She speaks! The Mexican actress who helped set up the now-infamous secret meeting between Sean Penn and drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is finally breaking her silence.
Still, though, Kate del Castillo isn't exactly giving a lot of insight about the clandestine meeting with the famous prison escapee and the man wanted by two governments.
"Thank you for your support over the past days," she tweeted on Jan. 13 in English and Spanish. "Not surprisingly, many have chosen to make up items they think will make good stories and that aren't truthful. I look forward to sharing my story with you. Kate del Castillo."
In his article for Rolling Stone, Sean says that Kate essentially acted as a liaison between he and El Chapo and that she introduced the two in October.
While Kate's tweet indicates that she's open to a dialog about the meeting, Sean recently told the Associated Press that he has "nothing to hide." Both are under investigation by the Mexican government.
Just before Sean's article was published, authorities located El Chapo and arrested him. Authorities even said that Sean's interview helped lead them to the convict after six months on the run, having escaped a maximum security prison last July.
While in prison, El Chapo had reportedly been approached by various producers to portray his life story. His lusting for the limelight could have led to his recapture.
It seems that the kingpin also had a bit of a crush on Kate, who translated for Sean during their 7-hour top secret meeting.
Following El Chapo's arrest, a Mexican newspaper released alleged texts shared between the Kate and El Chapo in which he tells her, "Your presence is going to be something beautiful … I really want to meet you and become very good friends with you. You're the best of this world."
While Kate and El Chapo had been in communication for several years, they had not met in person until the Rolling Stone interview.
Following the interview, Sean and Kate reportedly had a "raucous" flight back to the United States, not knowing that their meeting set the wheels in motion for El Chapo's recapture.
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