Jenny McCarthy is slamming rumors regarding her 11-year-old son Evan who was diagnosed with Autism in 2005. In a recent article on Radar Online, which has since been removed, McCarthy was quoted as saying that Evan had been misdiagnosed with the disease.
Radar Online was claiming that McCarthy had made the statement during a recent Time interview. The interview actually took place in 2010, and never included McCarthy doubting her son’s diagnosis. After reading the article, McCarthy took to Twitter to set the record straight. She also revealed that she will take whatever legal measures that are necessary to clear these lies up.
“Stories circulating online, claiming that I said my son Evan may not have autism after all, are blatantly inaccurate and completely ridiculous,” McCarthy tweeted. “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. Please know that I am taking every legal measure necessary to set this straight. ”
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