Hello Dr. Yes,
You are welcome. I know he did say so (nearly) immediately XMRV was reported in the Dutch media in October of last year, but for the moment can't find references (that are in Dutch).
Here is my angry take in October on my site in English:
Title: A little more about me and ME
But it gives no specific answer to your specific question. I'll look a bit better and report later, and my guess is meanwhile that Guido den Broeder and Carla (both Dutch, both members of the forum) well may have more links about professor Jos van der Meer's media-appearances and sayings in October than you ever want to know.