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Kony filmmaker and Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell speaks to the media about public meltdown (Video)

By Gina DiFalco,

The movement of Kony 2012 made national news and gained countless supporters for urging the arrest of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony.

But the attention of the campaign soon shifted to that of founder Jason Russell's personal life, who had a meltdown on a San Diego street following a whirlwind press tour and media appearances to support his campaign.

The 33-year-old was detained by San Diego police for some pretty bizarre behavior, which included allegedly masturbating in public and vandalizing cars.

In a new video, however, Russell explains the meltdown saying "My mind betrayed me and I was hospitalized. If you're put in the position to give answers to every question a dozen times over, your mind starts to lose track of where you are, if you've slept, who's for you, who's against you,” ABC News reports.

Slate reports that in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Russell says he was "very out of control.”

He adds "It's really hard to explain if people who have never had an out-of-body experience, but it really wasn't me ... that's not who I am."

Russell, the co-founder of Invisible Children, tried to bring the actions of Kony to light with his documentary on his Resistance Army in Uganda.

It has been viewed 100 million times and Russell explains “We didn't see the tsunami coming. We just turned around and we were all under water.”

Watch his interview with Today on Monday below:

Watch his interview with Today on Monday below:

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