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Actress Kate del Castillo denies ever taking money from El Chapo

July 20, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Actress Kate del Castillo denies ever taking money from El Chapo

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Just over six months after actress Kate del Castillo arranged for Sean Penn to visit Mexico to meet with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the actress is now suppressing rumors about any relationship she had with the notorious drug lord.

In an interview that aired Sunday night with Univision’s Jorge Ramos, the actress announced to the press that she did not commit any crimes and that Guzman never paid her any money.

Del Castillo allegedly orchestrated the top secret meeting between El Chapo and Penn back in October, after which Penn published a rather controversial article about his experience in Rolling Stone magazine.

Penn has acknowledged that he has had mixed feelings on how people reacted to the publication.

Soon after, Guzman was finally caught in January after months on the run. He is in prison in Ciudad Jaurez, which borders El Paso, and is currently awaiting extradition to the United States.

Del Castillo once again asserted that she was never romantically involved with the drug lord and that her only motive behind the meeting was to obtain permission to make a movie about El Chapo’s life, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The naturalized U.S. citizen, who now lives in Los Angeles, told the Spanish-speaking broadcaster that she believes Mexican authorities are monitoring all her phone calls and text messages she has made to her family, friends and lawyers in Mexico.

“You hear it when you go in. In everything, I know that I’m completely wiretapped,” Del Castillo said. 

The actress added, “I think (the tapping) is by the Mexican government, I’m almost positive, but I don’t know it for a fact. But I know it with all my heart … because I hear noises that I didn’t hear before.”

Various news outlets have reported that the actress’ career suffered after news of the now-famous meeting went viral. However, Blog Del Narco recently indicated that she is currently working on a Netflix series called “Ungovernable.”

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