Kony 2012 Cofounder Detained

    Jason Russell, co-founder of non-profit Invisible Children and director of "Kony 2012" viral video campaign, poses in New York, March 9, 2012. The director of a viral video that calls for the arrest of Joseph Kony, the fugitive rebel leader of Lord's Resistance Army militia group in Uganda, agreed on Friday with skeptics who have called the film oversimplified, saying it was deliberately made that way. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA POLITICS PORTRAIT)

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    The cofounder of Invisible Children, the nonprofit organization responsible for the “Kony 2012” video, was detained in San Diego on Thursday night, authorities said Friday. Police said they detained Jason Russell, 33, after he was allegedly found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars, and possibly under the influence of something. TMZ reported Friday that Russell is being held for psychiatric testing, and police have no plans to charge him. TMZ released a video of him reportedly dancing naked at a major San Diego intersection. Russell is one of the masterminds behind the “Kony 2012” video, which went viral last week and has already been viewed more than 80 million times. Invisible Children released a statement Friday afternoon saying Russell was “hospitalized, suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition” and that it would “always love and support Jason.”

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