Actress Kate del Castillo arrives at PETA's 35th Anniversary Party at Hollywood Palladium on September 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo : Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Previously, authorities wanted to investigate Kate del Castillo for arranging the secret meeting between Sean Penn and Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. A new series of text messages hinted that the drug kingpin may have primarily wanted to meet the Latin actress.
DailyMail wrote that in September 2015, del Castillo and Guzman exchanged hundreds of flirty messages. Their relationship began in 2012 when the actress wrote to the drug lord. However, the two never met personally until the October 2015 interview with Penn.
The recently published text messages in GrupoMilenio, a Mexican newspaper, allegedly presents how the Sinaloa cartel leader wanted to meet with del Castillo, and seemed to have never even heard of the Hollywood actor Penn.
NBC News cited that the texts suggested that El Chapo started courting del Castillo in September 2015 and wanted to personally meet the actress. Guzman texted del Castillo that he was in Sinaloa and eager to meet her. He also stated that he does not drink, but would if she brought wine and tequila. Del Castillo’s messages were sent to Guzman’s attorney.
Text messages between El Chapo and his lawyer also showed how the latter explained to the drug lord that the actress wanted to bring Penn with her. Guzman, however, was not certain who the actor is. Guzman’s lawyer told him that Penn appeared in the film “21 Grams,” by Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu. Guzman told his attorney that he was searching for Penn on the internet, based on the same NBC report.
Mexican officials are still in the process of investigating the meeting between Penn and del Castillo and Guzman. Their government is checking on possible illegal activities but clarified that the two actors were not their specific targets.
In another report by NBC News, del Castillo tweeted that people should not believe everything that are being said about her. She thanked fans for their support and said that there are people who came up with false stories. She added that she looks forward to sharing her version. She also tweeted that the fake stories were meant to distract people from the real issues.
Guzman has escaped from a high-security prison facility in Mexico two times before. He has been on the run for six months after his second escape until he was recaptured earlier in January 2016. Extradition proceedings are set to commence to possibly send Guzman to the United States to face other charges against him, NBC wrote.