KONY 2012 filmmaker Jason Russell diagnosed with psychosis, wife says
(MSNBC) A co-founder for San Diego-based Invisible Children, who was the face behind the Kony 2012 video, suffered a brief reactive psychosis the day he was detained in Pacific Beach according to a statement from his family.
Jason Russell is co-founder of nonprofit Invisible Children and director of the
Jason Russell, 33, was allegedly masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and acting in what San Diego police characterized as a bizarre manner when he was found in different stages of undress March 15 at the intersection of Ingraham Street and Riviera Road.
Russell was not arrested but rather transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
“During the evaluation we learned we probably needed to take him to a medical facility because of statements he was saying,” said Lt. Andra Brown.
Russell’s wife Danica Russell released a statement Wednesday revealing a preliminary diagnosis that suggests her husband’s actions were in no way the result of drugs or alcohol in his body. (Continue story)