There’s a new report that’s surfaced claiming Jenny McCarthy’s 11-year-old son Evan is not living with autism, and never had the disease.
Jenny (understandably) went nuts, taking to Twitter to slam the reports. “Stories circulating online, claiming that I said my son Evan may not have autism after all, are blatantly inaccurate and completely ridiculous,” she wrote. Her son was diagnosed with the developmental disorder in 2005.
“These stories cite a ‘new’ Time magazine interview with me, which was actually published in 2010 that never contained any such statements by me,” she wrote. “Continued misrepresentations, such as these, only serve to open wounds of the many families who are courageously dealing with this disorder.”
The 41-year-old has been very open about her son’s battle with Autism since he was diagnosed at age 2. She’s written several books about it, and caused a stir herself when she linked autism to vaccinations.
“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),” she wrote on Twitter. “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.”
I think it’s highly inappropriate for Radar to make a jump like that. I don’t think it’s anyone’s business to question what’s going on with her child.
The picture below is Jenny pregnant with Evan.