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David Duchovny Decries New Book

The self-identified sex addict is mad about a book that claims sex addiction is a myth.

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By Fionna Agomuoh

03/09/12

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Actor David Duchovny is furious with an author who has used his name and likeness to promote a book that claims sex addiction is a myth. In a recent piece published in the New York Post, David J. Ley, author of The Myth of Sex Addiction, describes the condition as “nothing more than a pop-psychology phenomenon.” Mentioning Duchovny, along with fellow famous sex addicts Tiger Woods and Michael Douglas, Ley argues that sex addiction is not really an addiction because it carries no tolerance or withdrawal effects, no danger of overdose and no threat to life. He feels that most men who seek sex addiction treatment do so after their infidelities are exposed, or when their high sex drives affect their relationships. Duchovny's lawyer, Stanton L. Stein, has written to Ley asking him to stop using his client’s likeness. He states, "I am not complaining about whether sexual addiction is or is not an actual medical condition... I am objecting to him using my client's picture in order to sell his book. The purpose of my letter was to tell him I don't want him using illegal pictures of my client in his book." Duchovny sought treatment for sex addiction in 2008 while separated from his wife Tea Leoni. The couple reportedly separated again earlier this year. 

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