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‘Kony 2012’ Leader Jason Russell: The Real Reason Behind His Shocking Sexual Misconduct

Sat, March 17, 2012 2:59pm EDT by 39 Comments
Kony 2012 Jason Russell Arrested

Jason Russell’s wife says the extreme success of ‘Kony 2012’ in such a short period of time led to his meltdown in San Diego March 16!

Jason Russell shocked the world when he stripped down in public, started running around and then masturbating in San Diego March 16, but the Invisible Children co-founder wasn’t getting off on the experience — he was having an emotional breakdown, his wife Danica Russell says.

“[Jason] did some irrational things brought on by extreme exhaustion and dehydration,” Danica reveals.

She goes on to explain, “We thought a few thousand people would see the film, but in less than a week, millions of people around the world saw it. While that attention was great for raising awareness about Joseph Kony, it also brought a lot of attention to Jason — and, because of how personal the film is, many of the attacks against it were also very personal, and Jason took them very hard.”

Jason’s film, “Kony 2012,” has had more than 80 million views in less than a month, thanks to tons of celebrity support and news pick ups. However, as well as the film did, the experience was emotionally destructive for the dad and husband.

Thankfully, officials aren’t pressing charges on Jason’s misconduct because he was ill when it occurred. We hope he gets the help he needs.

Does this incident change how you feel about Kony 2012?