Kate del Castillo Says Sean Penn Lied and Used Her for ‘Bullsh*t’ El Chapo Story

by Jeremy Spirogis
Kate del Castillo

Red Table Talk with the Estefans welcomed Kate del Castillo as a visitor on its Nov. 18 episode, and the actor spoke about her infamous encounter with Sean Penn and Joaquín Guzmán Loera—El Chapo, the Sinaloa cartel boss.

From the skin trying in, it could have appeared like she orchestrated the assembly with a scandalous agenda. However, del Castillo made it clear that the scenario was not how Penn made it appear, and the aftereffects had been detrimental to her private {and professional} life.

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Kate Del Castillo at Saban Community Clinic’s 50th Anniversary Dinner Gala | Greg Doherty/Getty Images

Kate del Castillo earned infamy over El Chapo, Sean Penn

At the peak of her recognition for La Reina del Sur (Queen of the South), Kate del Castillo sparked an argument when she in contrast corrupt Mexican authorities officers to El Chapo, stating no less than you already know what you get with the latter.

In 2012, she tweeted a plea to him to cease smuggling medication and commerce it in for love and neighborhood. While she caught some flak from the general public, it caught his consideration.

El Chapo’s authorized group started speaking with del Castillo and he or she realized he wished her to make a film about his life. He trusted her. That was 2014 and a couple of 12 months later, she began speaking with him by way of textual content.

By 2015, Penn grew to become all for El Chapo’s fugitive story. A friend of his who knew del Castillo linked the 2 actors. Del Castillo—who was on the verge of assembly El Chapo in individual in regards to the film—organized for Penn and two producers to return alongside, considering he was going to assist along with her challenge.

They met at El Chapo’s hiding place in October 2015 within the mountains whereas he was on the run.

Penn printed an article within the Rolling Stone in January 2016, which drew the ire of the media, the DEA, and different authorities companies in Mexico and the U.S.

But the image he painted of del Castillo—who had simply change into an American citizen—had individuals taking a look at her as El Chapo’s paramour, a cash launderer, and an outlaw.

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Del Castillo asserts Penn lied, betrayed her

During her chat with the Estefan household on Red Table Talk, del Castillo said that Penn lied and exaggerated in his piece. She mentioned that he used her for a gathering and for the “bullsh*t” story.

According to her, a number of occasions by no means occurred, together with the army checkpoint Penn mentions. “He’s an a*shole! There was never a checkpoint,” she shared.

Del Castillo additionally says Penn introduced up the article concept whereas sitting on the desk with El Chapo, and it caught her off guard. The whole assembly was purported to be a secret affair and he by no means advised her in regards to the article. “I was like wait, this was not in the script.” But she couldn’t let the cartel head know that.

“I could not do a face because he’s [El Chapo] going to notice that something’s wrong and this guy’s gonna be dead in a blink of my eye,” she mentioned. They left the assembly unscathed, and del Castillo admitted that after returning to the States, she and Penn engaged in a quick sexual tryst.  

But after Penn’s story hit cabinets, del Castillo was skewered within the media, she was below investigation by the Mexican authorities for prison exercise, and her household went into hiding. She mentioned his story was “full of sh*t” and after it got here out, she stopped talking to him.

“He used me as bait and then he never protected me. And risked my life, and my parents’ lives, and my sister’s life, and everyone surrounding me.”

It was later revealed Penn and his cohorts struck a secret take care of Rolling Stone earlier than the assembly and had been protected below journalism privileges.

Del Castillo tells her model on Netflix

Currently, del Castillo has a documentary on Netflix referred to as The Day I Met El Chapo that tells her aspect of the story. Her newest position was in Bad Boys for Life with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. El Chapo is serving out a life sentence in a Colorado supermax facility.

Watch the complete episode of Red Table Talk with del Castillo and the Estefans on Facebook Watch.

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