The incident occurred during a special event in New York where Drew Barrymore was taking part in a conversation and performance. The event was held at the 92nd Street Y as part of the Recanati-Kaplan Talks series, supporting singer-songwriter and actress Reneé Rapp’s new album "Snow Angel."
A disruption took place a few minutes into the conversation between Drew Barrymore and Reneé Rapp. A man from the audience interrupted the discussion by loudly shouting Barrymore's name and then proceeding to walk towards the stage.
The individual, who identified himself as Chad Michael Busto, quickly approached the stage after shouting Barrymore's name. His behavior prompted security and event staff to intervene.
Drew Barrymore responded to the disruption by acknowledging the man and expressing her surprise with a friendly "hi." However, before the situation could escalate, Reneé Rapp stood up and put her arm around Barrymore, escorting her off the stage.
Following Rapp's intervention, a member of the venue's security team removed the disruptor from the front row of the auditorium. This swift action helped to de-escalate the situation and ensure the safety of those present.
After a short interruption, both Drew Barrymore and Reneé Rapp returned to the stage. Rapp reassured the audience that Barrymore was okay, and the conversation continued.
Barrymore praised Rapp for her quick and protective response to the disruption. She expressed her appreciation for Rapp's actions and shared a lighthearted moment with her during the conversation.
The event carried on without any further disruptions. Drew Barrymore interviewed Reneé Rapp about her new album, and the event concluded with Rapp performing three songs, including two from her new LP "Snow Angel."