"Kony 2012" Filmmaker Jason Russell Detained for Masturbating in Public, Drunken Vandalism

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Jason Russell,  one of the the founders responsible for the "Kony 2012" video, is making jaws drop and eyes pop all over the Twitter Machine.

NBC San Diego:

A co-founder for Invisible Children was detained in Pacific Beach Thursday night for being drunk in public and masturbating, according to San Diego Police Department.

Jason Russell, 33,  was allegedly found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and possibly under the influence of something, according to Lt. Andra Brown. [...] Brown said Russell was acting very strange.

Police said they received several calls yesterday at 11:30 a.m. of a man in various stages of undress, running through traffic and screaming. Police described him as "in his underwear."

According to the article, Russell is a Christian, a father of two, and wants to have nine more kids with his wife.

Sadly, he didn't exactly living up to those family valuesy, Santorum-style Christian ideals.

Here's the statement from Invisible Children's CEO Ben Keesey:

“Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition. He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday. Jason’s passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue. We will always love and support Jason, and we ask that you give his entire family privacy during this difficult time.”

Let's hope he gets the help he so badly needs.

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  • lsamsa

    Weird in the above clip...how he never mentioned the children in Uganda that were being kidnapped...nor anything about that situation. Yes, he did mention the name of the film, but that's it.
    What I saw from that clip was someone 'selling' himself...he just seemed to be more interested in getting people to believe him,  while not even mentioning the children or appearing to be even concerned about them.
    As for his issues, his personal demons so to speak...I feel badly for anyone suffering from such...but I have the feeling that his video about 'Kony 2012, is just his own road to seeking fame.

  • http://www.blondetwit.com/ Blondetwit

    That was an excellent statement from Keesey - gotta give him that.  As a result of that, my only real comment is, 

    Move along now, nothing to see here.

  • nellcote
  • http://twitter.com/janemiami JaneMiami

    Follow up film "Jason Russell 2012"