Kony 2012 filmmaker Jason Russell speaks about his nude meltdown (VIDEO)


Jason Russell, a co-founder of the Kony 2012 campaign, was detained March 15, 2012, by San Diego police on accusations he masturbated in public and vandalized cars.



Kony 2012 filmmaker Jason Russell says he was "not in control of my mind or my body" during a nude public meltdown in March.

After shooting to fame with the release of his film about Ugandan warload Joseph Kony, Russell eclipsed his own project just 10 days later when a video of him screaming and running nude through the streets of San Diego went viral online.

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He addresses the bizarre incident in a new video he hopes will bring interest and action back to the Kony campaign, ABC News reported.

In the video, Russell said he cracked under the pressure of intense scrutiny following the release of the Kony 2012 film.

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"My mind betrayed me and I was hospitalized," he said. "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."

Russell, 33, doesn't remember why he was naked but denied rumors that he was masturbating in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Sunday.

He was later diagnosed as having a psychotic breakdown that caused temporary insanity, and has been doing yoga and therapy to recover, according to the New York Daily News.

Russell is making the publicity rounds promoting Invisible Children's new movie about Kony entitled "Move."