Jenny McCarthy is setting the record straight after an article falsely quoted her as saying that her 11-year-old son Evan had been misdiagnosed with autism in 2005. The story, which has since been removed from the gossip site Radar Online, claimed to have excerpts from a recent Time interview.
"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 Saturday, Jan. 4. "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."