Former Manchester United star, Ryan Giggs is trying to clear his name after he was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville and her sister Emma.
The 47-year-old Wale’s football icon appeared in Manchester Crown Court on Friday, July 23, 2021, to enter a not guilty plea to all the charges leveled against him including assaulting the aforementioned women, coercive and controlling behavior.
In one of the instances cited during the court hearing, Ryan Giggs allegedly kicked 36-year-old Kate Greville in the back and threw her out of a hotel room. At that point, the lady was said to be naked.
The ex-footballer didn’t stop there, Giggs went on to threw the woman’s bag on her before he shut the door. This incident happened at the Stafford Hotel in London after Kate Greville accused Ryan Giggs of flirting with other women.
Also, Ryan Giggs was accused of threatening to send emails to Greville’s friends and her employers to reveal to them her sexual relationship and behavior.
In the same vein, the court read to him that he constantly sent unwanted messages and made unwanted calls to her and her friends when she tried to break off the relationship.
Aside from that, when Kate Greville attempted to break off the relationship, the ex-footballer who was made the head coach of Wales national team in 2018, regularly showed up unannounced and uninvited at Greville’s home, workplace and gym.
The incident that worsened the scandal allegedly happened at Ryan Giggs’ mansion in Worsley, Greater Manchester, England in November 2020. Giggs allegedly head-butted Kate Greville and also assaulted her sister. The incident allegedly caused Kate bodily harm.
This led to his arrest and subsequently being taken to court where he denied all the allegations against him. He was then released on bail with the condition that he would not make contact with Kate Greville and her sister, and would not visit any address where they are.
Since then, the Manchester United legend has made two appearances in court in his attempt to clear his name. While the Wales national team suspended him until further notice.
In his last court appearance on Friday, Judge Hilary Manley extended his bail and scheduled that a further pre-trial hearing will take place at Manchester Crown Court on October 8.
Afterward, the ex-footballer will go on trial in the criminal proceedings at Manchester Crown Court on January 24, 2022.
Ryan Giggs pictured leaving court following his Further Case Management hearing at Manchester Crown Sq where he pleaded not guilty to all three counts on the indictment. pic.twitter.com/JIyIcmbYKH— Alec Whitaker (@AlecW95) July 23, 2021
Ryan Giggs and Kate Greville dated from August 2017 to November 2020. The ex-Manchester United star started his relationship with Kate the same year he ended his marriage to his long-time lover, Stacey Cooke.
Giggs and Cooke have two children, Liberty Beau Giggs and Zachary Joseph Giggs before their marriage ended.