Mexican TV star Kate del Castillo slammed actor Sean Penn for utilizing her as “bait” to get to drug cartel kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and said he exaggerated his “stuffed with s–t” Rolling Stone interview.
Del Castillo appeared on an episode of “Crimson Desk Discuss: The Estefans” on Fb Watch and recounted the 2015 assembly within the Mexican mountains between herself, the Oscar-winner and Guzman .
She advised singer Gloria Estefan, her daughter Emily Estefan and her niece and TV host Lily Estefan that she didn’t know Penn’s intentions to interview El Chapo for the journal and she or he felt betrayed by him.
“He used me as bait after which he by no means protected me — and risked my life, my mother and father’ life, my sister’s life and everyone surrounding me,” del Castillo said.
After translating questions and solutions between the lads, del Castillo, who performs a robust drug cartel boss within the sequence “La Reina del Sur,” recalled going to sleep after which evacuating Guzman’s compound, which the navy invaded hours later.
Lili Estefan said Penn’s article talked about a “checkpoint” after they have been leaving. Penn claimed within the article that the group handed via a navy checkpoint after troopers acknowledged one in all Guzman’s sons.
“He’s an a—–e. It wasn’t true. He simply put it there to glitter a little bit little bit of his silly story,” del Castillo said. “There was by no means a checkpoint. I hated him for that. However that’s why his article was stuffed with s–t.”
Penn’s article made worldwide headlines, whereas del Castillo was underneath investigation by the Mexican authorities for her assembly with Guzman.
El Chapo famously escaped from two high-security prisons however was finally captured in January 2016 and extradited to the US in 2017. Final summer season, he was sentenced to life in jail for his crimes and is at present serving time in ADX Florence in Colorado.