Drew Barrymore’s alleged stalker will appear in Southampton Court today after he was arrested for ‘door to door knocking’ in his New York neighborhood in an attempt to find his home.
Just two days after canceling his appearance at a special event on Monday night in New York, Chad Michael Busto was arrested outside his $6 million Long Island farmhouse.
Law enforcement confirmed TMZ that he “climbed some steps outside” the mother-of-two’s estate on Wednesday.
Luckily, Barrymore wasn’t home at the time.
A source close to Drew told DailyMail.com that the ET actress was in good spirits and didn’t want to change her way of life after the scary incident.
Scary: Drew Barrymore’s alleged stalker was reportedly arrested after ‘going door to door’ in his Southampton neighborhood in an attempt to find his home; seen in March 2023
“Drew feels good, safe, and even for the moment it happened so quickly that she was fine and didn’t stress about it. She moved on from the incident because she knows that people were there to protect her,” the source said.
“The only thing she didn’t want was for the incident to be the thing we remembered from the night, so she forgot about it as soon as it was over, and she continued to talk to Renee and brought his attention back to the conversation, which was what was important to Drew.
“She’s not going to change the way she leads her life and protects herself, all of those things are and have been fixed for her throughout her life, and she doesn’t want anyone to worry about her well-being. ”
According to Santa Monica Daily PressBusto has “a long criminal history, including an arrest in Santa Monica.”
The incident comes after Busto attempted to take the stage during a panel with actor and singer Reneé Rapp earlier this week.
Approaching the stage, Busto shouted, “Drew Barrymore!
In a TikTok Video Capturing the moment, the star replied, “Oh my god, yes? Hi!’ when he introduced himself as “Chad Michael Busto”.
‘You know who I am. I need to see you sometime while you’re in New York, he said.
Rapp quickly got between Barrymore and the man and walked with her offstage, while Barrymore wrapped an arm around her.
Two security guards approached the man and escorted him off the stage.
Barrymore and Rapp then returned to the stage where they joked about the chilling encounter.
Rapp said: “By the way, just to be clear, the second they were like, ‘Okay, it’s fine.’ They’re like, ‘Do you need anything, do you need us to stay? (Barrymore) was like oh no, I got it, I’m fine!’
Barrymore said, “Well, I have a new definition of your sexy side, it’s that level of protection. It’s become a complete bodyguard! You’re my Kevin Costner!”
Two days earlier: The incident comes after Busto tried to take the stage during a panel with actor and singer Reneé Rapp at the 92nd Street Y earlier this week.
Protector: Rapp quickly got between Barrymore and the man and walked her offstage, while Barrymore put an arm around her
Safe: Two security guards approached the man and escorted him away from the scene.
Comeback: Barrymore and Rapp then returned to the stage where they joked about the scary encounter
The star is mum to two daughters Olive, 10, and Frankie, nine.
She shares children with her ex-husband, Will Kopelman, to whom she was married from 2012 to 2016.
The actress recently revealed that she keeps the family computer screens locked away in a safe to limit the time her daughters spend there.
Talk with Better homes and gardensDrew says she pulls out an iPad sometimes – but only for “special occasions”.
“We watch a ton of movies and shows, so I don’t judge anyone on the screens. But when it comes to my kids, I’m not a big fan of personal electronics, like iPads,” said explained the talk show host.
“During the pandemic when schools were virtual we were all forced to be on our separate devices and I didn’t like that.
“Now I keep the iPads in a locked safe and they only come out on special occasions. I’d rather the three of us piled into my bed and watched together.