David Duchovny: Suing Mad


Oct. 22 2008, Published 12:46 p.m. ET

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David Duchovny may have gone to , he may have separated from his wife,Tea Leoni.  But the actor is furious over claims that he was unfaithful during his 11-year marriage.

The Californication star is suing the British newspaper Daily Mail over a story suggesting he cheated on Leoni with a tennis instructor named Edit Pakay.

The lawsuit, filed in a Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges defamation and invasion of privacy.  Duchovny is seeking $1 million in damages.

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The X-Files star, 48, separated from Leoni several months ago.  They have two children together.

"This is false.  It never happened," the lawsuit stated.  According to the suit, the Daily Mail's story was taken down from the paper's Web Site on Tuesday.  However other news outlets picked up on the story and several versions were posted on the Internet which caused "additional and further damage to David Duchovny," the lawsuit stated.


The lawsuit also stated that Duchovny never hired Pakay to be his tennis coach.   Pakay, who says she is a friend of the actor's,  said they played tennis a few times.


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