Camilo José Cela and Marina Castaño: the 5 most committed moments that you still didn’t remember
Tuesday of this week Marina Brown he messed it up brown. January 17 marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Camilo Jose Cela and the journalist and widow of the Nobel was dispatched with a bunch of enemies in an open letter that seemed more like a settling of scores than a tribute to the writer.
In all those years, and also before, Marina and Cela starred in many moments worth remembering. But not because of the boundless genius of the writer. These are the five most embarrassing.
A union with a lot of media noise
The union of the couple was in itself a scandal. ran 1991 and the writer, who had divorced his lifelong wife, Rosario Count, joined Marina, 41 years younger than him (she was 34 years old; he, 75) and with whom he had been in a relationship for several years.
That was the starting point of many polemics.
The punch to Mariñas
The most famous and mediatic, that punch that the writer gave the journalist from the gossip press Jesus Marinas, in the middle of a party in Marbella. Apparently, the reason was that Mariñas had said that Marina Castaño’s mother and Cela’s mother-in-law he had tried to sell the exclusive of the wedding.
Litigation with the legitimate heir
But not only that. Cela’s only son, Camilo Jose Cela Conde, he litigated to recover the inheritance to which he was entitled as legitimate heir. Finally, justice gave him the reason and both Marina and the Cela Foundation had to return two thirds of the inheritance, estimated at €5.2 million, in addition to copyright ownership.
accusation of plagiarism
The cross of Saint Andrew, novel with which Cela won the planet award, turned out to be a plagiarism of another text, Carmen, Carmela, Carmina, of the writer Carmen Formosa, which apparently was another of the plans concocted by Castaño together with the publisher so that Cela would obtain the award. The lawsuit ended up being dismissed. after the Nobel’s death, but today everyone knows that that novel should never have been published.
The Cela Foundation began to have debts and, around 2007, Castaño fired Thomas Cavanna, your principal. But it seemed that Cavanna had intended to leave voluntarily, so that dismissal seemed like a ruse agreed so that his compensation would be much higher. Marina came to sit on the bench for embezzlement.