Jenny McCarthy slams rumor that her son Evan doesn't have autism
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Jenny McCarthy is setting the record straight. "The View" co-host has slammed reports that her son Evan, 11, doesn't have autism. On Friday, Jan. 3, a rumor surfaced that the 41-year-old revealed that her only child is not autistic, even though she's publicly talked about his condition over the years.
"Stories circulating online, claiming that I said my son Evan may not have autism after all, are blatantly inaccurate and completely ridiculous," McCarthy tweeted on Jan. 3. "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."
McCarthy welcomed Evan with ex-husband John Asher in 2002. She's currently dating "Blue Bloods" actor Donnie Wahlberg, and revealed during an episode of "The View" on Sept. 9 that the New Kids on the Block singer is "nothing short of awesome" with her son.
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