Apr 27, 2022 10:22 pm | Updated: April 27, 2022 10:42 PM
A Hollywood actress and her husband have been accused of numerous sex offenses, including the repeated sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl.
Zara Phythian, who appeared in the Marvel film Doctor Strange, and her husband Victor Marke are said to have committed the sex offenses on a girl between the ages of 13 and 15 between 2005 and 2008, before the couple got married.
The girl, who is now an adult, claims the couple filmed the abuse to try to recreate pornographic scenes.
Phythian, whose official name is now Zara brand, and her husband are denying 14 charges of having sexual activity with a child.
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The court was told Phythian had asked the teenager to play a game of dare after dousing her with alcohol and then gave her husband oral sex.
The young girl was encouraged to copy the actress, and then Marke allegedly had sex with Phythian and the girl.
The abuse spanned two years and the woman claimed Mr Marke threatened to crush her kneecaps if she disclosed the abuse.
The woman told the court: “He just said nobody would believe me if I told them anyway.
“You always had power over me.”
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The child felt that she was being “coached” by the actress who played Zealot in Doctor Strange to become better at sexual activity.
Mr. Marke is also facing four other charges of indecent assault on a child, relating to another woman who complained to police.
She was 15 when she was allegedly molested by Mr Marke between 2002 and 2003.
The process goes on.