Jenny McCarthy denies rumors that son isn't autistic

Jenny McCarthy has had to defend her son Evan’s autism diagnosis following reports she had...

Jenny McCarthy has had to defend her son Evan’s autism diagnosis following reports she had vehemently denied he had the disorder. WENN

Julia Alexander, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:41 PM ET

Jenny McCarthy is making headlines once again, and it isn’t for her steamy New Year's Eve kiss with Donnie Wahlberg.

The View co-host and single mother has had to defend her son Evan’s autism diagnosis following reports she had vehemently denied he had the disorder.

Radar Online published an article Jan. 3, which referred to a “recent” TIME Magazine story in which McCarthy seemingly acknowledged all of her son’s previous autistic symptoms had disappeared.

“Evan couldn’t talk -- now he talks. Evan couldn’t make eye contact -- now he makes eye contact. Evan was anti-social -- now he makes friends. It was amazing to watch,” McCarthy was reportedly quoted as saying in the TIME interview.

McCarthy, stunned at the recent allegations, tweeted that the news was ludicrous and viciously untrue.

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

McCarthy continued to provide information on where and when Evan was diagnosed, and added that she was taking legal action against the publishers of the piece.

McCarthy also confirmed via Twitter that the statements she was quoted with saying were untrue, and pointed out that the "recent" interview was from 2010.

This isn’t the first time McCarthy has had to defend herself in the public eye when it comes to health issues.

Back in July, Toronto Public Health started a campaign to have McCarthy removed as a co-host on The View after it was revealed the celebrity had been linked to drawing a line between autism and vaccinations.

Soon enough, major publications across Canada picked up on the campaign and began reporting on it. Although it had no official bearing on McCarthy’s position, it did spark a public debate on Twitter over the benefits and consequences of vaccinations.

McCarthy has asked followers to stop paying attention to the various stories circulating, but probably won’t say much more about it until the legalities of the situation have been finalized.


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