Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs allegedly kicked his ex-girlfriend and threw her out of their hotel bedroom naked, a court has heard.
The claim forms part of what is said to be a pattern of coercive behaviour against Kate Greville, 36, between August 2017 and November 2020.
On Friday, Giggs, manager of the Wales national team, appeared at Manchester Crown Court where he entered a not guilty plea to the offences leveled against him.
He denied a second count that he assaulted Ms Greville and caused her actual bodily harm at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, in November 2020.
Details of his alleged controlling behaviour were read out by the clerk of the court in the particulars of the indictment.
These details accuse Giggs, 47, of:
- Messaging her and/or blocking her when she was on nights out with others, or she asked about your relationship with others
- Threatening to send e-mails to her friends and her employers about your sexual relationship and behaviour
- Throwing her belongings out of your house when she questioned you about relationships with other women
- At the Stafford Hotel in London, kicking her in the back, and then throwing her out of the hotel bedroom naked, followed by throwing her bag at her when she accused you of flirting with other women
- Sending constant unwanted messages and making constant unwanted calls to her and her friends when she tried to break off the relationship
- After she had tried to break off the relationship, regularly turning up unannounced and uninvited at her home, workplace and gym
In a hearing lasting around 30 minutes, the court also heard the former lovers were involved in a separate civil dispute over ownership of a pet.
Giggs will go on trial in the criminal proceedings at Manchester Crown Court on January 24.
A further pre-trial hearing will take place at the same court on October 8.
Judge Hilary Manley extended Giggs’s bail on condition he must not contact Kate or Emma Greville, or go to any address where they are.
In his time at Manchester United, the English Premier League (EPL) club won 13 Premier League titles, two UEFA Champions League (UCL) trophies, four FA Cups and three League Cups.
Giggs is also a co-owner of League Two side Salford City.