(NEW YORK) — A story in last Sunday’s New York Post about sex addiction by clinical psychologist David J. Ley got the attention of former X-Files star David Duchovny, who sought treatment for the disorder in 2008, during a separation from his estranged wife Téa Leoni.
A photo of Duchovny ran alongside the article, tited, “The Myth of Sex Addiction,” in which Ley claims the diagnosis was cooked up to get cheating husbands out of trouble.
The Californication actor’s lawyer Stanton L. Stein blasted Ley, telling the Post, “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.”
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Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications