Jenny McCarthy Slams Claim About Son’s Diagnosis
Jenny McCarthy is blasting a “blatantly inaccurate and completely ridiculous” report suggesting that her son never really had autism.
“The View” co-host, who has been very public about her 11-year-old son Evan’s autism diagnosis and has made controversial claims about a link between the developmental disorder and vaccines, took to Twitter over the weekend to refute stories circulating online.
The rumors emerged after a report on Radar Online last week indicated that McCarthy told Time Magazine in a “new interview” that her son “may not actually have the disorder after all” and went on to indicate that the one-time Playboy Playmate was “changing her long-held stance on vaccines.”
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However, the Radar piece — which has since been taken down — cited a Time article from 2010, which did not indicate as much.
“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,” McCarthy, 41, tweeted.
“These stories cite a ‘new’ Time Magazine interview with me, which was actually published in 2010, that never contained any such statements by me,” she continued.
McCarthy said she is taking “every legal measure necessary to set this straight.”