The Horrible Rumor That Upset Jenny McCarthy

Posted on January 4th, 2014 at 7:40 pm


Some celebrities blow it off when the gossip websites go after them, but they will not tolerate it when the nasty blogs go after their children -- and rightfully so.

Earlier this week a tabloid claimed that Jenny McCarthy said he only child isn't actually autistic -- although she's talked about it for years.


On Saturday,  The View host set the record straight about her 11-year-old son Evan.

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

"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 said.

She added, "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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