She says he sprung it on her minutes after they sat down with the Mexican fugitive. Sources connected with Sean say that's absolutely not true ... she knew about the Rolling Stone interview from the get-go.Sources close to Kate say the way the interview took place was because El Chapo's lawyers contacted Kate while the fugitive was on the run and said the drug wanted to meet her, for the purpose of doing a "Mexican-Godfather" type movie on his life. Kate attached 2 filmmakers to make the movie, a filmmaker named Espinoza and another named El Alto Garcia. The three were going to meet El Chapo, or so she thought, to make the movie. According to TMZ's sources, Kate says one of the men told Kate he had spoken with Sean Penn about the meeting and Penn wanted to come along. In fact, Penn told everyone that he would help make the movie bigger because he's a famous actor, so she didn't object. Kate said that Sean approached Rolling Stone Editor Jann Wenner and told him about the El Chapo interview, getting the green light to write teh story for the magazine.
Our sources say Rolling Stone gave the 3 men a letter making the assignment official, which allowed them access to Mexico with a certain amount of legal immunity as journalists. Wenner and Penn never included Kate, which meant she never got such immunity.
Our Kate sources say when the group met with El Chapo, Penn blurted out almost immediately ... he was doing an article for Rolling Stone and asked El Chapo's permission for an interview. Kate says she was blindsided ... she had no clue Sean and the 2 men had ulterior motives.According to Sean Penn, Kate is lying and she knew about the interview. However, Kate feels like she was put in a very dangerous situation at the point of the meeting and spending 6 hours talking with El Chapo.