'Kony 2012' Leader Jason Russell Arrested For Shocking Sexual Misconduct

Fri, March 16, 2012 5:30pm EDT by 41 Comments
Jason Russell Arrested

HollywoodLife.com can confirm Jason Russell — co-founder of Invisible Children — was detained by officials for indecent exposure and allegedly masturbating in San Diego yesterday. Can you believe it?

After doing so much good, Invisible Children co-founder and the man behind “Kony 2012Jason Russell fell apart emotionally and wound up stripping, reportedly masturbating and vandalizing cars in the streets of San Diego March 15, reports TMZ

“We detained Jason Russell for indecent exposure at around 3 PM on March 15. One of our officers spoke with him,” Officer Frank Cali exclusively tells HollywoodLife.com.

TMZ reports, “Russell was dancing around the Intersection of Ingraham and Riviera wearing ‘speedo-like underwear’ … and eventually removed the underwear and began to make sexual gestures.”

The CEO of Invisible Children, Ben Keesey, released a statement explaining that the craziness of the last couple weeks, and the wild success of ‘Kony 2012,’ caused Jason to have an emotional breakdown.

“Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition,” he said. “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.”

This is shocking news, indeed. What do you think about what happened? Does it change your outlook on ‘Kony 2012’?

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