Actress Drew Barrymore Rushed To Safety After Alleged Stalker Tried To Confront Her During NYC Event
Actress Drew Barrymore was recently escorted off the stage during a live event following an interruption from an audience member.
On Monday night (Aug. 21) talk show host Drew Barrymore appeared at the 92nd Street Y in New York for an interview with singer/songwriter Reneé Rapp ahead of the release of her new LP “Snow Angel.” What was meant to be a fun, light-hearted event quickly went south when an overzealous man tried to get close to the “Charlie’s Angels” star. In a video posted to TikTok of the incident, the individual in the crowd can be heard shouting Drew Barrymore’s name while she was speaking to Reneé Rapp about her career.
Seemingly shocked by the interruption, Barrymore stopped mid-sentence and shouted,
“Oh my god, yes, hi!”
To which the man responded,
“You know who I am. I need to see you at some point while I’m in New York.”
The man, who appeared to identify himself as Chad Michael Busto, proceeded to walk down the aisle toward the front row of the stage near the 48-year-old entertainer. The venue’s security guards then stepped in by surrounding the alleged stalker to escort him out of the building. While both Barrymore and Reneé Rapp appeared to be concerned during the disruption, Rapp swiftly stood up and wrapped her arm around the actress, walking her off the stage.
A Drew Barrymore stalker was escorted out of her 92NY event with Reneé Rapp after rushing the stage. pic.twitter.com/8FKqaWzgU8
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The pair reportedly returned after a brief intermission and continued their conversation. Barrymore also confirmed that she was “good” following the situation. In addition, she even showed her appreciation for Rapp for going into protective mode for her during the incident.
“I have a new definition of your sexiness. It’s that level of protectiveness. OK, so what were we talking about?”
She then embraced Rapp and added, “You’re my Kevin Costner!”
The statement was seemingly in reference to when Kevin Costner played a bodyguard hired to protect Whitney Houston’s character from a stalker in the 1992 film, “The Bodyguard.”
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