The much talked about tale of the I Am Sam star’s awkward rendezvous with notorious drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán in 2015 has, in fact, reached a very dramatic twist.
The sultry Mexican actress who facilitated the controversial meeting between the drug lord and Penn revealed recently that she shared sexual relations with the Oscar winner.
“I never fell for him. We had sex,” former soap star Kate del Castillo told Good Morning America about her relationship with Penn.
“We’re both adults, single and something was going on, but that was it. It was business,” shared the soap star, reported pagesix.com.
Kate Del Castillo, who was initially rumoured to have had a fling with El Chapo, revealed she instead bedded the Mystic River actor during his misguided attempt to interview the infamous and highly dangerous Sinaloa cartel leader.
“It was so stupid,” del Castillo said about her rumoured affair with the infamous drug lord.
“They were all thinking I had something to do with El Chapo and nobody asked me [about Penn] — and I’m not bragging about that,” she confessed.
The actress went public with the dalliance after Penn attempted to stop Netflix from streaming her three-part documentary about the meeting.
Del Castillo’s doc, The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story, revolves around the secretive setup between Penn and El Chapo — which led to a story by Penn in Rolling Stone magazine.
When asked why she waiting so long to reveal the fling, the seductive actress said, “nobody asked me.”
The film depicts the pair wining and dining as the Fast Times at Ridgemont High actor seduces her.
“He said, ‘That moment when you touched my chest, I knew something would happen between us,’” del Castillo recalls Penn telling her in the documentary, according to the Daily Mail.
The actress added that when they got back from the meeting, “We were very moved so [it] made sense that something would happen.”
Penn has been fighting the release of the documentary.
The actor is in a rage about allegations that he tipped off US authorities about Chapo’s whereabouts — and believes that the release of the documentary may put him in harm’s way.
Penn’s lawyers have told Netflix execs that “blood will be on their hands” if they air the series. El Chapo was captured during a shootout three months after his meeting with Penn in the jungle.
“This is nothing but a cheap, National Enquirer-esque tale spun be a delusional person whose hunger for fame is both tawdry and transparent,” a spokesperson for Penn said about the film that premiered Friday.
“It is reprehensible that, in their ongoing, relentless efforts to gain additional attention and publicity, Ms del Castillo and her team who have zero firsthand knowledge have sought to create this profoundly false, foolish and reckless narrative.”
Penn’s account of that meeting was published in Rolling Stone one day after the drug lord’s arrest.
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