Zara Phythian is best known for her breakthrough role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. The actress is married to Victor Marke, a skilled martial arts and taekwondo coach. It was recently reported that the couple is accused of sleeping with a teenage girl.
According to Radar Online, Zara Phythian, an actress and martial artist who appeared in the film Doctor Strange, and her husband are accused of having sex with a teenage girl over a nearly four-year period. That is the shocking revelation from a recent report, which claims that both Phythian and her husband Victor Marke committed sex crimes against the teenager beginning when the victim was 13 years old.
The victim, who is now an adult and has not been identified due to the sensitivity of the charges, claimed that Phythian and her husband began “repeatedly having sex” with her as early as 2005, and the incidents continued until 2008. “I knew it was wrong but I just didn’t know how to get out of the situation or say anything,” the victim told authorities after she alleged the couple provided her with alcohol before having sex with her each time.
“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.”
When the teen victim first approached Phythian and her husband Marke for martial arts lessons in 2005, the couple were reportedly martial arts instructors in the United Kingdom. Phythian allegedly asked the teenager to play a game of “truth or dare” with her and Marke during one of their lessons, which resulted in the Doctor Strange actress daring the victim to give Marke oral sex.
Both Phythian and Marke are facing sexual abuse allegations from the alleged victim, and their legal teams have questioned why the victim waited until Phythian was “at the height of her success” to make the allegations.
“Throughout 2016, you would be aware from national media and social media posts, [Zara Phythian] was enjoying unprecedented personal and professional success in a motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch,” the couple’s lawyer, Francis McGrath, said. “On December 4, 2016, at the height of her success, you made a complaint.”
The alleged victim insisted that her allegations and Phythian’s success in Doctor Strange were “not linked,” and that she simply refused to “not saying anything anymore” about what Phythian and Marke allegedly put her through.
Marke was charged with four counts of historic indecent assault on the accuser, in addition to 14 other charges of sexual activity in connection with another girl who filed a complaint against the couple. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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