May 18, 2022 12:48 pm

Camilo José Cela and Marina Castaño: the 5 most committed moments that you still didn’t remember

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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.

Marina joined Cela at the age of 34. They met when she was 26. – Lagencia-Crush

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.

In the letter, Marina also mentioned the great friendship between Cela and Juan Carlos, King Emeritus.
In the letter, Marina also mentioned the great friendship between Cela and Juan Carlos, King Emeritus. – Lagencia-Crush

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.

Embezzlement

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.

Castaño was acquitted for embezzlement in the trial, in 2019.
Castaño was acquitted for embezzlement in the trial, in 2019. – Lagencia-Crush

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