Scientologist Travolta denies autistic son rumours

Actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston have been accused of refusing to acknowledge their son Jett is autistic because scientology doesn’t recognise the condition.

Travolta, 53, has previously said there was nothing wrong with Jett, 15.

He also once said his condition was Kawasaki syndrome, a disease characterised by high fever, skin rash and swelling of the lymph nodes.

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But parents of autistic children say that Travolta should join American celebrities Sylvester Stallone, Doug Flutie, Jenny McCarthy and Toni Braxton – who all have autistic children – in raising awareness and research funds to cure thedisease.

One magazine editor who has interviewed Travolta more than once says that the star’s son is disabled.

But the star insists that nothing is wrong.

Travolta and Preston, 44, are often photographed with daughter Ella Bleu, 7, but photos of Jett are less common.

Travolta’s lawyer, Marty Singer released a statement: “The Travoltas are wonderful, loving parents and their priority is their children.

“They have (taken) and they continue to take the best possible care of their children.

“To suggest anything to the contrary is very hurtful to a loving family.”

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