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'Kony 2012' Honcho

Detained for Allegedly

Masturbating in Public

3/16/2012 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jason Russell

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3:26 PM PST: We just got footage
of Jason's naked meltdown on a public street ... pounding his fists in anger and screaming maniacally.

2:15 PM PST: Law enforcement sources tell us ... there are NO plans to charge Russell with a crime for yesterday's incident.

2:08 PM PST:
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Russell is being hospitalized on a 5150 psychiatric hold so authorities can assess his mental state. The 5150 hold allows authorities to keep Russell for up to 3 days to determine if he represents a threat to either himself or others.

1:45 PM PST:
The CEO of Invisible Children, Ben Keesey, tells TMZ ..."Jason 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.”

Jason Russell was detained, not arrested by San Diego cops
The mastermind behind the now-famous "Kony 2012" video was detained by police in San Diego yesterday for allegedly being drunk in public and masturbating.

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Jason Russell was taken into custody by San Diego cops.  In addition to allegedly masturbating, cops say he vandalized cars.

Cops told NBC7 in SD they received several calls around 11:30 AM ... reporting a man in "various stages of undress."

Sources tell us ... 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.

We're told ... it appeared Russell was under the influence of some kind of substance.

Cops told NBC, "Officers detained [Russell] and transferred him to a local medical facility for further evaluation and treatment."

Russell is the father of two, and says he wants to have 9 more kids. 

Russell is the co-founder of Invisible Children as well as the filmmaker of the ultra-viral video which has set records on the Internet -- with more than 80 million views (below).

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121.

james    

me so ko-ny!

952 days ago
122.

mj    

Seriously though, this guy should now have ot register as "Sex Offender" and be kept far away from children.

In the write-up it says he wants to father 9 more children, this sounds like a pervert crying out for help. Let him get some serious psych help but keep him away from kids..

952 days ago
123.

Hahaha    

fishy...I say Big Brother sees him as a threat and trying to discredit him...they drugged him...just saying

952 days ago
124.

Wendy     

We should focus on his good and not bad. No one is perfect. We cant judge before hand! Koney kills, rapes, abducts. This poor guy just had a bad night! lets get our facts straight then judge!

952 days ago
125.

MaryK33    

"He wasn't masturbating, he was having sex with an invisible child"

More Funny Comments from the unfortunate news http://bit.ly/ynfSs8

952 days ago
126.

jr.d    

Sex offender. Register his address. Protect your kids.

952 days ago
127.

Spencer B in MD    

Maybe he was just making a Music Video for one of the songs in his Kony 2012 Video - "Punching in a Dream"
Performed by The Naked and Famous,
I know that he's into Invisible Children - I hope that he didn't use them to make his c*ck disappear.

952 days ago
128.

Swins    

So now we begin to see the people behind this "campaign" A campaign that started a decade late, that is raising gobs of money for a cause that is really not a cause.
It's a scam...the numbers of children are fake, the fact that Kony isn't even in any form of power is telling, DO NOT DONATE to these idiots. Just wait for the allegations of sexual misconduct by Jason Russell while in Africa to surface, this isn't the first time he's done something like this...not by a LONG shot!

952 days ago
129.

HandofDoom    

He was masturbating to invisible children!

952 days ago
130.

Spencer B in MD    

He chewed too much Khat Leaf and now he can't Leaf Kahk alone!

952 days ago
131.

bofh rtfm    

palmy 2012

952 days ago
132.

Sophia of England'shire    

Must have been all of the stress of making millions of dollars from the unsuspecting public. Oh well, he can book himself into a private facility with the proceeds of his windfall!

952 days ago
133.

-_____-akjfakd    

Wow, way to go dip****. I hope this isn't real, but TMZ does have pretty accurate reports soooo...yeah...
Anyways yeah, people are really gonna take you seriously after spanking the monkey in public. Way to go dumbass. You ruined everything you 'worked so hard for.'

952 days ago
134.

ria    

PHONY 2012 SCAMMER!!

952 days ago
135.

harriet    

and people thought pee-wee herman was bad.......

952 days ago
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