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Jason Russell's Wife

He Does Not Have

a Substance Abuse Problem

3/17/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The wife of Jason Russell, the documentarian who was detained Thursday for running through the streets of San Diego naked, claims he does not have a problem with drugs or alcohol. 

Danica Russell issued a statement addressing the bizarre incident, saying, "Let us say up front that Jason has never had a substance abuse or drinking problem, and this episode wasn’t caused by either of those things. But yes, he did some irrational things brought on by extreme exhaustion and dehydration."

Russell was captured on video obtained by TMZ ... standing on a street corner and pounding his fists on the sidewalk.

Russell is being held on a 5150 psychiatric hold so authorities can decide if he poses a danger to himself or others.

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76.

JAG    

This Communist *** of whores is mentally ill- like all other liberal/progressive/communists.

857 days ago
77.

truthseeker    

He has a wife? Does she know that he is obviously gay?

857 days ago
78.

Cheryl Lee    

Why would any woman live her life as this narcissist's beard?

857 days ago
79.

Robbin    

His wife can't even see that he's gay, how would she know if he does drugs or not?

856 days ago
80.

Luz    

Then what the hell does he have? Temporary insanity due to stupidity? Now the shameless cover up begins!

856 days ago
81.

Sad sad    

She's just saying it was an isolated drug incident.

856 days ago
82.

KIA15    

Millions of impressionable kids watching & following this gearbox, what an absolute knob...
HORNY 2012 - "Raising Awareness Against Public Masterbation"...

856 days ago
83.

james    

i dont buy the crap excuse from his wife. people suffering from exaustion and dehydration dont get naked and start dancing around in an intersection. If he was dehydrated and exausted it was from dancing in the intersection naked that isnt what caused him to do it in the first place though

856 days ago
84.

KBW    

This is typical behavior for some people who are bi-polar.

856 days ago
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samanthazsecret    

Im not sure what to think about Invisible children, but I do feel bad for this guy....Having millions of people say so many hateful things about you in a matter of 2 weeks would make anyone snap. Whether he was on drugs or not, obviously the stress was too much for him. I'm sick of seeing so much hate on the internet.

856 days ago
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Pinkyfinger    

Yes...He was exhausted and dehydrated, but that's Not what caused him to lose his mind. He was going through a Manic Phrase brought on by extreme stress. You have all just witnessed the fragility of the human-mind snap! Mania isn't pretty at all my friends. Let us all be a little more understanding. He most likely got zero sleep for a number of days the first sign of a potential Psychotic Episode.

856 days ago
87.

Jody    

Ok, first of all there is no way the man I saw in the video is straight. He is flaming gay. Second, why do people use exhaustion and dehydration for reasons behind erratic behavior? Neither make a person act like THAT!! He certainly didn't appear tired to me.

856 days ago
88.

Smack    

wait.... but he's gay... i have really good gaydar, and he was all over it.

856 days ago
89.

jdog    

Wife? Not with the finger wave/snap I saw. Mmmm Hmmmm

856 days ago
90.

t    

Well.... You would say that.

856 days ago
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