Jenny McCarthy Fires Back at Reports Saying She Claims Son Does Not Have Autism

Posted Saturday January 4, 2014 5:20 PM GMT

She's always been fiercely protective about her little boy, and now Jenny McCarthy is furious over reports that she said her son might not have autism.

After the story caught steam on Friday, the "View" co-host took to Twitter to respond to the false allegation.

Setting the record straight, the 41-year-old star began, "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."

Making it very clear that she's not messing around when it comes to her child, Jenny concludes, "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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