#UK Ryan Giggs' ex-girlfriend Kate Greville weeps over 'attack' #UKnews

#UK Ryan Giggs’ ex-girlfriend Kate Greville weeps over ‘attack’ #UKnews

#UK Ryan Giggs’ ex-girlfriend Kate Greville weeps over ‘assault’ #UKnews

Ryan Giggs’ tearful ex-girlfriend at this time informed how a courtroom how the previous footballer appeared her ‘straight within the face’ and headbutted her throughout an ‘assault’ at his £1.7million dwelling.

Kate Greville, 36, informed jurors the previous Manchester United and Wales star grew to become ‘offended’ and ‘got here at me from nowhere’ throughout a row at his dwelling in Worsley, Greater Manchester, in November 2020.

She informed a courtroom how her lip ‘immediately swelled’ in the course of the incident and that she believed she had additionally damaged her elbow after he pinned her to the ground of their utility room as he tried to grab her telephone from her hand.

After police had been referred to as, she informed the courtroom how Giggs turned to her and stated: ‘You need to think about this Kate, this could ruin me and it could ruin you.’

Ms Greville also told jurors how Giggs had ‘meant’ to harm her and that the alleged attack was different to all the other times she said he had hurt her.

Recalling the moment she said: ‘He said that the police had been called, that they were on their way and he was going to tell them that I attacked him and that I’m a psycho.

‘He was angry but there was cockiness to it. He was trying to bait me. We moved then to the kitchen. I reached out to try and get my phone.

Giggs trial is shown photo of injuries to his lover’s arm and knee after row in a Dubai hotel room

Kate Greville is in the witness box today and gave evidence from behind a screen.

Prosecutor Peter Wright QC  referred to the video of her police interview that was played to the court.

Mr Wright said Ms Greville had spoken of ‘violent events’ in 2017 during an incident in Dubai.

He said police officers in the video asked her if she had any pictures of her injuries and she told them the images were on an old phone.

Ms Greville told the court she had found a picture. Mr Wright referred to a photo dated February 2020 showing Ms Greville’s left arm and wrist.

Ms Greville told the court the photo showed a bruise on her arm and on her knee. Mr Wright asked Ms Greville who was responsible for her injuries. She replied: ‘Ryan Giggs’

To highlight the domestic abuse she allegedly suffered, Kate Greville told of an occasion when she had to leave their hotel room during an incident in Dubai.

She said Giggs stood in her way and tried to stop her leaving.

‘He grabbed my bag and pulled my bag that was on my arm… to stop me going through the door, and I fell forward,’ Ms Greville told the court.

She said she got up and she went to her friend’s house in Dubai.

Ms Greville said that the photo of the bruising she suffered was caused in this alleged incident. She said she sent a WhatsApp message to Giggs to say she wasn’t going to fly back with him.

She said Giggs kept messaging her friend.

Ms Greville told the court her relationship with Ryan Giggs resumed shortly after the Dubai trip. ‘He made me feel like I was so alone and so isolated,’ she said.

Prosecutor Peter Wright QC said Ms Greville had described being ‘bombarded’ by messages from Giggs and her blocking him.

‘I told him “I’m glad the police are coming because you attacked me and I’ll inform them precisely what occurred”

‘And that was when he got here ahead to me and head butted me within the face. He got here at me from nowhere, grabbed me by the shoulders and head butted my face.

‘He didn’t apologize, he stated nothing to me. I stated: “I can’t believe you’ve just done that.” I used to be in shock, I fell backwards, and I might really feel my lip swell instantly. 

‘I put my hand over my mouth and will style the blood. All the opposite occasions he damage me, this was totally different, he meant to harm me. He checked out me straight within the eyes and head butted me straight within the face.

‘He stated “You need to think about this Kate, this could ruin me and it could ruin you” He was saying “think about my job, my career, my kids” and I stated “you shouldn’t have done it then.”‘

It comes because the coercion and assault trial at this time heard how Giggs had ‘full-on relationships’ with eight girls throughout his time collectively Ms Greville who found he had texted a pal to brag: ‘Just want the bars to open so I can pull some cl**ge’ , his coercion and assault trial heard at this time.

Ms Greville informed police in a video proven to the jury at Minshull Street Court that she made the invention about his dishonest whereas taking a look at his iPad shortly earlier than she determined to depart him.

While scrolling via Giggs’ Apple pill, she additionally stated she noticed messages to his pals calling her a ‘slag’ and ‘foolish cow’. Jurors additionally heard Ms Greville claimed that Mr Giggs had stated in a message: ‘Just want the bars to open so I can pull some cl**ge’.

She was interviewed by detectives weeks after she claimed Giggs, 48, headbutted her at his mansion Greater Manchester. Giggs continually denied he was dishonest on her, she stated, however she ‘wanted to know the reality’ as she checked on his system.

She stated: ‘The actuality of what I had discovered on that iPad was means worse than I might think about. Eight girls he was having affairs with whereas he was with me. Full-on relationships.’

Ms Greville then stated she determined to depart him whereas he was away managing Wales – and would transfer into a brand new flat.

She stated: ‘It was all there in black and white. I knew if I even introduced it up he would deny it. I knew he was going away to handle Wales, about 4 weeks after I came upon, so I simply put a plan in place to depart.

‘I sorted out a brand new flat, I wrote him a letter which I by no means obtained the prospect to ship. I knew if I confronted him about something, it might simply kick off. I simply made a plan to depart, and I saved it in for 3 weeks, which despatched me below. I simply wanted to take a little bit of management.’

But regardless of her claims she was seeing eight different girls, Ms Greville informed the courtroom in proof from behind a display screen that Ryan Giggs would usually accuse her of dishonest and of ‘being with different males’. 

Giggs, who was sat yards away within the dock, even despatched her a message saying: ‘Are you going to be a superb woman?’ She informed the jury: ‘If I did not do what he stated, or wasn’t a superb woman as he appreciated to name it… and did not give him trouble as he referred to as it, then he would get offended and never be very good to me.’

This morning the courtroom was proven her interview with police in 2020 the place she had damaged down as she described how Ryan Giggs twice ‘dragged’ her out of a resort room and dumped her within the hall bare in rows over him texting and flirting with girls – together with one event the place he allegedly kicked her within the again and threw a laptop computer at her head.

The former Manchester United star, 48, is in on trial accused of controlling and coercive behaviour towards his ex-girlfriend between August 2017 and November 2020. He can be charged with assaulting Ms Greville and her sister Emma. He denies all fees.

Today the courtroom was performed Ms Greville’s 105 minute interview with detectives in November 2020 after he allegedly headbutted her at his £1.7million. 

She described how they began having an affair having bonded over their sad marriages. They had been ‘soul mates’ and ‘finest pals’ once they first obtained collectively, she claimed, however the three-year relationship would later grow to be ‘poisonous’ and ‘coercive’. 

The ‘cycle of abuse’ included an electronic mail he despatched to her titled ‘blackmail’ with a video ‘we had finished’ and a menace to share it, she claimed, including: ‘He’d say: ‘I’m going to ship these messages to folks if you happen to do not reply’.’

Ms Greville additionally stated: ‘He would not depart me alone, there was by no means a time when he did not need to have intercourse’.

On Day 2 of proof at Ryan Giggs’ trial, the courtroom heard proof from his former lover Kate Greville, who stated:

  • It was ‘nearly like was he was two folks’ throughout their relationship. She informed police that she thought he was ‘a finest pal, a soul mate’ who saved her from her marriage. Their affair started after her mom requested her to get a shirt signed;
  • But the PR lady who met him via work stated she noticed early ‘purple flags’, together with harassing her by way of textual content if she didn’t reply with ten minutes. She claimed he additionally grew to become offended if she requested if he was seeing different girls;
  • In her police interview in 2020 she has informed how the previous soccer star ‘dragged’ her to the ground bare  in Abu Dhabi after she accused him of texting one other lady. ‘He grabbed me by my wrist, so laborious, actually dragged me to the lounge and dragged me of the ground. He threw all of my stuff, all of my make-up within the hall and shut the door and would not let me in’;
  • She additionally claimed that there was an identical incident in London when she was additionally thrown out of a resort room bare when she accused him of flirting. She stated Giggs ‘kicked me within the again so laborious that I flew up and doing and landed on the ground. He obtained my bag with my laptop computer and threw it at my head’.
  • Ms Greville additionally stated Giggs had walked out on her in a Dubai restaurant after she informed him to come back off his telephone. The subsequent day she stated she acquired an electronic mail from an nameless man who despatched her a unadorned image of Mr Giggs he had discovered on his spouse’s cell;
  • On one event she was messaged by one other lady saying she was in a relationship with Giggs, she informed police;
  • Ms Greville stated he ‘at all times needed intercourse’ and would bombard her with lewd messages. She stated: ‘If I did not reply to him, I’d get a number of abusive messages. He despatched me an electronic mail as soon as with blackmail [in the subject] and it was a video of what we would finished. He’d say: ‘I’m going to ship these messages to folks if you happen to do not reply’.’
Ex-Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs arriving at court on Monday

Pictured: Kate Greville was seen walking her dog back in November 2020

Pictured left: Ex-Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs arriving in courtroom at this time the place he’s accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend Emma Greville (pictured proper) and her sister

One text from Giggs said: 'I hope your company fails too. We’ll tell people what a horrible c*** you really are. You’ve hurt me like no one else has. That’s closure, don’t ever contact me again'

One textual content from Giggs stated: ‘I hope your organization fails too. We’ll inform folks what a horrible c*** you actually are. You’ve damage me like nobody else has. That’s closure, don’t ever contact me once more’

The court heard how the ex-Wales winger said in the messages, sent to ex-girlfriend Ms Greville: 'I am am so f****** mad right now I'm scaring myself because I could do anything,' before adding: 'I actually hate you for what you've done to me. Hate you. HATE HATE HATE...'. Pictured: A mock-up version of the messages read out in court

The courtroom heard how the ex-Wales winger stated within the messages, despatched to ex-girlfriend Ms Greville: ‘I’m am so f****** mad proper now I’m scaring myself as a result of I might do something,’ earlier than including: ‘I truly hate you for what you’ve got finished to me. Hate you. HATE HATE HATE…’. Pictured: A mock-up model of the messages learn out in courtroom

A court sketch of Giggs at Manchester Crown Court today, where he is charged with controlling and coercive behaviour against ex-girlfriend Ms Greville

A courtroom sketch of Giggs at Manchester Crown Court at this time, the place he’s charged with controlling and coercive behaviour towards ex-girlfriend Ms Greville

Ms Greville (pictured) told jurors the former Manchester United and Wales star became 'angry' and 'came at me from nowhere' during a row at his home

Ms Greville (pictured) informed jurors the previous Manchester United and Wales star grew to become ‘offended’ and ‘got here at me from nowhere’ throughout a row at his dwelling

Ryan Giggs had 'full-on relationships' with eight women during his time together with ex-girlfriend Kate Greville, she said in video evidence watched by her ex-partner (pictured today)

Ryan Giggs had ‘full-on relationships’ with eight girls throughout his time along with ex-girlfriend Kate Greville, she stated in video proof watched by her ex-partner (pictured at this time)

Former Manchester United Player Welsh coach Ryan Giggs and then girlfriend Kate Greville pictured together in Italy in 2018

Former Manchester United Player Welsh coach Ryan Giggs after which girlfriend Kate Greville pictured collectively in Italy in 2018

Kate Greville informed the courtroom that in 2019 she found Giggs was in a relationship along with his present girlfriend Zara Charles – and blocked him on social media.

After Giggs despatched Ms Greville messages demanding she unblock him, she stated she was ‘scared’ after he ‘threatened’ to put up messages about her to a piece WhatsApp group.

‘He might have despatched something,’ she informed the courtroom. He wasn’t very rational.’

Kate Greville describes having ‘huge points’ with Stacey Giggs after her affair together with her husband – and claims the footballer used to name her by his ex-wife’s title in an ‘final insult’

Stacey Giggs in Marbella with her boyfriend Max George

Stacey Giggs in Marbella together with her boyfriend Max George 

Kate Greville stated there have been ‘huge points’ with Giggs’ ex-wife, Stacey.

She stated: ‘She hated me. I did not meet the youngsters till a 12 months after I moved again to Manchester and he saved the youngsters separate. It did not really feel proper the the reason why he did not introduce me.

‘Things did not add up. He would exit lots and drink and I would not hear from him. If I used to be out with my pals and did not reply in 10 minutes I’d get ‘Thumbs up’ or ‘Rude’ or he would block me. He stated ‘You’re totally different once you’re drunk’ and ‘You’re clearly going to be with one other man tonight’. Eventually I did not go on nights out.

‘I requested him when he needed to begin a household and he stated ‘I do not need youngsters, I by no means stated that’. That’s the explanation I got here again to Manchester.

‘I got here again to work for him, he set it up and stated why do not you’re employed for me and Gary.

‘It was like he was portray me out to Stacey I used to be a nasty particular person and she or he confirmed the youngsters and so they hated me. It was horrendous. She would say I by no means need you anyplace close to my youngsters.’

This afternoon, giving proof from behind a display screen, Ms Greville  stated Giggs informed her she was ‘similar to my ex-wife’ and referred to as her by his ex-wife’s title, Stacey.

‘It was like his final insult,’ she informed the courtroom.

Ms Greville stated Giggs would declare his ex-wife made his life ‘hell’ and had an issue with alcohol, and claimed she was related.

She stated she was involved Giggs might put up ‘one thing of a very personal nature, of a private nature… to embarrass and humilate me’.

Ms Greville stated she feared Giggs would ‘attempt to destroy her profession’.

She stated Giggs threatened to ask a piece WhatsApp group if she was courting a person referred to as Rob.

Ms Greville stated she felt ‘mortified’.  

This morning alleged that in a London resort room Giggs as soon as ‘kicked me within the again so laborious that I flew up and doing and landed on the ground’. She then claims he ‘dragged’ her whereas bare into the suite space of the room.

‘He obtained my bag with my laptop computer and threw it at my head’, she informed detectives, alleging that Giggs then locked her out of the resort room bare, earlier than letting her again in about 10 minutes later earlier than having intercourse. 

Ms Greville informed police it occurred when she accused Giggs of flirting with different girls in her presence. She stated: ‘I do not know whether or not he did it to make me jealous. He would fully ignore me and he would converse to everyone else. He would additionally flirt with my pals’.

She claimed he informed her that he would ask whether or not it ‘bothered’ her when she flirted with them. Later she challenged him and claimed that Giggs informed her it was ‘over’ and that she ought to apologise.

‘I ended up saying sorry as a result of he made me really feel that dangerous,’ she stated.

After difficult him in regards to the alleged again throwing, she claimed Giggs replied: ‘He was like ‘yeah, since you accused me of flirting’.

‘He did not say you deserve it, however you made me do it. And then I felt prefer it was my fault’.

Recalling a row once they had been staying in an Abu Dhabi resort, she stated: ‘I requested him ‘are you messaging a lady?’ She stated Giggs threw her out the room whereas she was bare and stated: ‘He flipped, went proper as much as my face and stated ‘how f***ing dare you, it is my daughter. We’re finished, we’re over’.’

‘He grabbed me by my wrist, so laborious, actually dragged me to the lounge and dragged me off the ground. He threw all of my stuff, all of my make-up within the hall and shut the door and would not let me in’, she stated. 

The police interview started with Ms Greville describing how she had met Giggs in 2013 when she was working for a PR agency, through which Giggs was one in every of their shoppers.

They had an affair whereas she was married and Giggs was nonetheless wed to spouse Stacey. Their relationship started after her mom requested her to get a shirt signed, she stated.

Ms Greville informed police she left her husband after falling in love together with her ‘soulmate’ and ‘finest pal’ Giggs earlier than ‘purple flags’ emerged and he started calling her a ‘whore’ and accused her of ‘f***ing another person’ if she did not see him. 

She stated Giggs made her really feel ‘paranoid’ and ‘like a psycho’ when she confronted him over repeated affairs, claiming at one level he had two different girlfriends he was seeing behind her again. 

On one event she confronted him and he referred to as her ‘weak’ for believing it. And as the connection went on she alleged he bombarded her with sexual messages and images after which threatened to publicly share specific movies of them collectively.

She stated: ‘He’d come to my home within the morning, we would have intercourse, it felt like he was simply utilizing me for intercourse. He would not depart me alone, there was by no means a time when he did not need to have intercourse. He’d come spherical to mine to have intercourse, then flew to Barcelona with a special woman.

‘One minute he can be like, ‘you are abusive, that is by no means going to work’, after which he’d be sending me naughty footage.

‘If I did not reply to him, I’d get a number of abusive messages. He despatched me an electronic mail as soon as with blackmail [as the subject line] and it was a video of what we would finished. He’d say: ‘I’m going to ship these messages to folks if you happen to do not reply’.’

Giggs additionally ‘did this gaslighting factor’ that was ‘very delicate’ and ‘continually criticised’ her, together with how she loaded the dishwasher and the way she made the mattress, she informed police, including: ‘It was like I used to be a housemaid, I used to be his workers member’.

Ryan Giggs at Manchester Crown Court today watching ex-girlfriend Kate Greville giving evidence on police video played to the jury after he is alleged to have headbutted her

Ryan Giggs at Manchester Crown Court at this time watching ex-girlfriend Kate Greville giving proof on police video performed to the jury after he’s alleged to have headbutted her

Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs, 48, is pictured arriving at Manchester Minshull Street Court on Tuesday after a court heard on Monday how he harboured a 'sinister and ugly side'

Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs, 48, is pictured arriving at Manchester Minshull Street Court on Tuesday after a courtroom heard on Monday how he harboured a ‘sinister and ugly aspect’

Mr Giggs, pictured today, is accused of controlling and coercive behaviour against his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville between August 2017 and November 2020. He is also charged with assaulting Ms Greville and her sister Emma. He denies all charges

Mr Giggs, pictured at this time, is accused of controlling and coercive behaviour towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville between August 2017 and November 2020. He can be charged with assaulting Ms Greville and her sister Emma. He denies all fees

Giggs (left), 48, is accused of using controlling and coercive behaviour against Kate Greville (right), 36, between August 2017 and November 2020. The pair are pictured here on holiday in 2018

Giggs (left), 48, is accused of utilizing controlling and coercive behaviour towards Kate Greville (proper), 36, between August 2017 and November 2020. The pair are pictured right here on vacation in 2018

Ryan and Stacey Giggs  (pictured in 2010) were married for 10 years before they divorced

Ryan and Stacey Giggs  (pictured in 2010) had been married for 10 years earlier than they divorced

On one other event she stated Giggs had walked out on her in a Dubai restaurant after she informed him to come back off his telephone. She stated: ‘I used to be actually upset, I do not perceive what’s occurred. I went to my pal’s home crying my eyes out, I did not need to return to the resort room.’

The messages despatched by ex-Manchester United star Ryan Giggs to his then girlfriend Kate Greville

One (after Ms Greville had blocked him from sending her messages) learn: ‘Please unblock me. All this blocking malarkey is poo. Promise, no extra bare piccies.’

Ms Greville was additionally requested about an electronic mail Giggs despatched her entitled “C***”

She stated: ‘It was fairly regular to be sincere, I don’t suppose he’d ever put that as a topic earlier than. It’s out of the blue typically and comes from nowhere. The factor he’s referring to doesn’t warrant that response, it’s not acceptable however the response will not be according to what I’d stated or finished.’

In his electronic mail, Giggs wrote: ‘The means you might have simply handled me and the way in which you might have behaved FYI I’ll always remember.’

Earlier the courtroom was informed that Ms Greville and Giggs obtained right into a row a few journey they had been going to take to Scotland.

Ms Greville stated: ‘I used to be going to go alone, he was saying he needed to take me to Scotland, but it surely was a 9 hour drive.

‘I stated, “Fine, great you can take me.” He saved saying “It’s a nine-hour drive, I can’t believe it”. Because it was such a protracted drive, it gave the impression of he didn’t need to take me. I stated “Fine don’t take me, I’ll get a lift” and I obtained that response.”

In his electronic mail referring to the row, Giggs messaged Ms Greville: ‘A horrible, horrible c***. The identical as Stacey, precisely the identical. You don’t should be a mother or father.’

Ms Greville stated: ‘We mentioned about having kids as a result of that’s what I actuality needed, I used to be determined to be a mum and he knew what to say to actually damage me.’

In his electronic mail Giggs accused her of constructing him look silly in regards to the Scotland journey along with his mates. He wrote: ‘Only an evil, horrible c*** does that. Utterly astonishing. Now I seem like a t*** telling my three of my pals I’m going to Scotland on the weekend. I merely can not imagine you f****** did that. I’m so f****** mad proper now and I’m scaring myself as a result of I might do something.’

Another textual content from Giggs stated: ‘I hope your organization fails too. We’ll inform folks what a horrible c*** you actually are. You’ve damage me like nobody else has. That’s closure, don’t ever contact me once more.’

He later messaged: ‘Keep hiding behind anxiousness too. Nothing to do with you being an evil horrible c***.’

He added: ‘I truly hate you for what you’ve finished to me at this time. Hate you. HATE HATE HATE.’

Ms Greville stated Giggs did finally come to Scotland together with her.

A 3rd message featured the header ‘blackmail’ however jurors had been solely informed that it contained the phrase ‘please’ in addition to an unspecified attachment.

Ms Greville informed the courtroom: ‘I assumed it was a video of a sexual nature that he would then ship to the (work WhatsApp) group.’

Mr Wright requested: ‘How did that make you are feeling?’

She replied: ‘Like violated. I had no management of what he might do or his actions. Just helpless, I suppose.

‘I simply needed to do what he needed on a regular basis. I needed to pander to all his wants.’

She stated she felt Giggs was threatening her profession once more.

Ms Greville stated she deleted the message despatched on her work electronic mail and by no means opened the video.

Ryan Giggs additionally accused Kate Greville of sending personal messages and courting a person who additionally labored for a similar agency owned by Giggs.

A sequence of additional emails from Giggs learn: ‘Un-f******-block me then. Immature. Do you really need me to do that over a piece electronic mail?’

Giggs emailed that if she was courting a piece colleague she was ‘completed. End of.’

Ms Greville stated she felt, ‘mortified, embarrassed, humiliated’ however an additional electronic mail from Giggs got here demanding he be unblocked on WhatsApp, saying: ‘Now. Hurry the f*** up.’

Later Giggs emailed: ‘Don’t make me go to the group and use the, ‘I’m your boss keep in mind’ factor.’

Emails courting from early 2019, exchanged between Kate Greville’s outdated work laptop computer and Ryan Giggs’ cell phone, had been additionally learn out in courtroom.

Ms Greville was now working for GG Hospitality, an organization owned by Ryan Giggs and his former Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville.

Giggs despatched an electronic mail with the topic: ‘WTF!!! Blocking me’ after Ms Greville had blocked his calls on WhatsApp.

His follow-up electronic mail learn: ‘F****** unblock me now.”

Ms Greville said she had blocked Giggs after finding out he was in a relationship with another woman she named as Zara Charles.

Giggs then said if Ms Greville did not unblock his personal WhatsApp number he would “chase her” on the work WhatsApp group.

Ms Greville said: ‘It scared me what he would send and how it would make me look to everyone else.

‘He could send anything because he was not rational. He could potentially send something of a very private nature, of a very personal nature, something that would embarrass me.’

The next day she said she received an email from an anonymous man who sent her a naked picture of Mr Giggs he had found on his wife’s phone.

Ms Greville said: ‘He said ‘Is it him’. I knew it was him, I said yes who is it but he didn’t tell me. He said he had kids and didn’t want it to blow up.

‘It’s not nice when you see that and your whole body goes into shock. That was the first time I realised maybe he’s not what I think he is. I confronted him and he tried to make up some story, he eventually told me who it was and she is married and said it was from ages ago and must have found it on her phone.

‘It was the start of a pattern, he would do something bad and I’d accuse him he would get really aggressive and nasty with me. He then started to be really nice with me again and the nice Ryan I had before would come back. It created this push pull, he would do something bad but he would be really nice to me but it wouldn’t last long and he would go back to himself when that little bit of guilt went away.’

Ms Greville said she was also messaged by another woman saying she was in a relationship with Giggs.

She said: ‘At the time I had been naive… I still felt he was my world and we had a future and wanted to have a family… When I realised that it was like a rug had been pulled underneath my feet and I didn’t want to carry on anymore.

‘I never thought he would because of what I had gone through. I was just naive and gullible I guess….. I got the email and remember thinking he was my best friend and soulmate and the realisation he wasn’t, I really struggled, it was really hard.

‘But he wouldn’t leave me alone and I worked for him. I would give him some s*** on messaging. It was me getting things off my chance. He would say ‘I’m your boss, you can’t talk to me like this’ and said I was abusive. And then he would be sending me naughty pictures because I said ‘That’s it, I don’t want anymore to do with you’.’

The alleged victim said this went on for four months but they would still go for dinner and would have sex. 

She said Mr Giggs would threaten her with her job and sent her an email headlined ‘Blackmail’ with a video ‘we had done’.

She said: ‘(Giggs) said ‘I’m going to send these messages and people will know what you’ve been doing.’

When asked if she knew what the video was of, Ms Greville said: ‘I deleted it straight away, it could have been anything but it could have been a sexual video.

‘It made me unblock him because I was scared. He would message my friends, he wanted to have sex all the time. He wouldn’t pressurise me, no he would pressurise me for sex but he didn’t force himself on me, he was using sex to get to me.

‘He thought I was seeing some guy and he bombarded me. He said ‘That’s it, you’re ruined, you’re finished’…… It was a cycle of abuse and silence or sexual images over these four months. He would make me feel he was threatening my job which was so important and I was worried he would ruin my career.’

Kate said she had worked for a PR firm used by one of Giggs’ business and they first met in 2013, and said: ‘Over a course of a year, two years, I started to notice he had a definite interest in me’. In 2016 they had an affair and she left her husband after two months, claiming the ex-footballer ‘saved her’ and their relationship was ‘more than a sexual thing’.

‘He would say I was his soulmate. We would talk for hours. He helped me get out of that situation’, she said, but then said ‘red flags’ emerged when she failed to respond to messages or didn’t see him, and told a police officer that he would claim she was ‘f****** someone else’ and call her a ‘whore’.

They then split up when the affair emerged in the media in May 2016 and Giggs hadn’t left his wife Stacey. She then moved to Abu Dhabi but Giggs ‘kept pursuing and messaging me’, she said, claiming that her lover’s wife and daughter sent her ‘nasty messages’.

She tells the officer she then discovered Giggs had not left his family home so she decided she was ‘done’ and blocked Giggs ‘on everything’. But after he messaged her up to 30 times a day she claimed that he told her she was ‘the love my life’ only to discover he was seeing another woman. ‘I was absolutely devastated’, Ms Greville said.

She told police that in 2017 they met at a hotel but Giggs ‘flipped’ when she said he was a cheat. Giggs allegedly told her: ‘You made me do this… I don’t want to be with you anymore’ – and dumped her naked in the corridor with her belongings. She was ‘dragged’ there by the wrist, she told detectives. 

Giggs stood down in June as manager of the Wales national team following his arrest. During their three-year relationship he is alleged to have subjected Ms Greville to a campaign of ‘control and coercion’ which created a ‘cycle of abuse’. 

He allegedly subjected his ex-girlfriend to a ‘litany’ of physical and psychological abuse before headbutting her in the face when she tried to leave him. 

Ms Greville told the court that, during the incident, Giggs moved into the kitchen and refused to give her back her phone.

She said: ‘I said “I’m glad the police are coming since you attacked me and I’ll inform them precisely what occurred”.

‘That’s when he came up to my face and headbutted me. He came at me from nowhere, grabbed me by the shoulders and headbutted me in the face. I said “I am unable to imagine you’ve got simply finished that”.

‘I was in shock and fell backwards, my lip instantly swelled so I put my hands over my mouth and I was really worried because I could taste the blood and thought he had split my lip open.

‘All the other times he had hurt me, this was different, he really wanted to hurt me, he looked me straight in the eyes and headbutted me.

Ryan Giggs arrives at Manchester Crown Court with his legal team

Ryan Giggs arrives at Manchester Crown Court with his legal team

‘He only responded when I said to my sister “You want to search out out the place the police are, we have to ring the police”.

‘He stated: “You want to consider this Kate, it should destroy me and destroy you”.

‘He was saying “Think about my job, take into consideration my profession, take into consideration my youngsters” and I said: “Then you should not have finished it”. He left the room and I was on the floor, really upset, crying.’

The police arrived and Giggs was arrested. She spoke to police and provided a formal witness statement later that night.

Ms Greville took pictures of her injuries which were shown to the jury.

In her police interview played to the jury today, Kate Greville said she had worked for Mr Giggs as a PR advisor to one of his companies. She said that she became aware he was attracted to her in a meeting where he allegedly ‘kept staring at me’. She said it was both unnerving and ‘flattering’.

Ms Greville then claimed that he pursued her – and she told him her mother wanted him to sign a football shirt, knowing it would lead somewhere.

She said: ‘I went to meet him at the hotel, got the shirt signed and he asked me to stay for a drink

‘He would tell me about his marriage and how he wasn’t happy, I would talk about mine and things developed from there and we began an affair. I left my marriage two months before anything happened… it was like I had met my best friend and my saviour, he was the one to save me from that marriage and get me out of that situation

‘He was said I was his best mate and soul mate, it was more than a sexual thing… he was like you’re the love of my life’.

After nine months the affair ended because he hadn’t left his wife. She told police that she then decided to move abroad.   

She told police: ‘This went on for nine months, I thought he’ll never split up with Stacey so I made the decision to move to Abu Dhabi, it wasn’t good for me mentally and people started to find out things at work.

‘I went to Abu Dhabi and I thought in my head he won’t keep chasing after me but he did. I told him he needed to leave because he was still with Stacey. My values, it didn’t sit well. It wasn’t exciting to me he was with somebody else.

‘He messaged me and told him he had moved out in October and they had split up and then I found they weren’t. It was complete mind games.

‘Then the media got hold of the fact we were together or something had gone on and it all came out in May 2016. It was horrendous, I got hounded by the paps, emails off media saying my life was ruined unless I sold my story. His wife and daughters were sending me nasty messages, understandably.

‘He massively supported me but I found out he hadn’t actually been split up for the whole time. Five months I thought they weren’t together and for four they were.

‘I said this is it I’m done, I blocked him on emails and off my phone. It was like I was addicted to him, it was like I couldn’t get him out of my head.’

She said the relationship left her with ‘horrendous anxiety’ but she said Giggs was good at convincing her that ‘everything was fine’.

Jurors heard how Giggs (pictured above in a court sketch yesterday) 'lost control' and allegedly headbutted his girlfriend at his £1.7m home before going on to assault her sister, Emma Greville

Jurors heard how Giggs (pictured above in a court sketch yesterday) ‘lost control’ and allegedly headbutted his girlfriend at his £1.7m home before going on to assault her sister, Emma Greville

Greville said she later got back into the room and asked Giggs ‘what’s just happened?’ but said she apologised to him. She said it was the ‘first incident’ of him being aggressive to her.

In the police interview, which was conducted in November 2020 after she accused Giggs of assaulting her during an argument at his home in Worsley, Manchester, she said she returned to the UK and continued with their relationship. But she said Giggs became too controlling and started dating other women.

Turning to events on November 1, 2020 when they had their final bust-up, Ms Greville told the court that she and Giggs went to a hotel that afternoon and her sister was looking after their dog at the house.

She said she had been living with Giggs since the start of the COVID lockdown.

Ms Greville said she and Giggs met friends at the hotel and had dinner there when they had an argument.

She said she was already planning to leave Giggs at a later date when he was due to be away with the Wales football team and she had signed for a flat in secret. She planned to speak to a lawyer about their dog.

Ms Greville said the argument with Giggs started after she told a friend that a man had asked her out for a date.

She stated Giggs requested her why she didn’t inform the person that she had a boyfriend and he was ‘offended’.

GIGGS’ ‘COERCIVE AND CONTROLLING BEHAVIOUR’ DETAILED TO JURY 

Ryan Giggs’ alleged assault on his former girlfriend, which prompted his arrest, was merely the culmination of years of abuse, the court heard.

Mr Wright detailed some of the incidents under which Giggs stands accused of using coercive or controlling behaviour and evidence of his ‘much uglier and more sinister side’.

The incidents included:

  • Messaging Ms Greville and/or blocking her when she was on nights out with others, or she asked about Giggs’ relationship with others.
  • Threatening to send images ‘of a personal nature’ to her friends.
  • Throwing her belongings out of his house when she questioned him about relationships with other women.
  • At a London hotel, rowing in the hotel suite and throwing her bag at her.
  • Appearing unwanted at her home or gym and contacting her friends to get her to speak to him again.

Mr Wright said these snapshots of his behaviour provided a ‘shaft of light’ on the real Ryan Giggs, who ‘stays in the dark, not the public persona’. 

The prosecutor added: ‘This was a manipulative, toxic, damaging relationship by a man upon a vulnerable woman.’

Ms Greville told the court Giggs kept telling her to apologise.

‘I stood my ground and he stood up and stormed out,’ she said.

‘He left me at the table. I sat there in disbelief that he had managed to twist this and turn this on me.’

Ms Greville said she sat there for 10 minutes ’embarrassed’ before going up to their hotel room where Giggs had packed up her belongings.

She said Giggs had been ‘screaming’ at her during their argument at the hotel and that she had ordered an Uber from the hotel and her sister began packing up her belongings at the house.

She said Giggs arrived at the house and began unpacking her belongings from her car, but that Giggs had blocked her vehicle with his own car.

‘I was really upset at this point,’ she said. ‘I was saying: ‘Ryan, please let me go… I just want to go’.

‘I was pushing him… trying to hold him off from getting things out of the car. I hadn’t seen him that angry before. He was drunk.

‘I know the whole situation had sobered me up. I had had a few drinks… but what had happened had cleared my head.’

She said Giggs was ‘throwing’ out her belongings and she was telling him she just wanted to go to her father’s home.

Yesterday on the first day of his trial, the court heard how the former Manchester United star, 48, sent swear-word filled messages to his ex-girlfriend, asked her to unblock him on the promise he would stop sending nude ‘piccies’ and threw her out of a five-star hotel naked after she accused him of flirting with other women.

Jury members were told how the ex-Wales winger penned one message titled ‘Lies, Lies Lies’ – and another entitled ‘Blackmail’ – to former girlfriend Emma Greville after she blocked him from sending texts.

The court heard how Giggs said in the messages: ‘I am am so f****** mad right now, I’m scaring myself because I could do anything,’ before adding: ‘I actually hate you for what you’ve done to me. Hate you. HATE HATE HATE…’

In another message, sent after he was blocked by Miss Greville, he said: ‘Please unblock me. All this blocking malarkey is poo. Promise, no more naked piccies.’ 

A third message featured the header ‘blackmail’, the court heard. But jurors were only told that it contained the word ‘please’ as well as an unspecified attachment.

It comes as barristers representing Giggs yesterday told a court that that he and Ms Greville behaved like ‘squabbling teenagers’ during their relationship.

But they insisted that there were ‘lines he would never cross’, Chris Daw QC added, saying that Giggs ‘never once used unlawful violence’ against her during their relationship, ‘no matter how bad things got’.

The retired footballer is accused of using controlling and coercive behaviour against Miss Greville, 36, between August 2017 and November 2020.

He is also charged with assaulting and causing her actual bodily harm in relation to an alleged headbut during an incident at his £1.7m mansion during a row over his alleged infidelity,

Giggs also faces an allegation of common assault of her sister, Emma Greville, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester. Giggs has pleaded not guilty to all charges. 

Delivering an opening statement to the jury, Mr Daw said Giggs fully accepts that his behaviour – on a moral level – at times during their time together was ‘far from perfect’.

The defendant also acknowledges that he did not always handle their arguments ‘in the best possible way’ and the jury may think the couple behaved like ‘squabbling teenagers’ in their numerous message exchanges, Mr Daw said.

However much of the evidence jurors would hear amounted to ‘exactly the sort of thing that goes on between arguing couples day in, day out’, he told them.

Addressing the night of the alleged assault, Mr Daw said the accusations were ‘based on distortion, exaggerations and lies’. ‘He assaulted no-one,’ he added.

Mr Daw said that in the weeks before the incident, Miss Greville had ‘said to her friends that she was determined not to walk away from the relationship with nothing’.

Speaking about the alleged headbut, he said that while the pair were ‘tussling’ over her phone, both tripped and fell to the floor, and Miss Greville kicked him in the face as he tried to disentangle himself.

Mr Daw said Giggs was not even aware that her sister was in the house at the time and certainly did not elbow her, as alleged.

The alleged headbutt was ‘not only a nasty lie but a ridiculous one’, he said, as the evidence will show there was mere ‘minor and accidental contact’ between their faces.

Denying the prosecution claim that Giggs subjected Miss Greville to controlling and coercive behaviour, Mr Daw pointed out that she had been earning a six-figure salary during the relationship – assisted by his introducing ‘most of her clients’ to her.

She kept her own apartment and was free to travel and see friends, he added, saying that in ‘stark contrast to the picture painted by Miss Greville, Mr Giggs did not control or coerce at all’.

Telling jurors they were not there to judge Giggs on ‘the morals of infidelity’, he urged them: ‘Keep your eye on the ball.’

It comes after the court heard how Giggs subjected his girlfriend to a ‘litany of physical and psychological abuse’ and headbutted her at his £1.7m mansion during a row over his alleged infidelity.

Prosecutor Peter Wright QC told Manchester’s Minshull Street Court that Giggs’s private life ‘involved a litany of abuse of a woman he professed to love’. 

Giggs would email Ms Greville when she blocked him on social media and threaten to send images ‘of a personal nature’, to her friends unless she did what he said, the court heard.

He allegedly harassed Ms Greville and turned up ‘unwanted’ at her house or gym.

Mr Wright added: ‘This was not an expression of love, this is obsessive behaviour by him.’

Mr Wright cited one message from Giggs, which stated: ‘Please unblock me. All this blocking malarkey is poo. Promise, no more naked piccies.’

Minutes later Giggs sent an email with an attachment, with the subject header, ‘Blackmail.’

Jurors were also asked if they had any personal connection to Sir Alex Ferguson, former defender Gary Neville or executive David Gill – sparking speculation the trio could play a role during the trial.

Opening the case, prosecutor Peter Wright QC said of the defendant: ‘He was idolised by his adoring fans and supporters. On the pitch his skills were abundant and a thing of beauty.

‘Off the pitch, in the privacy of his own personal life at home or behind closed doors, there was, we say the facts reveal, a much uglier and more sinister side to his character.

‘This was a private life that involved a litany of abuse, both physical and psychological, of a woman he professed to love.

‘A woman who, in reality, was, if the evidence is to be believed, treated in a way that cannot be excused or overlooked, by either an adoring public, or the law.

‘This is a story of control and coercion of a woman who thought she was loved and respected; sadly the reality was very different.’

The barrister continued: ‘Eventually, after years of turbulence, when the scales fell from her eyes, she realised she needed to remove herself from his sphere of influence.’

Mr Wright said the result of this decision to break away was the incident on November 1 2020, when Giggs is said to have ‘lost control’ and headbutted Ms Greville.

While out together with friends at Manchester’s Stock Exchange Hotel that evening Ms Greville decided to terminate their relationship, said Mr Wright.

He said: ‘She knew that the defendant had once again been cheating on her.

‘During the evening the defendant’s behaviour towards her led to her making that decision and make an early departure. In advance of her return home she informed her sister by text message of her plan.

‘She intended to make her departure before he got back from the hotel. The plan did not work.

‘As she was vacating the defendant’s home address, he came back and began arguing with her and trying to stop her leaving.’

The prosecutor said she took his phone as a ‘bargaining chip’ to try to persuade him not to prevent her from going.

A heated argument followed and Giggs then attempted to grab her phone, which was later found on a fence post in the garden of the property, said Mr Wright.

In the altercation that followed they grappled together on the floor before Ms Greville’s sister stepped in, the court heard.

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Pictured: An artist’s impression of ex-footballer Ryan Giggs appearing at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court. Mr Giggs denies a charge of coercive behaviour and assaulting his ex-girlfriend and her sister

Mr Wright said: ‘She (Emma Greville) tried to pull the defendant off her sister. For her pains the defendant, we say, deliberately elbowed her in the jaw causing her discomfort and shock that he would turn violence on to her as well her sister.

‘The argument between the defendant and Kate Greville moved to the kitchen. The couple continued to argue about her mobile phone.

‘At that stage, we say, the defendant entirely lost self-control and he deliberately headbutted Kate, thereby causing swelling to her lips and bruising. Emma then called the police, who attended the premises.’

Mr Wright told the jury he would give a ‘snapshot’ of the nature of the relationship between the defendant and Ms Greville, a woman more than 10 years younger than him.

He physically threw her, and her belongings, out of an address they were staying at, after Ms Greville challenged him about another woman and threw an item at her in a bust-up in a hotel room in London, the jury heard.

Giggs’ barrister, Chris Daw QC, said the ex-footballer fully accepts that his behaviour – on a moral level – at times during their time together was ‘far from perfect’.

Mr Daw said: ‘He never once used unlawful violence against Ms Greville during the course of their relationship, no matter how bad things got.

‘His defence to the assaults is simple. Those accusations are based on distortion, exaggerations and lies. He assaulted no-one.

‘In the weeks before, Kate Greville said to her friends that she was determined not to walk away from the relationship with nothing.’

He said Giggs and Ms Greville both tripped and fell to the floor in the kitchen at his home and she kicked him in the face as he tried to disentangle himself, and was not even aware that the complainant’s sister was in the house at the time and certainly did not elbow her.

The alleged headbutt was ‘not only a nasty lie but a ridiculous one’, he said, as the evidence will show there was mere ‘minor and accidental contact’ between their faces.

He went on: ‘In stark contrast to the picture painted by Ms Greville, Mr Giggs did not control or coerce at all.’

The court heard that Ms Greville was employed by PR firm Tangerine for part of the alleged period of controlling behaviour and also by Giggs’ own company, GG Hospitality.

Mr Daw said his client encouraged her career ambitions and went on to introduce most of her clients when she set up her business herself and earned a six-figure salary.

He said Ms Greville was ‘always completely financially independent’ and was free to travel and see her friends.

Giggs stood down in June as manager of the Wales national team following a period of leave since November 2020.

During his time at Old Trafford, Manchester United won 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League trophies, four FA Cups and three League Cups.

He won 64 caps for Wales and is co-owner of League Two side Salford City.

Giggs met Ms Greville in 2013 after she helped promote his Hotel Football venue, launched with ex-United teammate Gary Neville.

He divorced his wife Stacey in December 2017. 

Giggs discovered love once more with lingerie mannequin, Zara Charles, 33, who has ‘supported’ him via the fees.

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