The Blaze reported Friday that “Kony 2012” filmmaker Jason Russell was detained by police in San Diego for lewd acts, including being drunk, nude and masturbating in public. Following the incident, Russell’s organization “Invisible Children” released a statement saying that “The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday.”
TMZ posted video Sunday of Russell’s nude tirade on a San Diego street corner in the middle of the day that shows an emotional breakdown to say the least:
The New York Post notes that Russell’s wife, Danica, said Friday that her husband “did some irrational things brought on by extreme exhaustion and dehydration,” and denied that alcohol or drug use played a role in the outburst. Russell was not arrested but detained by SDPD at the time, and TMZ reports that Russell “won’t be charged … but he has been placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold.”
Invisible Children’s 30-minute pseudo-documentary “Kony 2012” has attracted widespread media attention and over 82 million views on Youtube. The video calls for the capture of the Ugandan LRA leader Joseph Kony, whose guerrilla group is known for kidnapping and torturing the African country’s innocent children.