Kate del Castillo: ‘I sleep with a gun’ since the ‘El Chapo’ scandal

Mexican actress and producer Kate del Castillo revealed this Wednesday, November 18, 2020 that since the outbreak of the scandal that linked her to drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán slept “with a weapon”.

The artist recounted the “worst episode” of her life “in the last chapter of the Facebook Watch program” Red Table: The Estefans “, in which Gloria, Emily and Lili Estefan speak at the home of the famous singer” from ‘a position of vulnerability’ on complicated episodes in his life or the lives of his guests.

Del Castillo, who is a personal friend of Gloria and her husband, producer and businessman Emilio Estefan, and has a long-standing relationship with Lili Estefan, host of the Latin entertainment news program ‘El Gordo y la Flaca ”, gave previously unknown details on the consequences of his exchange of texts and his visit to Guzmán in 2015, then a fugitive.

The artist has given dozens of interviews on the subject and even the documentary ‘When I Met El Chapo’ for Netflix, but so far she has not detailed the psychological damage she suffers. still since.

“I’m not done,” Del Castillo admitted, his voice cracking and holding back tears. His words did not refer to the fear he felt when he met Guzmán, but to the persecution he suffered, according to his version, for three years by the Mexican government, which opened a lawsuit against him.

Likewise, while the authorities in her country claimed to have subsequently succeeded in arresting the drug trafficker thanks to his links with Del Castillo, the actress came to fear for her life and that of her family, since they even recommended that he leave his home.

“Everyone knows where you live,” they told him.

Del Castillo reported that the legal battle had eaten away at his savings, in addition to the income he received from playing in two seasons of the Netflix series’ Ingobernable ‘, the documentary on El Chapo and the second season of’ La reina del sur ”, which aired last year on the Telemundo network.

Some of his friends were also splashed by the scandal. Journalist Jessica Maldonado, whom she defined as her “best friend,” was audited by the US Treasury, while her phone was tapped for more than a year.

“When I was talking to my parents, who were in Mexico, I heard the recorder turn on and off,” he recalls. The artist spent three years without visiting his country for fear of reprisals from the Sinaloa cartel, ordered by “El Chapo”, or by the Mexican authorities.