I’m not sure we’d ordinarily report on something like this, but I find it highly ironic that David Duchovny plays a sex-obsessed character on the Showtime series Californication and he has now checked himself into a clinic to be treated for sex addiction.
Duchovny won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Hank Moody on Californication, but now everyone has to be wondering how much acting he was really doing. Of course, no one really knows what it means to be addicted to sex as there hasn’t been any mention of untold numbers of prostitutes or even adultry on the part of Duchovny who is married to actress Tea Leoni.
The couple have two children together and are looking for a bit of privacy as you might imagine.
Duchovny released a statement via his publicist saying, “I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family.”
The statement made by his lawyer, Stanton “Larry” Stein, to People Magazine who broke the story, said, “I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction.”
If you’re interested in seeing where art meets real life, the second season of Californication starts on September 28.