Jenny McCarthy Sets the Record Straight About Her Son’s Autism
“The View” co-host Jenny McCarthy is fighting back at rumors that said her 11-year-old son Evan had been misdiagnosed with autism in 2005.
The report, which originated on RadarOnline.com and has since been taken down, claimed to have excerpts from a recent Time interview, in which McCarthy said her son didn't suffer from autism but from another neurological disorder.
The mom tweeted on Saturday, "Stories circulating online, claiming that I said my son Evan may not have autism after all, are blatantly inaccurate and completely ridiculous. Evan was diagnosed with autism by the Autism Evaluation Clinic at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital and was confirmed by the State of California (through their Regional Center). The implication that I have changed my position, that my child was not initially diagnosed with autism (and instead may suffer from Landau-Kleffner Syndrome), is both irresponsible and inaccurate."
She continued, "These stories cite a 'new' Time magazine interview with me, which was actually published in 2010, that never contained any such statements by me. Continued misrepresentations, such as these, only serve to open wounds of the many families who are courageously dealing with this disorder."
McCarthy added that she is "taking every legal measure necessary to set this straight."