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'Kony 2012' Exec

Joked About Keeping

$900k Donation for Himself

3/27/2012 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Jedidiah Jenkins
One of the heads of Jason Russell's Invisible Children organization made a video after the charity won a $1 million grant ... in which he appears to be drunk and joking about keeping $900,000 for himself.

TMZ has obtained the clip ... featuring Jedidiah Jenkins, the Director of Ideology for the charity dedicated to hunting down African warlord Joseph Kony.

The footage appears to be shot in 2010 ... right after Invisible Children won the $1 million grand prize in the Chase Community Giving Facebook competition.

In the video, Jenkins is holding a handle of Smirnoff vodka ... and slurs to the camera, "I don't know if you heard this or not ... but we won a ... we won a million dollars so ... pretty rad."

After chugging from the bottle, Jenkins continues ... "a hundred thousand for Haiti and $900,000 in extra for me."

As for the Haiti reference ... the contest was held one week after the earthquake in Haiti and Invisible Children had promised to give $100k to Haitian relief efforts if they won the prize. We have no idea how the remaining $900,000 was spent.

A source connected to Invisible Children says the video is a joke that Jedidiah recorded and posted on a private YouTube page right after the group won the prize. We're told the bottle was filled with water, not vodka.

Invisible Children's rep has not responded to our calls for an official comment.

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10:00 AM PDT -- Jenkins has finally commented on the video ... saying, "I was joking. It was made for my co-worker who was out of town when we won the prize."

Jenkins also says the Smifnoff bottle is filled with water ... not vodka ... explaining, "Who can drink that much Vodka? Definitely not me. I’d die. It’s clearly water. I’m not gonna apologize for being a human that jokes with his friends."

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RedPill    

You **** bag you'll suffer the same fate as your pal jasson or worste and yeah you got africa killed but your still a fraud and now we know who you are and what ya look like sucker

855 days ago
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jr.d    

All of the problems this organization has been plagued with is because these are well meaning humanitarians who are not equipped to run a successful corporation. It became bigger than they are and they are not professional enough. What scares me is that they made the comment. Often times, jokes are confessions. Time to hand this over to the big boys.

855 days ago
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Susan62509    

Since they were celebrating, I think Jedidiah Jenkins was trying to be funny. It's a good lesson though of what or what not to post on social networks nowadays. Almost everyone has a cell phone, so going out in public or a gathering in private is like Big Brother watching you at all times. Reality check.

855 days ago
19.

jessup    

First they go gay naked on a street corner. Then they steal the money. Elvis Costello, drunk gay version.

SCAM ARTISTS!

855 days ago
20.

hoodsfield    

he is a douchebag but no way a pussie like him drinks vodka like that. that was some duff mckagan type of drinking no way this guy does it without even the slightest wince.

as for the whole "kony 2012" thing? they seem like a bunch of "look at me" jerk offs. jason russels showing us his precious little boy was stupid in trying to tell his story.if he really had any balls he would organize some vigilantes and go take this kony dude out presonally. the running through the streets naked thing? it screams either bath salts or meth.

855 days ago
21.

no1uno    

KONY is a good guy, he enslaved thousands of black kids, in my book that's crime prevention. if the kids where free they would be animals running around the planet stealing and killing innocent people. GO KONY GO.

855 days ago
22.

Ricardo Haitiano    

I am glad this video has been shown to the public .............this world i 've noticed for sometime now has gone mad.

855 days ago
23.

LOLOL    

Now I am not saying he is guilty, but put 2 an 2 together. Jewish + Money...Its not hard to come to the correct conclusion...lololol

855 days ago
24.

Delaware D    

I want KONY gone too, but I just don't trust that charity.

855 days ago
25.

Chase    

A Christian con-artist??? Say it isn't so!!! These guys have been fleecing stoopid people for over 2000 years!!! He couldn't care less about those kids. He fancies himself the next "Jesus Christ Superstar", Joel Osteen, and I'm sure ignorant Christians will STILL line up to put him there!!!! Never met a more ignorant group of imbeciles.

855 days ago
26.

NoBozo    

Seems this organization just keeps exposing itself as a total joke. First their director and now this fool. Give back the money and go back to street panhandling.

855 days ago
27.

Chuck    

Can you say scam? I've said it from the beginning when all the Hollywood types were jumping aboard the publicity train....SCAM.

855 days ago
28.

lucy    

hahahaha funny joke. genius.

855 days ago
29.

nuffsaid    

Smirnoff Vodka super sized, the alcoholics choice of drink.

855 days ago
30.

YouDontSay    

I believe it was a joke.

855 days ago
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