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Kony 2012 Guy on Nude Rant: 'That's Not Who I Am'

Filmmaker Jason Russell gives first interview since meltdown

(Newser) - Jason Russell, co-founder of the controversial nonprofit Invisible Children and creator of the Kony 2012 viral video, gives his first interview Sunday since his bizarre naked meltdown on the streets of San Diego this past March. Oprah scored the big exchange, and Gawker 's got its hands on a...

Kony 2012 Sequel Released

Part II is still 'slick, hip' but lacks Jason Russell

(Newser) - The sequel to viral video sensation Kony 2012 is here, and it's lacking a pretty big component of the first video: Jason Russell . Russell, the Invisible Children co-founder who narrated the first video, was hospitalized after an outburst in San Diego last month. As a result of his absence,...

Diagnosis for Kony 2012's Russell: Reactive Psychosis

Jason Russell will remain hospitalized for weeks: family

(Newser) - The family of Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell says his half-naked romp through San Diego was caused by "brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by extreme exhaustion, stress, and dehydration." His wife had earlier said as much , but the new statement claims this is his official...

Wife of 'Kony' Video Maker: Exhaustion Led to Meltdown

Jason Russell wasn't on drugs or booze, says family

(Newser) - The man who created the viral Kony 2012 video will be out of the public spotlight for the foreseeable future after his very public meltdown , says his family. Jason Russell's wife denies that alcohol or drugs set off Russell yesterday, when he was detained after running naked through his...

Invisible Children Co-Founder Found Half-Naked, Detained

Jason Russell is one of those behind 'Kony 2012' viral video

(Newser) - Jason Russell, a co-founder of the charity behind the Kony 2012 viral video , was detained in San Diego yesterday for allegedly being drunk and masturbating in public. Russell, 33, was found allegedly vandalizing cars, masturbating, and generally acting strange, a police officer says, adding that he may have been under...

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