated For Sex Addiction

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- David Duchovny, who plays a sex-obsessed character on Showtime's "Californication," has entered a rehabilitation facility for sex addiction.

The 48-year-old actor said he did so voluntarily, in a statement released Thursday by his lawyer, Stanton Stein. He added: "I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family."

Duchovny's publicist, Flo Grace, confirmed the report, which first appeared on the Web site People.com. She and Stein both declined further comment.

"All of us at Showtime wish David and his family the best during this very private time," the network said in a statement.

The second season of "Californication" begins Sept. 28.

Duchovny starred as the conspiracy-minded Fox Mulder on "The X-Files" TV series and in two films. "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" opened in theaters earlier this summer.

He and his wife, actress Tea Leoni, have two children. The couple married in 1997


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  • by Rob Location: NC on Aug 29, 2008 at 10:25 PM
    This guy is one of the worst actors I have ever seen, next to Nicholas Cage and Antonio Banderas. He is just plain boring. Ron Jeremy is a better actor.
  • by Ted Location: Greenville on Aug 29, 2008 at 03:39 PM
    bhah! what a crock of pooh!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 29, 2008 at 02:35 PM
    To bad for his family.
  • by Steve Location: Kinston on Aug 29, 2008 at 09:55 AM
    Another Hollywood "star" who could not handle "success".
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