Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has denied assaulting his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville.
He is accused of engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour towards Kate between August 2017 and November 2020.
Giggs pleaded not guilty to the offence against him at Manchester Crown Court today.
He also pleaded not guilty to assaulting Ms Greville and causing her bodily harm at his home on the 1st of November last year.
As well as this, Giggs pleaded not guilty to the common assault by beating Greville’s younger sister Emma, which also allegedly took place on the 1st of November last year.
His alleged controlling and coercive behaviour was read out by the clerk in the particulars of the indictment.
Some of the details of his abusive behaviour include messaging Kate and/or blocking her when she was on nights out, threatening to send emails to her friends and employers about her sexual relationship and behaviour, throwing her belongings out of the house when she asked about Giggs’ relationship with other women, as well as turning up uninvited at her home or workplace after she tried to break off the relationship.