On the second day of the trial, Giggs’s ex-girlfriend Kate Greville became tearful as she described how he would become “angry” if she was not a “good girl” during their relationship.
An ex-girlfriend of Ryan Giggs has told a court he looked her “straight in the eyes” and headbutted her in the face during an alleged assault at his home.
Kate Greville said she could “taste the blood” after she was attacked by the former Manchester United star following a row at a hotel in November 2020.
Giggs is standing trial accused of using controlling and coercive behaviour against Ms Greville, as well as assaulting her and her younger sister Emma.
The former Wales manager denies the charges against him.
On the second day of his trial, Ms Greville gave evidence from behind a screen in court and became tearful as she described how Giggs would become “angry” if she was not a “good girl” during their relationship.
Among her allegations, she claimed:
• Giggs “flipped” during an incident in 2017 and “dragged” her in a hotel room while she was naked before throwing her belongings into a corridor
• The former footballer threw a bag containing a laptop at her head after she accused him of flirting with another woman in 2019
• She has photographic evidence of bruising on her body allegedly caused by Giggs during an incident on a trip to Dubai in 2020
• She discovered evidence on an iPad of eight women who Giggs allegedly cheated with during their relationship
• Giggs referred to her as “c***” in messages and told her “you don’t deserve to be a parent” after she had spoken of her desire to be a mother
• The former midfielder “randomly” sent a naked photo of himself to her and she feared he could post “something of a really private nature” on a work WhatsApp group
• Giggs would call Ms Greville by the name of his ex-wife, Stacey, as his “ultimate insult”
Describing the day of the alleged assault on 1 November 2020, Ms Greville said she and Giggs had met friends at a hotel while her sister Emma looked after the couple’s dog at their home in Worsley.
She said she was already planning to leave Giggs when he was due to be away with the Wales football team and she had secretly signed for a flat.
Ms Greville said she and Giggs had an argument at the hotel after she told a friend that a man had asked her out for a date.
She said Giggs asked her why she did not tell the man that she had a boyfriend and he became “angry”.
Ms Greville told the court the former footballer kept telling her to apologise, adding: “I stood my ground and he stood up and stormed out.