Drew Barrymore’s Alleged Stalker Arrested After Stalking Emma Watson in New York – National

The man accused last month of stalking Drew Barrymore was arrested after breaking into a dressing room during New York Fashion Week and demanding to see Emma Watson.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Kings County Court, Chad Michael Busto, of Washington, D.C., walked backstage at a high-profile fashion show at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on September 8.

The filing says Busto’s entry was unauthorized and the entire event took place on a gated property to keep out “trespassers.”

Once backstage, police say Busto entered a private dressing room and repeatedly asked to see Watson.

Busto allegedly shouted at fashion show employees in the dressing room, repeating, “I want to marry Emma Watson.” Let me talk to Emma Watson. Let me take a photo with Emma Watson.

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Authorities said Busto broke into the event “with the intent of causing inconvenience, annoyance or alarm to the public.”

He was arrested and charged with two counts of trespassing and two counts of disorderly conduct. He pleaded not guilty.

NBC News reported that Busto was released under supervision the day after his arrest.

It is not yet clear how Busto gained access to the fashion event. It is also unclear whether Watson was present. She has not commented publicly on the situation.

Before his attempt to find the Harry Potter Actor Busto failed to show up for his appointment to be fitted with an ankle monitor, Fox News reported. He was ordered to wear one after he was arrested in August for trying to track down Barrymore’s Long Island home.

Police said Busto was seen going door to door as he “rode his bicycle through private driveways and told residents in the area that he was looking for Drew Barrymore’s residence.”

He was charged with fourth-degree stalking, a class B misdemeanor.

Just three days before his arrest, Busto also hosted an event at the 92nd Street Y in New York, where Barrymore spoke.

As Barrymore led a discussion with actor and singer Reneé Rapp about his new album, Busto rushed on stage and asked to speak to Barrymore.

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“My name is Chad Michael Busto, you know who I am,” he said. “I need to see you at some point while I’m here in New York.”

Rapp quickly stood up as Busto approached the stage. She stood in front of Barrymore before taking the First 50 dates the actor by the arm and guiding her off stage.

This week, Barrymore faced intense criticism over her decision to resume production on her daytime talk show. The Drew Barrymore Show, despite the ongoing writers’ strike. While the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) is on strike, The Drew Barrymore Show cannot employ WGA editors.

— With files from Kathryn Mannie of Global News

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