Man United icon kept wife ‘like a slave’, court hears – RT Sport News


Old Trafford legend Ryan Giggs is accused of controlling his behavior and assaulting

Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs, who is on trial accused of coercive and abusive behavior towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville and her sister, has kept Greville’like a slave to his every request”, Manchester Crown Court heard on Wednesday.

Former Wales manager Giggs, who is known to be one of Manchester United’s greatest players, is accused of a litany of abuse by Greville throughout their relationship, including causing him actual bodily harm and joint assault of his younger sister Emma between August 2017 and November 2020. He denies the charges.

Under cross-examination, Greville said that Giggs “made me feel like I had to do what he said otherwise there were consequences” and added that the allegations she made to the police were “100%” true.

She also dismissed a claim that an allegation she made of an assault on Giggs at a Dubai hotel in 2017 was a “bundle of liesafter saying that Giggs dragged her naked from a hotel room with her belongings, while injuring her arm.


Giggs also allegedly assaulted Greville and his sister at his home in Greater Manchester on November 1, 2020. It is alleged that he headbutted Greville on this occasion after she confronted him about having sex with several other women.

She added that Giggs tried to exert control over several aspects of his life and that he tried to “interfere with my ability to interact with my family and parts of my social life.

Giggs was”pleasant“, she said, in the early stages of their relationship but her behavior became more aggressive after moving in together during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Man Utd icon quits national team role awaiting trial for assault

He was regularly aggressive“, she said in court. “It wasn’t constant violence. There was no regular violence but there were times in our relationship when he was violent.”

As she was in tears on the witness stand, she clarified: “I couldn’t believe this person who could show me this [affection] could do that to me too. I didn’t know who the real person was.

I felt it was my fault that he did those things to me…maybe I annoyed him too much.”

Giggs appeared for Manchester United 963 times and served as Wales manager between January 2018 and November 2020. He temporarily resigned in light of the allegations and later confirmed in June this year that he would not be returning to the job .

Rob Page will instead take charge of Wales at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.

The trial continues.

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