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After stories surfaced claiming that "The View" co-host had revealed that her 11-year-old son does not, in fact, suffer from autism, the famous mom took to Twitter on to address the issue head-on.
"Stories circulating online, claiming that I said my son Evan may not have autism after all are blatantly inaccurate and completely ridiculous," she declared before adding, "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)."
In other words, his diagnosis was legit.
"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 lamented. "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."
At the very end, however, the 41-year-old star shifts gears from defense to offense.
"Please know that I am taking every legal measure necessary to set this straight," she noted.
We have to admit, it would be rather odd if McCarthy really did give a recent interview in which she backtracked about Evan's autism, considering how outspoken she's been about both what she believes to be its cause and how she has elected to treat it.
Only time will tell whether her threat has any affect or if she pursues legal action, but either way, something tells us this drama isn't ending any time soon.
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