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Former Netflix executive living in France has US warrant issued for his arrest


Former Netflix executive living in France has US arrest warrant issued after his wife accused him of raping her on Martha’s Vineyard during bitter divorce battle – where he got custody of the kids

  • Diego Bunuel, 46, has an active arrest warrant in Massachusetts over the claims
  • He is the former head of documentaries for Netflix and now lives in France
  • His wife Maggie Kim accuses him of raping her during their ugly divorce battle
  • One of the alleged assaults occurred on Martha’s Vineyard, Kim claims in suit 


Diego Bunuel, 46, lives in France and has an active US warrant in Massachusetts

A former Netflix executive has been accused of rape by his wife and has an active warrant out for his arrest.

Diego Bunuel, 46, lives in France and has an active US warrant in Massachusetts for allegedly raping his wife Maggie Kim three times in 2017, including once in Martha’s Vineyard, according to the New York Post.

Bunuel is the former head of European documentaries for Netflix and now is the programming chief at French state broadcaster France Télévisions. He was born in France and is the grandson of filmmaker Luis Bunuel. 

Kim, 48, alleges in court documents that Bunuel raped her 10 days after he surreptitiously filed for divorce in France in 2017.

The couple married in 2007 in Costa Rica and are still not legally divorced. 

Bunuel's wife Maggie Kim is seen with him at a 2016 film premiere. She accuses him of raping her three times in 2017 after he filed for divorce in France

Bunuel’s wife Maggie Kim is seen with him at a 2016 film premiere. She accuses him of raping her three times in 2017 after he filed for divorce in France

The couple married in 2007 in Costa Rica and are still not legally divorced. They have two children, and Bunuel has custody of the kids in France

The couple married in 2007 in Costa Rica and are still not legally divorced. They have two children, and Bunuel has custody of the kids in France

Bunuel has custody of their two children in France, and Kim is seeking to compel their return to the US.

The details of the alleged sexual assaults were not immediately clear, but Kim claimed in civil court documents that she suffered ‘abrasions and contusions to her neck and body’.

‘In addition, the plaintiff suffered mental and emotional anguish, nervousness, increased heart rhythm, shortness of breath and increased blood pressure, some or all of which are likely to be permanent in nature,’ the civil suit claimed, according to the Post.

‘As a further result of the willful and/or malicious conduct of the Defendant, the Plaintiff has been and will be unable to engage in personal and family, leisure and social activities as she did prior to the incidents, all of which has and will cause her loss,’ Kim claimed in her complaint.

Bunuel won custody of the couple's children in a French court, and a judge in Massachusetts dismissed Kim's civil suit in April

Bunuel won custody of the couple’s children in a French court, and a judge in Massachusetts dismissed Kim’s civil suit in April

Kim alleged that one of the sexual assaults occurred in Martha's Vineyard, seen above

Kim alleged that one of the sexual assaults occurred in Martha’s Vineyard, seen above

Bunuel won custody of the couple’s children in a French court, and a judge in Massachusetts dismissed Kim’s civil suit in April, ruling that a French court should review the alleged rape in Martha’s Vineyard.

Kim now splits her time between Los Angeles and France so she can visit her children, her attorney told the Post.

Bunuel joined Netflix in 2018 as head of original documentaries for the EMEA region and departed the company in December 2019, reportedly because he wanted to relocate to Paris full time.

France does not extradite its own citizens for alleged crimes committed in other countries. 

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