Doctor Strange star Zara Phythian and her husband, Victor Marke, have been charged with 14 counts of sexual abuse for sexually harassing a 13-year-old girl, according to the BBC.
Phythian, 36, who played a sorcerer in the 2016 Marvel film, along with her husband, “repeatedly engaged in sexual activity” with a 13-year-old girl, according to the Nottinghamshire Post.
In an interview with police at Nottingham Crown Court, the woman alleged that the sexual abuse began in 2005, when she was 13, and continued until she was 15.
The woman, who has not been publicly identified by officials and is in her early 20s, testified in court on Thursday.
Phythian and Marke also arrived in court for the second day of their trial, where their alleged victim testified for the first time.
The woman, who was a girl at the time of the alleged crimes, said she told a friend ‘her darkest secret’ about the abuse when she was 18, then spoke to Zara on the phone. ‘I said I’m not going back. Zara said, ‘Don’t come back, I’m burning all your stuff,’ the woman told jurors.
She also alleged that the abuse began when Phythian provided her with alcohol and convinced her to engage in Marke sexual activities.
She testified that Marke also threatened to harm her if she told anyone about the alleged abuse, the BBC reported.