Wales football manager Ryan Giggs was accused of a pattern of controlling and coercive behavior toward Kate Greville between August 2017 and November 2020. A court heard that the former Manchester United winger threw his ex-girlfriend out of their hotel room naked and kicked her in the back. On Friday, Giggs pleaded not guilty to the charge at Manchester Crown Court.
Ryan Giggs is accused of purposefully punching his now ex-girlfriend. He denies a second count that he assaulted Ms. Greville, 36, and caused her actual bodily harm at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on November 1, 2020. During the same alleged incident, the Salford City co-owner also pleaded not guilty to common assault by beating Ms. Greville’s younger sister, Emma Greville.
According to the Metro, in court, details of his alleged controlling and coercive behavior were read aloud, accusing Giggs of:
– Threatening to send e-mails to her friends and her employers about their sexual relationship.
– Throwing her belongings out of his house when she questioned him about relationships with other women.
– Kicking her in the back, and then throwing her out of their Stafford Hotel bedroom in London naked, followed by throwing her bag at her when she accused him of flirting with other women.
– Sending constant unwanted messages and making constant unwanted calls to her and her friends when she tried to break off the relationship.
– After she had tried to break off the relationship, regularly turning up unannounced and uninvited at her home, workplace, and gym.
Giggs issued a statement shortly after being charged with the offenses in which he denied all of the allegations and stated that he would “look forward to clearing my name.”
Giggs is scheduled to appear in criminal court at Manchester Crown Court on January 24. The same court will hold another pre-trial hearing on October 8.