Drew Barrymore Exits Stage During Scary Moment at NYC Event After Man Tells Her "I Need to See You"

During Drew Barrymore's conversation with Reneé Rapp at The 92nd Street Y in NYC, a man rushed the stage, telling the Charlie's Angels actress, "You know who I am."

By Jess Cohen Aug 22, 2023 1:33 PMTags
Watch: Drew Barrymore Escorted Off Stage After Scary Incident

Drew Barrymore's night in New York City took a frightening turn.

As seen in footage posted to social media, the talk show host was conducting a conversation with Reneé Rapp during an event at The 92nd Street Y on Aug. 21 when a man rushed the stage.

The incident started when an audience member called out Drew's name in the middle of her chat with the Sex Lives of College Girls star, causing the Charlie's Angels actress to pause her sentence and reply, "Oh my god, yes, hi!" 

Then, as Drew attempted to continue her chat with Reneé, the situation escalated as an attendee approached the stage and appeared to tell Drew his full name. 

"You know who I am," he said, as Reneé stood up to escort Drew safely away and security stepped in to block the man from getting any closer. "I need to see you at some point while you're in New York."

E! News has reached out to reps for Drew, the 92Y and the New York Police Department for comment and has not heard back.

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Drew—who has not yet publicly addressed the incident—was at the 92Y event to discuss Reneé's debut LP Snow Angel, which was just released on Aug. 18.

And although the duo swiftly exited the stage, audience members confirmed they returned to finish their chat.

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"Both handled it like bosses," journalist McKenzie Morrell wrote on X, formally known as Twitter, on Aug. 22, "and recovered quickly to continue an awesome conversation."

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