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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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106.

Brizzy    

nm

834 days ago
107.

Arty    

KONY2012 execs are s*** bags.

833 days ago
108.

Arty    

I hope there is a special hell for these so called KONY2012 Execs 'scam artists" to burn in. Folks, you want to do something and donate? Go to your local charity and donate your time and some effort. Don't waste your time on these little boys that don't even have enough sense to not say idiot things like they have.

833 days ago
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Mike Freeman    

If, for a second, you think this is real, then you probably see TMZ as a news source. If you think that he is actually drunk, and serious, you're a complete idiot.

833 days ago
110.

fart dookie    

Thats why I don't give **** to charity.

826 days ago
111.

Tom Allen    

This "exposé" is really quite shallow and silly. I did not realize that TMZ is so committed to “political correctness.” The only way Jedediah Jenkins can persevere in this very broken and desperately needy world is to occasionally “spoof” himself and the great work to which he is so tirelessly dedicated. To any reader or viewer who "doesn't get it," I simply say that you must know (and love) Jed, the gravity of his work, the base of the pyramid who he so genuinely loves and serves, and his creativity and inimitable humor. I say that: "If you are not crying, you are not paying attention,... OR you are joining Jedediah Jenkins for an occasional, desperately needed break."

824 days ago
112.

aeylias    

9 yr Old Captures, Nearly kills Kony

Boyle Heights, CA,--Like Saddam Hussein & that Osama Bin Laden guy, Kony has gone down. The Ranger Core apprehend and brought Kony to justice- at least temporarily. The plan was to bring him to the International Criminal Court, the ICC for trial on war crimes, we don’t believe in killing anyone. But he escaped and turned a weapon on those that apprehended him. Sadly his evil counter parts Okot Odhiambo, Dominic Ongwen, Vincent Otti, also escaped just prior to Kony’s capture., stated Aeylias Lopez of SSC.

Gaia, the 2nd in command of The Ranger Core, was in an all out fire fight and she managed to capture Joseph Kony who is #1 on the ICC most wanted list; 10,000 children have been abducted by the LRA to form the army of “prophet” Kony, whose aim is to take over Uganda and run it according to his vision of Christianity. The boys are turned into soldiers and the girls into sex slaves. Up to 1.5 million people in northern Uganda have been displaced because of the fighting and the fear that their children will be abducted.

Abd Al Rahman, Ahmad Harun, Omar al-Bashir, Bar Idriss Abu Garda, Ali Kushayb who are listed as #2 on the most wanted list are also being targeted by the Ranger Core. "We are determined to apprehend them all, said Fog the leader of the Ranger Core-“By the time we are done," added Speed a well known Ranger team mate, "--they are going to have to make a brand new list." In May 2007, the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Harun, charging him with mass murder, rape, and other crimes. The Sudanese government has refused to hand him over to the Court. Sudan arrested Kushayb in October 2008. More than 200,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million have become refugees since the conflict in Darfur. Something long time advocate and human rights warrior George Clooney has pursued.

“We all have our eye on Bosco Ntaganda, Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, Germain Katanga, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo-who are also listed as # 3 on the most wanted list,“ Added Fog.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo More than 2.5 million people are estimated to have died in the war, which raged from 1999 to 2003. Known as the “Terminator,” Ntaganda also allegedly led the child soldiers in war. Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui was arrested in 2008 and charged with six counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity. His misdeeds include willful killing, inhumane treatment, using child soldiers, sexual slavery, and pillaging.
“We are going to bring them all to justice,” announced Laser a long time Ranger Core teammate. -”-Kony and the rest of you can run--but you CAN'T hide, its simply a matter of time." He said firmly.

We are putting this all into the 3 Issue mini series titled ‘THE RANGER CORE’ to highlight the need to bring these criminals to justice in REAL life ,not just my book,” say 9 Yr old Aeylias Ceo of Super Smash Comixsz. We are determined to shed light on these TRULY EVIL villains, which is the REAL point of this release. And the TRUE motivation for creating the book.”

The RANGER CORE COMIC premieres JULY 16, 2012.

For more information; www.rangeruniverse.weebly.com

788 days ago
113.

mottman    

sounded like a joke-but LETS say its true--is Kony now NOT a war criminal? Lets get real now!
again the little kid is smarter then most of you here at least hes helping a little kid with cancer what are you guys doing? why dont you guys start hating the little 'crippled' kid too! I bet you aint afraid of him are you? You are all side line heros arent you? what do MOST of you do here for anyone BUT yourselves?

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