The X-Files star wants £1million in damages

David Duchovny is taking legal action over a newspaper report that he cheated on estranged wife Tea Leoni with his tennis coach.

The Mail On Sunday claimed that The X-Files star was involved with Edit Pakay, 28, for at least 6 months.

David’s lawyer’s have furiously denied the claims and now the actor has filed a lawsuit at LA County Superior Court for defamation and is seeking at least £1million in damages.

‘The story falsely alleges that Duchovny sought out Ms Pakay to be his tennis instructor and that the “professional relationship”…quickly turned into a love match,’ the suit reads, reports TMZ.

David, 48, who checked into rehab for sex addiction in August, announced his separation from wife Tea, 42, last week.

The pair, who have been married since 1997, are parents to daughter Madelaine West, 9, and son Kyd, 6.