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Kate Del Castillo Willing to Talk to Officials About El Chapo Encounters

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Mexican actress Kate del Castillo poses during the second edition of the Ibero-American cinema Platino awards in Marbella on July 18, 2015. (Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 05 Feb 2016 12:27 PM

Kate Del Castillo's U.S. attorney said this week that the Mexican actress is willing to speak to authorities in her native country about her meetings with drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, even though she recently filed an injunction to keep officials from detaining her.

On Thursday, lawyer Harland Braun said Del Castillo has no problem speaking to officials about the October meeting she helped facilitate between Guzman and Academy Award winner Sean Penn in Mexico. She reportedly felt "betrayed" and "used" by the actor after he detailed the meeting in an article for Rolling Stone last month, The Associated Press reported.

"She didn't know Penn was going to write for Rolling Stone. Would you meet with 'El Chapo' and approve to have the interview for publication?" Braun said, according to the AP. "After the interview she had no choice about it. Once Penn and Guzman agreed on the article, what was she going to do? She signed off after they had done so."

Arely Gomez, Mexico's attorney general, confirmed to the wire agency that officials there had issued a "kind of summons" for Del Castillo to testify.

Prosecutors in Mexico also reportedly issued an order to bring Del Castillo, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives in Los Angeles, in for questioning regarding an investigation into rumored money laundering involving El Chapo and the actress' tequila business, according to the AP.

But her attorney filed a petition for an injunction request against any arrest last week, though a judge reportedly asked her lawyer to be more specific in the request, CBS News reported. 

Mexican citizens are allowed ask for an injunction against government action if they can prove it would violate their constitutional rights, NBC News noted.

Del Castillo and Penn were both showered with criticism after news broke about the Rolling Stone article, and the actress' role in the meeting was made public.

Guzman was recaptured by the Mexican military in January after escaping from one of the country's most secure prisons last summer. The interview was done while he was still on the run.

Penn told CBS' "60 Minutes" after the Rolling Stone story was published that his goal was to start a conversation about U.S. drug policy, but that "my article has failed."

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Kate Del Castillo's U.S. attorney said this week that the Mexican actress is willing to speak to authorities in her native country about her meetings with drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, even though she recently filed an injunction to keep officials from detaining her.
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