Zara Phythian, who is well-known for her role in the 2016 Marvel film Doctor Strange, has been sentenced to eight years in jail for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl, reported BBC news. Her husband Victor Marke was sentenced to 14 years for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.
BBC News quoted the judge Mark Watson as telling Phythian during the judgment, “Whilst you denied in cross-examination that you were besotted with Victor Marke, on the evidence I have heard I am in no doubt that your deviance was shaped by the influence that he had upon you from an early age.”
Zara Phythian and her husband Victor Marke had 14 allegations of sexual activity from 2005 to 2008. The victim also claimed that the couple used to play a ‘dare’ game with her, reported Nottinghamshire Post.
Phythian played the role of Brunette Zealot in Doctor Strange, which had actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the main role. She also starred in Tribal Get Out Alive (2020) and Accident Man 2 (2022).