The US state representative for Colorado and Republican Congresswoman, Lauren Boebert, was escorted out of a musical play on Sunday in Denver. As per complaints filed by the venue officials, Boebert was recording, singing, vaping, and causing a disturbance during the performance of the 'Beetlejuice' musical.
According to reports, members of the Denver Arts and Venues filed an incident report, stating that two audience members were warned about their disturbing behavior during the show's interval, as other patrons complained about their unruly conduct. The two audience members were then asked to leave the venue, the Buell Theatre, where the musical was taking place.
Additionally, the report stated that after the interval warnings, within five minutes into the second act of the show, venue officials received another complaint from theatregoers that the two patrons were again being loud and recording as well. As per the venue law, making recordings of shows is not permitted.
The report also contains a statement from one of the venue officials who stated that the two patrons said that they wouldn't leave the venue even after they were asked to. The official continued that despite conveying the fact that the patrons would be trespassing if they didn't exit the venue, they insisted on staying.
The official then told the patrons that the venue would be contacting Denver Police, to which they affirmed and said to go and get the police.
Boebert and the other patron were not named in the incident report. However, her campaign office did confirm that she was escorted out of the venue on Sunday night. Boebert's office denied the alleged complaints about her behavior that were filed by the venue officials.
As per reports, Boebert's campaign manager, Drew Sexton, said in a statement that the congresswoman denied the allegation of vaping at the venue. However, Sexton said that Boebert did take pictures with her cellphone because she didn't know that it was not allowed.
Sexton addressed the alleged complaints against Boebert in the statement and termed them as 'stunning and salacious rumours,' as per reports. He went on to add that Boebert is a supporter of the performance arts and she enjoyed the musical 'Beetlejuice' during the weekend.
He also stated that Boebert encourages everyone to see the musical as it has a 'fantastic cast, tremendous visuals, and plenty of loud laughs,' but with a reminder to keep their mobile phones outside the venue before seeing the show.
As per reports, Denver Arts and Venues released security footage on Tuesday that showed Boebert along with her companion, who was the other patron, while they were being escorted out of the venue.
The video showed both patrons resisting while leaving the Buell Theatre and saying something along the lines of, 'Do you know who I am?,' 'I am on the board,' and 'I will be contacting the mayor.'
The Denver Police remained in the lobby of the venue until Boebert and her companion left the premises.
Boebert is a two-time elected Congresswoman and will be running for the third time in 2024 to represent the 3rd Congressional District, which includes the majority areas of West and South Colorado.