Jenny McCarthy fires back at rumors claiming her son doesn't have autism

01/06/2014 1:00 PM

01/06/2014 1:00 PM

Jenny McCarthy took to her Twitter account over the weekend after RadarOnline.com published a story claiming "The View" co-host's 11-year-old son, Evan, did not have autism.

"Stories circulating online, claiming that I said my son Evan may not have autism after all, are blatantly inaccurate and completely ridiculous," McCarthy said. "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."

The story, which cited an interview with Time magazine, claimed McCarthy had changed her position on vaccinations and that her son was misdiagnosed.

"These stories cite a 'new' Time Magazine interview with me, which was actually published in 2010, that never contained any such statements by me," McCarthy said. "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."

Since McCarthy announced her son's diagnosis in 2007, the talk show host has been very outspoken about preventing and dealing with autism. Her books, "Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism" and "Healing and Preventing Autism: A Complete Guide," touch on her experience as a parent and her stance on creating safer vaccines.

The RadarOnline post has since been deleted, but can be viewed

here.

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