‘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?

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Julia

Posted at 8:30 PM on May 24, 2012  

I just find this sad. I hope he gets whatever help he needs, and that his family and children manage to cope.

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Taylor

Posted at 7:02 PM on April 17, 2012  

I question this man’s integrity.

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Dave

Posted at 3:49 PM on April 2, 2012  

I am lost to why he did that.. I’m sure it was a breakdown!!
to do that with out any reason does not make any sense at all.. he has so much to lose with his children!! they will find out and this gonna impact them hard.. [""its so good to see how fast people want to destroy him!!! and there family!!! I'm so proud of the news and all the effort into exposing him!! keep up the hate!!""] are you picking up my sarcasm!! in the [ ] does this affect the way i feel about the kony2012 .. not at all a child killer warlord… man i do not care if he has don nothing since 2006 that does not make it OK.. he is guilty of those crimes and the seriousness of them he should be found and face his crimes..

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Artie

Posted at 4:16 AM on March 21, 2012  

Its funny because how come it wasnt Kony 1999 if his been kidnapin innocent kids n preety sure the US gov knew about this but know since oil is their then us wants to stop kony y now y not 8 yrs ago n celebs r in this to funny.And The Rockefellers contributed alot in this movement think about it nuff said

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Kevin O.

Posted at 5:52 PM on March 19, 2012  

Meh. Let’s talk about something more shocking. This sort of reporting is rather bland since I’ve been raised in a, from what I hear, much more violent and corrupted society.

Now if he had shoved some sort of helpless living creature up his bum and screamed “Michele Bachmann is my MOTHER!!!!” then I would be more interested.

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grammy of 3

Posted at 2:32 PM on March 19, 2012  

No it doesnt change the reaction to the original video about Kony. Lots of other people have had breakdowns. He isnt the first. Lots of people are making comments who seem to feel the original Kony2012 was fake. Have these people watched any news programs? It is such a shame that race ,color of skin, religious beliefs, and where you live still make such a difference. The world isnt a pretty place. Find a way – your own way – to make it better. Stop being such misinformed haters.

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grammy of 3

Posted at 2:30 PM on March 19, 2012  

No it doesnt change the reaction to the original video about Kony. Lots of other people have had breakdowns. He isnt the first. Lots of people are making comments which are seem to feel the original Kony2012 was fake. Have these people watch any news programs? It is such a shame that race ,color of skin, religious beliefs, and where you live still make such a difference. The world isnt a pretty place. Find a way – your own way – to make it better. Stop being such misinformed haters.

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A.S

Posted at 10:29 AM on March 19, 2012  

It does not change how I feel about the movement, but does raise a concern if this incident with Russell was a set-up to tarnish his name and what he stands for.

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forreal

Posted at 7:02 PM on March 18, 2012  

since he brought so much awareness to that african man, and is possibly killing his business, the man probably did some magic behind him to make him go crazy. the spirit world is real ya’ll. don’t be blind to it.

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omgitssarahlove

Posted at 7:00 PM on March 18, 2012  

So U guys really mean to tell me that you don’t believe that there are people in this world who are capable of doing such a thing to these kids? … Really? How closed minded and boxed in are you? Just because it got awareness from youtube doesn’t mean its fake.. you don’t need youtube to know what’s going on outside of the United States you morons. You guys are such buffoons.

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Corrupt

Posted at 6:40 PM on March 18, 2012  

Interesting how many videos of this there is. It would not suprise me if he has been set up. It’s sad because he hasn’t done anything wrong, he’s achieved what none of us could. He doesn’t even get paid a third of what most CEOs get paid a year. People have actually pushed for his salary to be more, but they were denied. He gets 80-90,000 a year from IC. There are companies all over the world who would pay him 10x as much for his work.
I just can’t believe the criticism towards him. He’s not a criminal, and he’s not a bad guy.

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Jules

Posted at 4:48 PM on March 18, 2012  

No not at all KONY2012 will still get my support as well as my kids. The man is only human we all have our breaking points…..

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LOLatyou

Posted at 6:05 PM on March 18, 2012  

Omg you are such a tool. Stop being a BLIND SHEEP. This is a scam you idiot.

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Blood Beast

Posted at 12:44 PM on March 18, 2012  

Dehydration doesn’t cause psychosis.

He’s clearly taking methamphetamines or PCP.

He also seems super-effeminate and gay, not that there’s anything wrong with that in any way. But I think he’s a closet case however, and this makes me feel sad for him. He needs to own up to who he really is and stop eating all that shaming evangelical christianity BS.

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Kathryn

Posted at 11:51 PM on March 20, 2012  

Have you heard yourself? You have no basis for these statements! Anyone subjected to such public pesronal and degrading gossip is bound to be affected.

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sara

Posted at 6:45 AM on March 18, 2012  

Good. This fraud got busted for being a jerk. Pervert. I don’t even think that documentary is any good…it’s awful.

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Bethany

Posted at 1:59 AM on March 18, 2012  

Ivy you are so right!! SPREAD THE WORD!! The sheep of the earth will believe anything a youtube video tells them. One video will make mindless people believe that they need to send money to this organization without doing any sort of research of their own. Jason Russell and his video are being used and pushed on the public for a reason.

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Michelle

Posted at 2:20 AM on March 18, 2012  

I do believe there is a hidden agenda that of the rest of will never ever know about as we never have known the truth about anything. Only the people behind the scenes really know whats happening here. The illuminati symbols and their placement throughout the video is enough to dismiss it for me.

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Kathryn

Posted at 12:13 AM on March 21, 2012  

I did not notice any Illuminati symbols, Michelle, but having said that, I wasn’t looking for them. If people are determined to find such things, they will.

 
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justice

Posted at 3:16 PM on March 18, 2012  

just out of curiosity, did u made any research and found out that it was BS?

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Kathryn

Posted at 12:21 AM on March 21, 2012  

I have tried to look at both sides. I have looked at the finance accusations (which is the only opposing argument worthy of detailed research, in my opinion) and I found them to be misleading and blinkered arguments. I find no valid reason to accuse this man of any wrong doing, but plenty of reasons to believe him and think well of him.

 
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C.Delgado

Posted at 10:02 AM on March 19, 2012  

An is this because its about little black kids??? Smh

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Shelly

Posted at 12:47 AM on March 18, 2012  

Doesn’t change my opinion abut Kony 2012. I don’t think Jason had a mental breakdown because of the fame he received from Kony 2012.

I honestly think someone wanted to discredit him by slipping a hallucinogenic drug in his food and or drink. Even if Jason was stressed out about the video I doubt he would get butt naked, rant and rave like that and pound on the sidewalks. No way. IMO, Jason was set up.

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jenna

Posted at 12:15 AM on March 18, 2012  

Kony 2012 is such an important movement. Why should one persons mistake effect how people feel about helping the children in Uganda? One mistake shouldnt stop the support for this issue. Kony 2012 is so much bigger than any of this. I will be behind the Kony 2012 movement even if Jason messed up.

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britt

Posted at 12:02 AM on March 18, 2012  

I get the goverment set him up so he would stop the video ! Don’t believe he did it

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stacy

Posted at 10:12 PM on March 17, 2012  

horrific!

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Food for thought

Posted at 10:08 PM on March 17, 2012  

Most of u, with exception of some, have made stupid comments. Pls, “Stupid Guy Above”, Africa has more than enough resources. Thats why the US and other western countries are so invloved in most African affairs.

On another note, i hate to say this but the man has gone crayyy for a reason. These sort of things happen in Africa ALL THE TIME… If you mess with the wrong people you’ll pay. There’s a reason Kony hasn’t been caught in 27 years!!

Also, the invisible children org may be a scam. But who cares… Those kids in Uganda DO exist if you beleive it or not.

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sin898

Posted at 7:26 PM on March 17, 2012  

miscol

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Jayson

Posted at 6:44 PM on March 17, 2012  

Strangely, the same thing happened to a friend of mine back in the day, only he wasn’t suffering from dehydration or malnurishment; he was tripping balls one acid. If you ask me, I’m guessing that a similar situation isn’t out of the question, but saying it was caused by the extreme popularity of his film is a good PR move :)

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WongClarice

Posted at 3:36 PM on March 17, 2012  

my friend’s mother makes $80 an hour on the laptop. She has been out of work for 9 months but last month her pay was $21630 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Go to this web site and read more CashLazy.com

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Kony

Posted at 3:33 PM on March 17, 2012  

Is this one of those Paris Hilton stunts. After 2 days no one cares about his video? So he’s just going to try to make the news. This guy seemed a little off when he made the film. Viral videos are for idiots that don’t know how to use the internet anyways.

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Ivy

Posted at 3:25 PM on March 17, 2012  

Are you a moron? Despite my stress or personal frustrations, I do not parade around in the street naked vandalizing property. This is a front to invade Africa for resources and depopulation.

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Stupid guy above

Posted at 4:55 PM on March 17, 2012  

The last sentence you made was just stupid. No country in their right mind would invade Africa. It has barely any useful resources. Oil? It would take years to find locations to begin oil drilling and a couple more years to begin production. Uganda has oil but its resources are unattainable until 2015 and frankly once it begins production it will produce barely the amount compared to middle east countries.

As towards your retarded depopulation agenda, how is this helping depopulation? By stopping Kony you are actually going against depopulation, let kony continue and depopulation will continue by genocide. Idiot go read a book.

Also I am not supporting Kony 2012, because its for financial gain, not for invading countries which is non-sense.

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TheFacts

Posted at 5:13 PM on March 17, 2012  

Sorry but all you have to do is go to the IC website to watch them urge Obama to send troops to Uganda and then celebrate when he does. There IS an oil rush on in that part of Africa right now…you are behind on the news.

But any way you cut it this whole Kony thing is a scam and this Russell guy comes off like a repressed Christian closet case who’s finally snapped. He needs to just accept his sexuality and stop collaborating with anti-Gay evangelical groups and the repressive government of Uganda.

 
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sammy

Posted at 6:14 PM on March 17, 2012  

by the way i am talking to the person who is going by the name of “the stupid guy above”. and you cannot say much as the perason above is nowhere near as stupid as you are.

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