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Man Held Near Barrymore's Home After NYC Encounter

Man Held Near Barrymore's Home After NYC Encounter

A man was briefly taken into custody near Drew Barrymore's home in Southampton, just two days after he disrupted an event she was speaking at in New York City.

According to information from Southampton Town PIO Lt. Todd Spencer, a man named Chad Michael Busto was found near Drew Barrymore's residence on August 23, although not directly on her property. The police approached him and detained him, but he was not arrested. An investigation is currently ongoing.

This incident happened shortly after another event in New York City where the same individual interrupted a conversation between Drew Barrymore and Reneé Rapp at The 92nd Street Y. In a video shared on social media, the man, identified as Chad Michael Busto, can be heard shouting Drew Barrymore's name and then approaching the stage, causing Drew to react in surprise. She responded with a friendly greeting, but the situation escalated when the man claimed that Drew knew him and insisted on seeing her while he was in New York.

Security quickly intervened as the man continued speaking, and Drew was escorted off the stage to ensure her safety. However, she returned to the event after a short while and received a warm applause from the audience.

Despite the disruption, both Drew Barrymore and Reneé Rapp managed to carry on with their conversation. The incident left the audience unsettled, as they were unsure of the man's intentions.

Drew Barrymore remained composed during the interruption and handled the situation with grace. The incident has raised concerns about the safety and security of public figures during public events, highlighting the importance of having adequate security measures in place to ensure the well-being of both the speakers and the audience.

Who is Chad Michael Busto?

Chad Michael Busto has a history of disturbances and run-ins with the law. He has been arrested in the past for various offenses, including resisting officers, disorderly conduct, trespassing, indecent exposure, theft, and harassment. His criminal activities date back to 1999 and have continued until as recently as January 2022. He has been banned from online forums due to accusations of stalking, sexual harassment, and threats. It's uncertain whether Chad has any personal connection to Drew Barrymore or if his actions are part of a pattern of disturbing behavior.

Who is Drew Barrymore?

Drew Barrymore is a renowned American actress, talk show host, producer, and entrepreneur, known for her early breakout role in "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and her diverse acting portfolio encompassing films like "The Wedding Singer," "Charlie's Angels," and "50 First Dates." With a family background in entertainment, she has expanded her career to include producing and hosting "The Drew Barrymore Show," where she engages with guests on a wide range of topics. Apart from her entertainment career, Barrymore is admired for her philanthropic work, approachable demeanor, and lasting impact on pop culture.


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