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KONY 2012 Founder

Naked Meltdown is

'Not Who I Am'

10/3/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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KONY 2012 founder Jason Russell is finally speaking out about his naked meltdown ... telling Oprah Winfey, "That person on the street corner ranting and raving and naked is not me."

Russell sat down with Winfrey for the Oct. 7th episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" -- and tried to explain what happened to him on the day he broke down back in March.

TMZ first posted the video of Russell's meltdown, showing him frantically babbling about the devil and pounding the concrete.

O's people have yet to release a clip of the interview ... but they did release the following excerpt:

OPRAH: "What do you remember, Jason?"

JASON: "I remember me flipping off cars."

OPRAH: "Flipping off cars? Like with your..."

JASON: "With both hands. I remember that just like 'doot,' just like a little memory. I remember running around our lemon tree. I remember ..."

OPRAH: "There were reports that you were breaking into cars?"

JASON: "There are reports. I mean I think I was stopping cars in the street. People said I was laying in the street – it's a busy street – I was laying in the street."

OPRAH: "How did you get your robe off? How do you go from running out with your robe on to your robe off?"

JASON: "Again, it's really hard to explain if people who have never had an out-of-body experience, but it really wasn't me. That wasn't me, that person on the street corner ranting and raving and naked is not me, that's not who I am."

JASON: [I remember] walking around snapping my fingers up and down ... slapping my hands on the ground as hard as I can. Just slapping them on the ground. Talking to myself. Ranting. Raving. Talking about good versus evil, God and the devil. I mean it was just very out of control."

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46.

Honeys Booboo    

Jackin' it, jackin' it... Jackitty-Jack.

729 days ago
47.

Chistopher    

I know conventional wisdom will say this guy was hocked up on PCP or Meth and/or has some mental disorders. But is it not conceivable, especially for one with spiritual beliefs, to think it may just be deeper then that? I mean, look at the movement this guy started. He tried to eliminate the person behind a genocide of children, that originally started as a spiritual movement. If there aren't some serious good vs. evil forces at play here, when could there be?

If this guy was tripping on something, I don't see him on Oprah trying to explain himself. Your burrying that experience in your mind and hoping people will eventaully forget. Your doing things to save face, but your diverting questions and "dancing" around the subject. Your not booking Oprah and trying to explain yourself. Like always, my personal opinion.

729 days ago
48.

stargazer    

His entire organization has been proven to be a sham, so I really don't believe a word out of his mouth. I can't believe Oprah would sink to the level of having him on her show.

729 days ago
49.

niles    

The ole possessed-by-demons excuse.

729 days ago
50.

DaveT    

Take a couple extra doses of Vicodin or Oxycontin and you won't be behaving much different than this dude, country is hooked on prescription pills, many of which cause dozens of side effects and behavior just like this guy's behavior

729 days ago
51.

tippy katz    

drugged by kony's peeps

729 days ago
52.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

4. KonyBoi jus had be taken a bubble bath an he use da rong bath salts. It's not his fault an he can't member anything. He jus a victim......

729 days ago
53.

Observer    

I believe he was possessed and probably magical ritual has been performed on him. These things exist the same way people's mind exist without seeing them. You don't have to always see something to prove it exists.

729 days ago
54.

Cao    

Someone put the juju on him.

729 days ago
55.

laffnbear    

Anyone suppose he is Roman Catholic?

729 days ago
56.

Blue Lake    

Why is Oprah giving this creep a minute of air time? I hope this is not the new direction for OWN which should be smarter and embracing more of an audience than this perv will bring in.

729 days ago
57.

bon    

voodoo. It is real.

729 days ago
58.

Neal    

This was the GAYEST " out-of-body experience" i ever seen. Is he back to be straight?

729 days ago
59.

LK    

HE DID A BAD BATCH OF BLOW
CUT WITH PCP METH & BATH SALTS
SORRY ABOUT UR BAD LUCK DUDE
JUST SAY NO !!! LOL !

729 days ago
60.

Cookie    

"That person on the street corner ranting and raving and naked is not me." Oh sweetie, yes it is.

728 days ago
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