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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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1.

YouDontSay    

Schizophrenia

648 days ago
2.

Pudding Tang    

Strange daze indeed!

648 days ago
3.

Girl On Fire    

Drug induced psychosis...

648 days ago
4.

Magnum    

Wow.... So this guy still isn't ready to come out yet, huh? All that repressed Christian anger, I guess.

648 days ago
5.

Girl On Fire    

Drug induced psychosis...

648 days ago
6.

Jay W.     

Smart move. Now he's making money on Oprah.

"look at me... look at me."

648 days ago
7.

Phreaky    

Does he remember lighting the pipe?

648 days ago
8.

elysummers    

What the helll did he take?

648 days ago
9.

Loretta Love    

Bath Salt Smoker

648 days ago
10.

Cheryl A.    

So, he is saying he is crazy?

648 days ago
11.

Santo    

♫And if the good lord Jesus comes knocking on my do'
Just tell him that I'm jackin' it in San Diego.

Jackin' it, jackin' it, jackety-jack,
Spankin' it, spankin' it, smackety-smack.♫

648 days ago
12.

Glen    

Either meth or PCP...if you're going to fess up, tell the entire truth...

648 days ago
13.

lalaluvu    

It's pretty clear what happened to him. Just watch Conspiracy Theory with Mel Gibson.

648 days ago
14.

Rhubino    

Well, glad that's cleared up.

648 days ago
15.

Bill Leslie    

cocaine is a helluva drug

648 days ago
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