Ryan Giggs pleads not guilty to abuse of ex-girlfriend Kate Greville

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Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs has insisted that he is not guilty of assaulting his 36-year-old ex-girlfriend, Kate Greville, and her 20-year-old sister, Emma.

The retired footballer who has been the coach of Wales football national team since 2018, said he didn’t engage in violent behavior against the women contrary to the charges against him.

Ryan Giggs allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend at his £1.7 million mansions in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on November 1, 2020. Other violent conduct the ex-footballer allegedly committed against Kate Greville include isolation, belittling, humiliation, harassment, degradation, and abuse.

Ryan Giggs and his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville.
Ryan Giggs and his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville.

According to reports, the 47-year-old ex-footballer has been abusing Kate Greville for the past three years, between December 2017 and November 2020.

On the day the attention of the police was brought to the case, (November 1, 2020), Ryan Giggs allegedly headbutted Kate and attacked her younger sister.

The violent behavior against the two women attracted the attention of the neighbors who called the attention of the police. Ryan Giggs was arrested and later released on bail.

Afterward, legal proceedings began against him and he was excused from Wales national team to clear his name. While the Wales football association waits for the outcome of the court proceedings against him, the FA appointed Robert Page as the caretaker coach of the national team.

Recently, the Wales football association confirmed that Giggs would no led the country to the forthcoming European Championship which will kick-off this summer.

Ryan Giggs on his way out of the court after his first court appearance over the Coercive or controlling behavior against his ex-girlfriend and sister.
Ryan Giggs on his way out of the court after his first court appearance over the Coercive or controlling behavior against his ex-girlfriend and sister.

Before the court sitting on Wednesday, April 28, at Manchester Magistrates’ Court, Ryan Giggs issued a statement saying: he had “full respect for the due process of law and understand the seriousness of the allegations”.

“I will plead not guilty in court and look forward to clearing my name”, he added.

“I would like to wish Robert Page, the coaching staff, the players, and the supporters every success at the Euros this summer.”

If Ryan Giggs is found guilty of Coercive or controlling behavior against his ex-girlfriend and her sister, the ex-footballer could be sentenced to five years imprisonment.

The case has been adjourned until May 26, 2021. And the next court proceedings will be held at the crown court in England.

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