Wales manager Ryan Giggs has pleaded not guilty to using controlling behavior and assaulting his former girlfriend.
The former Manchester United winger is one of British football’s most-decorated footballers following his 24-year career at Old Trafford and was appointed an OBE in 2007 .
Giggs denied assaulting Kate Greville and her sister Emma Greville while at his home in Salford last November.
Last Friday, Manchester Crown Court heard claims that Mr Giggs used a pattern of forceful and controlling behavior against Ms Greville including claims he kicked her naked out of a hotel room.
The former Manchester United player pleaded not guilty to using controlling behavior against Ms Greville, 36, between August 2017 and November 2020.
Appearing in court, the alleged details of the behavior were read out to Mr Giggs and included claims he threatened to send emails to her friends and employers about their sexual relationship, and threw her belongings out of his house when she questioned him about relationships with other women.
He also allegedly kicked her in the back, and threw her out of a London hotel room naked, when she accused him of flirting with other women.
Giggs is said to have turned up uninvited at his ex-girlfriend’s home, gym and workplace severally.
Mr Giggs denied assaulting Ms Greville and causing her actual bodily harm following an incident at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on 1 November last year.
He also pleaded not guilty to common assault by beating of Ms Greville’s younger sister, Emma, in the same alleged incident.
The former winger is due to go on trial at Manchester Crown Court on 24 January.
The unfolding events will be a great disappointment for Manchester United fans who highly regard Giggs as a Legend and were at one time rallying around for Giggs to be appointed Manager.