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Sean Penn Says He Has ‘Nothin’ to Hide’ Over El Chapo Interview

sean pennSean Penn provided some brief remarks to the Associated Press over his big interview with the recaptured drug kingpin El Chapo.

The A-list actor managed to ask questions of El Chapo for Rolling Stone, and the immediate reaction ranged from praise of Penn to condemnation of Rolling Stone for giving El Chapo approval power over the entire piece.

The Associated Press emailed Penn to inquire about the interview and the fallout, including reports of surveillance photos showing Penn was monitored.

Penn bluntly said, “I’ve got nothin’ to hide.”

According to the AP, Penn did not answer inquiries over “whether it was appropriate for him to submit his story to Guzman for approval in advance of publication, or whether he took adequate information and operational security measures to protect his source.”

Mexican authorities want to speak with Penn and Kate del Castillo––the Mexican actress who set up the meeting––about the entire thing.

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