Penn on El Chapo Controversy: 'Nothin' to Hide'

Actor has a response, albeit brief
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2016 2:20 PM CST
American actor Sean Penn founder of J/P Haitian Relief Organization speaks during the"Action Day"at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget north of Paris, Dec. 5, 2015.    (AP PhotoMichel Euler)

(Newser) – Sean Penn's El Chapo interview may have gotten the Mexican drug lord captured, but it's also got Penn (and Rolling Stone, where it was published) catching a lot of flak. The AP asked the actor about it in an email exchange, specifically posing questions "on 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." Well, Penn didn't have anything to say about those questions, but he did respond with the following sentence: "I've got nothin' to hide." (Read more Sean Penn stories.)

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