The Manchester United legend took a stand for the first time in his week-long trial denied physically assaulting former partner, public relations agent Kate Greville. almost two years ago or the control over them during their troubled relationship for years. But under questioning by his own lawyer, the 48-year-old admitted to a lifelong infidelity, agree it was him “a flirt by nature” and can’t “Resist” the pursuit of attractive women although married or in a relationship.
Giggs is on trial at Manchester Crown Court over claims he subjected 36-year-old Greville to an a “Litany of Abuse, Both Physical and Psychological” This included banging her head in the face when she tried to end their relationship. The former Welsh national team manager whose career was turned upside down by the charges If convicted, he faces a five-year prison sentence.
When prosecutors rested their case Tuesday morning, jurors heard details from a handwritten statement he later gave police was arrested in November 2020 on suspicion of assaulting Greville and her sister Emma. In it, he described a scuffle between the trio over a cell phone, during which Giggs called him out “may have caught her and her sister”.
“But that wasn’t at any time There is no attempt to harm any of them. added the explanation.
– ‘Roller Coaster Type Relationship’ –
Giggs said the couple’s more than four-year relationship – which began when he was married to the mother of his two children – had its ups and downs. “Despite allegations of violence I often stay away from incidents,” The former footballer insisted on the police statement, adding: “I would never react with violence”.
He also told officers in another later statement, which was also read in court: “I will not accept my behavior towards my former partner been controlling or coercive in any way”. “Roller Coaster-Type Relationship”Giggs denied threatening to release specific images or videos of Greville in order to emotionally blackmail her.
He told the court that had “never” shared private photos or videos, insisted he would never share such material. The trial will continue on Wednesday. A dazzling teenage talent, Giggs ended his career at Old Trafford as the most decorated player in English football history.
As a player, he set a club record for Manchester United in 23 years with 963 games and won 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies. He then began his coaching career at Old Trafford and took temporary charge at the end of the 2013/14 season after David Moyes was sacked, before working as Louis van Gaal’s assistant for two years.
Giggs was appointed Wales boss in January 2018, helping them qualify for Euro 2020 only her second major tournament appearance since the 1958 World Cup.