The widow of Pablo Escobar felt raped & # 39; when he forced her into an abortion at the age of 14 while breaking the silence
The widow of Pablo Escobar felt that she had been violated & # 39; after he had let her lie down in a shabby clinic to end her pregnancy at the age of 14, she revealed.
Maria Henao says she was not sure if she was pregnant when her & # 39; prince-charming & # 39; her as a beaten teen took for the procedure.
The revelation comes in her memoirs & # 39; My life and my prison with Pablo Escobar & # 39 ;, in which she opens her doors for the first time.
Henao reveals the secret that I have held for years & # 39 ;, while she says she was on a stretcher while an elderly woman put several plastic tubes in her womb.
Pablo Escobar, & # 39; The King of Cocaine & # 39 ;, who died in 1993, with his wife Maria Victoria Henao, now 57 years old, they married in 1976 when she was 15
Escobar, former boss of the drug cartel of Medellin, with his wife and their son, Sebastian, and daughter Manuela
Henao & # 39; s new book & # 39; My Life and My Prison With Pablo Escobar & # 39; in which she opens her life for the first time
She believed she had a contraceptive, but in several days she got bleeding and severe pain when a pregnancy was aborted.
Over time and a lot of therapy she said that she has the experience as a & # 39; transgression & # 39; went to look at it.
Her revealing memoir is the first time she opens her doors about her life alongside one of the world's most ruthless criminals, portraying herself more as a victim of the boundless violence of the Medellin Cartel member than as an accomplice to his pioneering practices.
She writes that she is paralyzed the first time & # 39; was afraid when Escobar was intimate with her.
& # 39; I was not ready yet, I did not feel sexual anger, I did not have the tools to understand what this intimate and intense contact meant & # 39 ;, she says.
Speaking of the abortion, something she had even loved her children up to now, she says: & # 39; I had to make contact with my history and immerse myself in the depths of my soul, to find the courage of the sad secretly reveal that I have kept for 44 years. & # 39;
Henao says she decided to break her long silence and write the book of 523 pages in the hope that younger generations of Colombians would see how much blood was spilled in Colombia as a result of the cocaine trade.
Escobar at home with his son Juan Pablo – Henao said she created her own world with her children and expensive works of art to escape the reality of life with the psychopath
Escobar with Henao and their son Juan Pablo at the birth of their daughter Manuela
But it is also an asset for an intimate look at the rapid evolution of Escobar from a small grave robber to one of the world's most sought-after fugitives.
Henao says she met Escobar when she was twelve.
She came from an upright, traditional family in the Envigado district near Medellin and disobeyed her parents by falling in love with Escobar, the son of a poor watchman who was riding around in a flashy Vespa motorcycle and was 11 years old.
During a courtship that led to a marriage when Henao was 15, Escobar showered her with gifts like a yellow bicycle and serenades of romantic ballads.
"He made me feel like a fairytale princess and I was convinced that he was my prince-charming," she writes.
But from the beginning there were long, unexplained absences and he often flirted with other women.
When the Cocaine King began to collect a fortune, he became manipulative and paranoid, she says.
Henao claims that she has largely been left in the dark about the details of his criminal activities and says she has escaped the & # 39; inferno & # 39; to coexist with Escobar by creating an alternative world dedicated to their two children and collecting expensive works of art by Dali and Rodin, among others.
Pablo Escobar, with his wife Maria Henao and their son Juan Pablo attending a football match in Bogota, Colombia
After the murder of Justice Minister Rodrigo Lara in 1984 in Medellin, Escobar plunged and waged a bloody war with the state, including killing a presidential candidate and blowing up a commercial jet.
During much of the next decade, until Escobar died during a shoot-out with police from the roof in 1993, the family's contact with the kingpin consisted of short visits to safe houses where Henao and her children arrived blindfolded and escorted by Escobar & # 39; s army of hitmen.
In an interview with the W Radio of Colombia before the publication of the book of November 15, Henao began apologizing to Colombians for what she said was the enormous damage that caused her husband the nation.
While referring to him as "Pablo Escobar" during the interview, she said that she felt a mix of pain, deep shame and disappointment with the man who had been the love of her life.
I have chosen to endure all this pain to protect my children, & # 39; she said.
After Escobar was killed, Henao began an insane search for asylum, fearing that his many enemies would take revenge and kill her children.
After being rejected by several countries, they settled in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and changed their names.
But there was an attempt to lead a relatively normal life was interrupted when they were arrested in 1999 for money laundering.
They were again accused this year of allegedly helping a Colombian drug dealer to hide money through real estate and a cafe known for its tang performances.
Henao denies any wrongdoing and once again said that she and her children are wrongly approached for the sins of their father.
Escobar, played by Wagner Moura, and Henao, played by Paulina Gaitan, in Netflix & # 39; s hit series & # 39; Narcos & # 39; about the life of the drug lord
Henao was arrested in November of this year for allegedly helping a Colombian drug dealer hide money from real estate and a cafe known for its tang performance
In 2009, the son of Escobar, now known as Sebastian Marroquin, played in a documentary in which he sought reconciliation for his father's sins by meeting the orphaned sons of Lara and another prominent victim of the cartel of his father.
The film left Colombians to the ground and encouraged a more unbiased look at the role of Escobar in the drug wars of the 80s and 90s.
But with the distribution of books, the hit series Netflix & Narcos & # 39; and tours of Escobar's former abodes in Medellin, some are concerned that the capo is being glorified by younger Colombians who have not gone through the massacre.
And even a quarter of a century after his death, not everyone is willing to forgive.
Recently the popular columnist Maria Isabel Rueda wrote in the newspaper El Tiempo that Henao's book is not the excuse of a victim, but of a shameless senora who knew very well that she and her family swam in rivers of gold by a flood of deaths. & # 39;