An actress who’s better known for her off-camera activities than for her work on the screen says the Mexican government violated her human rights, and she’s pushing for an investigation.
TMZ.com reports that Kate del Castillo, who made headlines in 2015 for her efforts in conjunction with Sean Penn to contact drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, planned to go today to the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., to seek a probe into her treatment in Mexico.
“Kate will file a complaint with the O.A.S. Inter-American Human Rights Commission, claiming Mexico’s Attorney General leaked information about what was supposed to be a secret investigation into claims she laundered money … something she denies,” TMZ reports. “She says the A.G. was out for personal political gain, and virtually ruined her life last year with nonstop ‘media persecution.'”
Del Castillo, who has been charged with money laundering, reportedly feels she was denied her presumption of innocence by a power-hungry Mexican official, and says the leaks set off what she calls a “mass-media lynching.”
Del Castillo, a Mexico City native, broke out in the Televisa telenovela “Muchachitas” in 1989 and has remained active both in television and on film, mainly in Spanish-language productions. She currently stars as the first lady of Mexico in the Netflix series “Ingobernable.”