David Duchovny Enters Rehab for Sex Addiction

David Duchovny has entered a rehabilitation center for sex addiction, his lawyer, Stanton "Larry" Stein, confirms to Usmagazine.com.

"I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction," the actor said in a statement on Thursday. "I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family."

The former X Files star, 48, wed actress Tea Leoni in 1997. They have two children, Madelaine West, 9, and son Kyd, 6.

Duchovny stars as Hank Moody, a troubled, bed hopping novelist in the Showtime series Californication and he played a sex-addicted hubby in the 2005 flick Trust The Man. In 1997, the actor denied rumors that he himself was a sex addict.

"I'm single and I had a long-term girlfriend up until last November," Duchovny told Playgirl magazine. "I have been seen with more than one woman in the last few months, so I'm an easy target for those kind of things." He continued, "I'm not a sex addict. I have never been to those meetings. It's hurtful to my family and if I was involved with a woman in a monogamous relationship, it would be hurtful to her. There was another story claiming I was a neat freak. If I had to choose one of the two, I think I'd rather be a sex addict. It's not funny and I'll be glad when it goes away."