Zara Phythianwho played Brunette Zealot in “Doctor Strange” alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, and her husband Victor Marke They are investigated for numerous sexual crimes against a minor under 13 years of age, according to the BBC.
In her police complaint filed with the Crown Court in Nottingham, England, the victim, whose name is being withheld for legal reasons, stated that the abuse occurred between 2005 and 2008, when she was 13 and 15 years old.
Zara Phythian played Brunette Zealot in “Doctor Strange” alongside Benedict Cumberbatch. Photo: Zara Phythian/Instagram
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As it turned out, when the abuse began,
Zara Phythian She was 21 years old and was not married to Víctor Marke, 42. He had a relationship with a woman identified as Juliet, from whom he later separated.
The victim, who is now in her early 20s, said she met her assailants because they worked as martial arts and taekwondo instructors in Nottinghamshire county and had subdued her after forcing her to drink alcohol in order to record her while they forced her. to recreate pornographic scenes.
“I knew it was wrong, but I just didn’t know how to get out of the situation or say anything,” he claimed.
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Zara Phythian Y Victor Marke they have been charged with 14 crimes altogether. In addition, the subject faces four other charges of sexual abuse of another minor.
On the other hand, the victim indicated that she was intimidated not to report them:
“He just said no one would believe me if I told them anyway. They always had power over me.”
The trial against Zara Phythian and Victor Marke continues, while the couple have denied all charges.
Zara Phythian and her husband Victor Marke. Photo: Daily Mail
Zara Phythian’s husband threatened the young woman if she reported the abuse
After being a victim of sexual abuse, the young woman acknowledged that Zara Phythian’s husband had threatened her if she dared to report them. In her statement to the police, she recounted that Victor Marke assured her that she would break her kneecaps if she told anyone.
If you are or know someone who is involved in acts of family or sexual violence, contact Line 100 of the Ministry for Women and Vulnerable Populations for free, which has a team specialized in offering information, guidance and emotional support.
In addition, Line 100 has the power to refer the most serious cases of family or sexual violence to the Women’s Emergency Centers or to the Urgent Care Service. This service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year (including holidays).