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From Kony To Boney?: Invisible Children Co-Founder Detained For Allegedly Masturbating In Public

Invisible Children Co-Founder Detained For Allegedly Masturbating In Public

Remember that guy who created that emotional video that introduced you to the evil warlord Joseph Kony? You know, the one where he’s so lovingly explaining complex atrocities to his five-year-old son. Turns out, the same guy was detained Thursday night in San Diego for masturbating in public! And vandalizing cars. Likely “under the influence.”

We can’t make this stuff up. According to NBC News, the San Diego Police Department said Invisible Children co-founder “Jason Russell, 33, was allegedly found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and possibly under the influence of something.”

Lt. Andra Brown said Russell was acting very strange. From NBC News:

Several people attempted to calm him down and when officers arrived they said he was cooperative.

“He was no problem for the police department however, during the evaluation we learned that we probably needed to take care of him,” said Brown at a press conference. “So officers detained him and transferred him to a local medical facility for further evaluation and treatment.”

TMZ has this statement from Invisible Children CEO Ben Keesey, saying Russell “was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition”:

The statement continues, “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.”

A self-proclaimed Christian, Russell is married to his “best friend for over 23 years” and has two children. He’s also said he’d like to have nine more children.

Good thing Invisible Children’s video and organization has been under a great deal of scrutiny since Kony 2012 was released. In the wake of concerns about their financial transparency and general approach, this will do wonders to help their image.

UPDATE: Video Of Invisible Children Co-Founder’s Naked Freak Out Surfaces (NSFW)

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