Jason Russell's Wife Blames the "Kony 2012" Haters for Her Husband's Naked Meltdown
Jason Russell's family is blaming extreme dehydration, exhaustion and—above all—the haters for her husband's very public, naked, masturbatory meltdown in the streets of San Diego.
Danica Russell and other family members released a statement after her husband, the co-founder of Invisible Children and the creator of the viral "Kony 2012" documentary, was detained after losing his shit. The statement attempts to explain some of Russell's "irrational" behavior. The family largely blames Russell's critics for his meltdown, and there's no mention of drugs, alcohol or any sort of pre-existing mental health issues.
Here is the statement via Radar Online:
We thought a few thousand people would see the film, but in less than a week, millions of people around the world saw it. While that attention was great for raising awareness about Joseph Kony, it also brought a lot of attention to Jason -- and, because of how personal the film is, many of the attacks against it were also very personal, and Jason took them very hard.
The statement continues: "On our end, the focus remains only on his health, and protecting our family. We'll take care of Jason, you take care of the work. The message of the film remains the same: stop at nothing."
"Kony 2012" Filmmaker Detained For Allegedly Drunkenly Vandalizing Cars in His Underwear, Masturbating in Public
"Kony 2012" Filmmaker's Naked Meltdown Caught on Tape
Tears Were Shed at Invisible Children Headquarters Today