Jason Russell, the creator of the Kony 2012 viral video movement, was reportedly hospitalized after San Diego police found him allegedly drunkenly masturbating in public and vandalizing cars yesterday, according to the Los Angeles Times. A spokesperson for the police told the Times that Russell was not arrested, but transported to a hospital for observation.
Ben Keesey, CEO of Invisible Children, issued this statement:
Russell co-founded Invisible Children in 2004 after traveling to Uganda to film a documentary about the Ugandan guerrilla leader, who has become infamous for his brutal human-rights-violations. More recently, Russell has been successful in enlisting celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie, and Jersey Shore‘s Vinny Guadagnino to speak out against Kony.
Celebs tweet opposition to African strongman Joseph Kony