Zara Phythian who appeared in ‘Doctor Strange’ with Benedict Cumberbatch has been accused of numerous sexual offences along with her husband Victor Marke.
The girl, who is now an adult, told police that the couple allegedly filmed most of the abuse in an attempt to recreate pornographic scenes.
The abuse is claimed to have happened between 2005 and 2008, before the couple were married and when they were both martial arts instructors in Nottingham.
A police interview with the woman was played to jurors at Nottingham Crown Court where she described details of the alleged sexual offences when she was aged between 13 and 15.
She said the first offences happened after the couple gave her alcohol to drink.
Phythian then gave her husband oral sex and asked the child to join in.
She said Victor Marke then had sex with both of them.
‘I knew it was wrong but I just didn’t know how to get out of the situation or say anything,’ she told police.
‘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 child also felt like she was being ‘coached’ by Phythian to get better at the sexual activity, the court was told.
She estimated Marke, had sex with her about 20 times on different occasions.
As the abuse continued, she said Marke threatened to smash her kneecaps if she told anyone, reports the BBC.
‘He just said nobody would believe me if I told them anyway,’ she told police.
‘They always had a power over me.’
Phythian, who now goes by her married name of Zara Marke, was ‘at the height of her success’ when the allegations were made, having portrayed the Brunette Zealot in the Marvel film.
Barrister Francis McGrath, who is representing the film star’s husband, made reference to Phythian’s climb to fame as he cross-examined the complainant.
Who is Victor Marke?
Victor Marke is a skilled martial art and Taekwondo coach.
His wife Zara is also highly skilled in martial arts, and both have performed stunts in movies.
Victor is also a movie producer and director known for Furor: Rage of the Innocent (2008) and The Summer of the Massacre (2006).
He was also the stuntman in Landlord: Time to Pay the Rent in 2015.
When did Zara Phythian and Victor Marke get married and do they have kids?
It is not known when or where the pair got married.
Their relationship history and when they met is unknown to the public.
It is also not known if they have any children.