Kate challenges Sean’s account of El Chapo

MEXICO CITY: Actress Kate del Castillo ended two months of silence about her and Hollywood actor Sean Penn’s controversial meeting with then-fugitive drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, saying Penn’s account of an encounter with a Mexican military checkpoint never happened.

The Mexican-born actress spoke in an article The New Yorker. In his January Rolling Stone piece, Penn wrote that while travelling to meet Guzman they came across a checkpoint and were allowed to continue when soldiers recognised one of the cartel capo’s sons, who was travelling with the actors.

As per Castillo, “they didn’t go through any military checkpoint, much less one where government soldiers waved them on,” The New Yorker reported.