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Ex-Kony Soldier

Warlord May Have CURSED

Jason Russell

3/24/2012 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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African warlord Joseph Kony is a master of voodoo ... who may have willed an evil spirit to poison the mind of Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell ... this according to a former member of Kony's child army.

TMZ spoke with Richard Akena ... who was captured by Kony's forces 4 separate times when he was a child and was forced to carry out Kony's evil bidding.

Akena tells us ... most people who were captured by Kony believe he is "being controlled by a devil spirit."

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Akena says it wasn't unusual to see Kony try to use voodoo magic in an effort to thwart his enemies in Africa ... and he believes the same voodoo magic could explain Russell's naked meltdown .

Russell's family says the breakdown can be chalked up to "reactive psychosis" ... caused by stress and lack of sleep. 

Still, Akena tells us he's convinced otherwise ... "This was Kony's doing."

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76.

Frances    

i think he should be trying to get into a rehab versus saving the children. Don't Do Drugs buddy.....

841 days ago
77.

jeff    

If a little criticism is all it takes to break down, you're in the wrong business. You got millions of views worldwide. You're message was all over the news as a result. Think of all the criticism motion picture directors/actors get. You don't see them taking their clothes off and losing their minds.

841 days ago
78.

Lea    

Like I said before when TMZ first posted him naked in the streets acting crazy! This was Definitely a Voodoo Curse! LATE!!!!!!!!!!1111

841 days ago
79.

Sincerity    

I can easily understand why a child raised in a 3rd world region riddled with internal military conflicts would come to this conclusion. These people have been exposed to "UNIMAGINABLE" amounts of unchecked "ABUSE" and "BRUTALITY". Primitive "MYTHS" and "SUPERSTITIONS" have been used to "INTIMIDATE" poverty stricken, politically disenfranchised people since the BEGINNING OF TIME!!! The belief in "VOODOO" is something that Kony used to keep "frightened" children under his "CONTROL". I doubt seriously, if Jason Russell's problems are linked to "Primitive" SUPERSTITIONS!!! Rigid religious "FANTACISM" has become the "UNDOING" of many well meaning people.

841 days ago
80.

LANZOH    

People, people, people. Not everything that happens in this world can be explained by Science books. I am 150% sure that the MAJORITY of people ridiculing this story have NEVER set foot in any African country, but yet feel that they know enough to discredit what this Ex-child soldier said.One of you should come down here for an eye opener.Stop talking about things you know NOTHING about. I'm African,well educated, but still believe these things happen.

841 days ago
81.

Dana    

I believe voodoo will effect people who believe it will effect them. Just like people who are superstitious. I think this guy just had a break down....we certainly don't need to give voodoo any power here!

841 days ago
82.

harv    

True Story i use to put spells on people i didnt like just by burning a photo of them & casting a spell. And i was able to control them- this was when i was young & living in New Orleans. My grandmother taught me as she was a voodoo queen in her day.

841 days ago
83.

Meani    

I'm not sure a melt down will cause many people to go jerking off naked in the street. It does seem like something was slipped into him some type of drug but certainly no melt down causes that kind of psychotic behavior.

841 days ago
84.

Detective. LaToya    

Oh pleaseeeeeeeeee! Jason Russell made the video simply to benefit himself financially and so the US government could invade because of the oil they found there. Jason Russell is clearly just a nutcase and also a closeted HOMOSEXUAL as evidenced by his meltdown video. He was snapping his wrist like a true QUEEN. Being that evil and suppressing your sexuality then having the media hound you will surely expose his crazy side. Don't blame "voodoo".

841 days ago
85.

Bloody    

Witchdoctor should fix him.

841 days ago
86.

rose    

An unconvetional war trailer, watch. I know you sleep and eat hamburgers, thank god everyday, you hit the jackpot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vs7If5Mrx8

841 days ago
87.

tellmeaboutit     

TMZ is getting more pathetic by the minute. LOL What did this guy do, call up tmz on his cell from the jungle or is a tmz slacker now?? What a crock. Sounds more like yet another publicity push for a decades old story sold like snake oil by Russell.

841 days ago
88.

cindy    

The dude was on drugs. Simple as that. End of story!

841 days ago
89.

Larry The Don    

Richard has no fashion sense whatsoever

841 days ago
90.

christy    

Kony could of very well had people on his side in the U.S. slip something bad to Jason Russell.Who knows, stranger things have happened.

841 days ago
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