STOP KONY 2012 Founder Arrested and Hospitalized In Sand Diego [Caught Masturbating In Public?]

This is so strange that I hesitated to report it at first. Reports are coming in that 33 year old Jason Russell was found wandering naked in the streets of San Diego in broad daylight. At first he was thought to have been arrested but Lt. Andra Brown said Russell was not arrested but was taken to a hospital for observation. You might be familiar with his charity Invisible Children Inc or the STOP KONY 2012 Campaign that is set to be launched on April 20, 2012 (If not check out this video).


Well it seems that the producer of the above video Jason Russell (founder of Invisible Children Inc) is under considerable stress since his video went viral last week (currently at 82,515,732 views) on youtube. Atleast stress and dehydration is what a spokesperson and/or the family of Jason Russell is telling the press after he was found wandering naked in the streets:


“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.”

-Ben Keesey (quote taken from Los Angeles Times article)

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Russell was taken to a mental hospital.

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The details posted at TMZ’s YT vlog are as follows:

NEW up-close video: http://youtu.be/TjdH2LDH5LM — TMZ has footage of Kony 2012 honcho Jason Russell in the midst of his naked meltdown in San Diego … pounding his fists in anger and screaming maniacally. More info here: http://www.tmz.com/2012/03/16/kony-honcho-arrested-for-allegedly-masturbating…

As we previously reported, Russell was detained by police yesterday … after witnesses say he was running around naked and making sexual gestures.

Russell was held on a 5150 psychiatric hold … so authorities can decide if he poses a danger to himself or others.

A rep for Invisible Children says Russell was suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition as a result of a strenuous PR campaign.

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I’m anticipating that this will turn out to be a much bigger story. I will post more as the story develops.

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