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David Duchovny sex scandal: No affair

David Duchovny

“X Files” star David Duchovny’s announcement that was he was in rehab for sex addiction sparked a lot of rumors. One of them was that he’d been caught having an affair with his tennis instructor (a woman) and that he was undergoing rehab to save his marriage.

Alas, it isn’t so, says a close friend. Duchovny did not check in because of an extramarital fling. That much the friend is certain of. Even more so: Duchovny’s problem has been longstanding. His wife, Tea Leoni, was aware of it for some time. It had just reached a point where it had to be treated.

I have inferred from my conversation with Duchovny’s friend that this has something to do with an addiction to pornography, probably on the internet. It’s the sex equivalent of a gambling addiction, where the person is just hopelessly trapped in chat rooms.

Interestingly: didn’t we already hear a similar tale this summer with Christie Brinkley’s ex, Peter Cook? He testified in his divorce trial that he sat naked in front of his children’s computers and pleasured himself online with strangers. Cook didn’t seek treatment, however. He boasted about his activities in court, and then went sailing.

Of course, the strange thing here is that Duchovny’s Showtime series, “Californication,” is almost a celebration of sex addiction. His character, Hank Moody, is a male slut who can’t stop himself from destroying his own life.

“Californication” has certainly had its share of woes this year. The 42-year-old husband of Duchovny’s elegant (and pregnant) co-star, Natascha McElhone, dropped dead of heart attack in May.

By the way, I’m told that David issued that press statement about his rehab because the tabloids were about to issue their own story. What happened: A fellow patient “dropped a dime” on David to make some extra coin. Nice confidentiality!

Duchovny is not having the greatest summer. His “X Files: I Want to Believe” has been a bust, with just $20 million in the till after a month in release. Waiting ten years for a sequel has proved to be a mistake. The audience simply moved on.

When Duchovny is done with the rehab, I’m also told that he and Tea and their kids will complete their move to Manhattan’s Upper East Side from Hollywood. They will be very welcome here, as Tea is much in demand work-wise. Duchovny will have more “Californication” and plenty of offers. New York doesn’t solve all your problems, but it’s a much more realistic place to live than Los Angeles.

The truth is here, not out there.



Posted Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 at 8:08am
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Tea Leoni cancels Toronto film festival appearances

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Tea Leoni has cancelled all her commitments at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival so she can support her husband David Duchovny as he battles sex addiction.

The actor checked himself into rehab on Thursday after struggling to control his sexual urges.

There’s no suggestion he has cheated on his wife of 11 years.

And Leoni is supporting her husband by scaling down all of her planned promotional activity, including scrapping her appearance at next month’s event in Canada.



Posted Monday, September 1st, 2008 at 6:06am
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David Duchovny enters rehab for sex addiction

David Duchovny

David Duchovny has entered a rehabilitation center for sex addiction, his lawyer, Stanton “Larry” Stein, tells People exclusively.

“I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction,” the actor says in an exclusive statement. “I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family.”

Duchovny, 48, has been married to actress Téa Leoni since 1997. They have two children, daughter Madelaine West, 9, and son Kyd, 6.



Posted Friday, August 29th, 2008 at 6:06am
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World Premiere Of The X Files ‘I want to Believe’ at the Grauman Chinese theater


David Duchovny is just not an attractive man.  I’ve never gotten the appeal, personally.

Tell me: Are you going to watch X-Files?

Pictured: David Duchoven, Gillian Anderson and Amanda Peet.



Posted Thursday, July 24th, 2008 at 12:12pm
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David Duchovny was baffled by Gillian Anderson’s accent

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David Duchovny struggled to understand co-star Gillian Anderson on the set of the new X-Files movie – because she spoke with a strong English accent.

The actress was born in the U.S. but lived in London until the age of 11, and has now returned to live in the British capital with partner Mark Griffiths.

And her new speaking voice caused great confusion for Duchovny on the set of the forthcoming film The X-Files: I Want To Believe.

He recalls, “I didn’t understand a word she said. She’s got an English accent now. It’s very odd. We had a good time though.”



Posted Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 at 3:15pm
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