Unsolicited reports that Jenny McCarthy’s son, Evan, 11 has no autism diagnosis have been quelled by the View host today on her personal twitter account.
She tweeted from her verified account today:
“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. 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.”
The anti-vaccination campaigner has been historically outspoken about her son’s diagnosis and her theories about the links between vaccination and autism. Autism Daily Newscast reported that she joined daytime talk show the View in September under a cloud of controversy, and was publicly affronted by public bodies, like Toronto Public Health.
This is not the first time that the ex-actress has debunked rumours of this kind.