Doctor Strange Star Zara Phythian Accused Of Abusing A Minor
Zara Phythian and her husband, Victor Marke, have been reported to have sexually abused and groomed a 13-year-old girl.
Mr Marke and Phythian Zara have both being being slammed with 14 charges.
Zara Phythian, who featured in the film Doctor Strange where Benedict Cumberbatch plays the lead role, is said to have filmed the abuse.
The victim, who is now an adult, confirmed to the police that Zara and Marke filmed most of the abuse to use in recreating pornographic scenes.
The ‘Doctor Strange’ actress and husband have both denied the allegations.
According to a police interview with the woman played in the court, the woman alleges that the abuse took place between 2005 and 2008 when she was between the ages of 13 and 15.
Narrating her ordeal, she said that the 36-year-old actress had given her alcohol and asked her in a dare to give Mr Marke oral sex.
After that, she told the police that Mr Marke had sex with both of them.
She said to the police, “I knew it was wrong but I just didn’t know how to get out of the situation or say anything. I remember trying to copy Zara’s reaction at the time because I looked up to her and tried to be like her in every way.”
The victim said no one would believe her and that she was threatened by Mr Marke if she told anyone about it.
“He just said nobody would believe me if I told them anyway.”
The couple would have been 20 or 21 and 42 or 43 years old when the alleged abuse started.
Additional reports from the police state that the couple at the time were both martial arts instructors.
Mr Marke also faces four other charges of child abuse which another woman reported to the police.
She was aged 15 when she was allegedly abused by him between 2002 and 2003.