Ryan Giggs admits his reputation as a love cheat is ‘justified’

Ryan Giggs has been giving evidence at Manchester Crown Court (Picture: PA)

Ryan Giggs has admitted his reputation for infidelity is ‘justified’, telling jurors he is unable to resist the advances of an attractive woman. 

The former Manchester Unites star, 48, is on trial accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville, 38, and her sister during an incident at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on November 1, 2020. 

He is also accused of using controlling and coercive behaviour against Ms Greville between August 2017 and November 2020. 

Last week, Ms Greville told a jury Giggs grabbed her by the shoulders and head-butted her after she confronted him about his serial cheating.  

In the lead up to the alleged attack, she said she learned he had ‘full-on relationships’ with eight women while they were together.  

The PR executive also claims she became ‘a slave to his every need and every demand’.  

On Tuesday, Giggs, who denies all the allegations, stepped into the witness box to give evidence as the defence case got underway. 

His barrister Chris Daw QC opened his questioning by asking: ‘To begin with, you are well known all over the world for two things. 

‘One, as a footballer?’ 

‘Yes,’ Giggs replied. 

Mr Daw continued: ‘But you are also known for something else, you have a reputation for infidelity?’ 

Giggs said: ‘Yes.’ Mr Daw followed on: ‘Is that reputation justified?’ Giggs repeated: ‘Yes.’ 

Ryan Giggs admits his reputation as a love cheat is ‘justified’

The former Manchester United footballer arrives at Manchester Crown Court (Picture: PA)

Ryan Giggs admits his reputation as a love cheat is ‘justified’

His mother Lynne Giggs was also pictured arriving (Picture: PA)

The barrister then asked: ‘In the course of your relationships with women, up to and including Ms Greville, have you managed to be faithful to any of them?’ 

‘No,’ Giggs said. 

Mr Daw asked: ‘If an attractive woman has shown you interest regardless of your marital status, are you able to resist?’ 

Giggs again replied: ‘No.’ 

Mr Daw said: ‘Are you a flirt by nature?’ 

‘Yes,’ Giggs said. He confirmed that he lied to his ex-wife Stacey and Ms Greville about his infidelities. 

Mr Daw asked: ‘Have you ever physically assaulted a woman?’ Giggs said, ‘No,’ before the QC  went on: ‘Either on November 1, 2020, or on any other occasion?’ 

Giggs repeated: ‘No.’ 

His barrister asked: ‘Have you ever set out to control or coerce a woman in any way or in the ways alleged by Ms Greville?’ Giggs said: ‘No.’ 

Mr Daw continued: ‘Did you make Kate Greville a slave to your every need and every demand as she described?’ Giggs said: ‘I did not.’ 

Ryan Giggs admits his reputation as a love cheat is ‘justified’

Court artist sketch of Giggs watching Ms Greville giving evidence on police video (Picture: PA)

Giggs told jurors about his early football career, training with Manchester City before being spotted by Sir Alex Ferguson at the age of 13 and ultimately playing for the first team at Manchester United whilst still a teenager. 

He said his life ‘changed’ from the age of 17 onwards when he started ‘getting noticed in the street and articles being written about me, whether it be about football or my personal life’. 

On how being a footballer affected his relationship with women, Giggs said: ‘Yeah, I just probably got a little bit more attention than perhaps my friends because I was well known, especially within Manchester.’ 

Asked whether this was something he ‘embraced’, he replied: ‘Yeah, I mean, my primary concern was I was focused on my football but I was still hanging around with my friends from school so we would still go out on Saturday night in Manchester and still socialise.’ 

Earlier, jurors heard Giggs was interviewed the day after he was arrested. 

The court was told he provided a hand-written prepared statement which began with the words: ‘At this stage I feel very emotional about the incident.’ 

Ryan Giggs admits his reputation as a love cheat is ‘justified’

Giggs with members of his legal team (Picture: PA)

It went on: ‘I accept during the tussle she caught me in the face, causing bleeding to the lip and inner mouth. 

‘I may have caught her and her sister during the scuffle but at no time was there any attempt to harm either of them.’ 

He said he asked both sisters to leave his house, but they refused. 

In the statement, Giggs added: ‘To try to defuse any further physical confrontation I asked my next-door neighbour to phone the police. Unfortunately, she would not. 

‘I had no option but to demand my phone to ring the police. I went to the utility room to get hers (Kate Greville’s). 

‘At this point she gave me my phone and rather foolishly I decided to keep hers… I should not have done this but was emotional, angry and upset.’ 

The footballer was planning to call the police, but Ms Greville then grabbed his hand and a scuffle developed with her sister Emma ‘standing in close proximity’. 

Giggs stated: ‘I accept during this scuffle my head clashed with hers (Kate). 

‘I am not sure if it was the face or head, but I am sure it was not deliberate.’ 

Giggs said that on both occasions he was attacked in the tussle and added: ‘But I would agree that both sisters were hurt. 

‘I regret that this argument got so out of hand. 

‘Kate and I had had a great week together and I was looking forward to our night at the Stock Exchange and the use of the hotel. 

‘We have been together for over four years and, like many couples, have our ups and downs, mostly ups. I sincerely hope this is not the end of our relationship. 

‘The last thing I would want to do is to harm her physically and emotionally.’ 

He said he could see she was ‘hurt and crying’ on the night and he later went outside as the police arrived at his house. 

Giggs said: ‘I was pleased as this argument had been going on for over an hour and, as I thought at the beginning, this was the only way this argument would end.’ 

The former Wales international was again interviewed by police a month later, in relation to an allegation of coercive and controlling behaviour after officers obtained more alleged details from Ms Greville. 

In a prepared defence statement given to police and read in court by prosecutor Peter Wright QC, Giggs said: ‘I will not accept that my behaviour towards my former partner has been in any way controlling or coercive, nor that I have done any of the incidents in the manner described.’ 

Responding to an allegation he had threatened to release intimate photos of Ms Greville and/or himself, Giggs’ statement said he ‘didn’t recall’ making the threat and would ‘never’ have released such material. 

‘I would be terrified of the publicity that would be generated,’ he said. 

‘Kate knows how I feel regarding the press and negative publicity.’ 

The statement said that even if a threat had been made ‘in jest or in drink’, it would be ‘preposterous’ for Ms Greville to believe it would be carried out. 

Ryan Giggs admits his reputation as a love cheat is ‘justified’

Giggs is being asked questions by his barrister Chris Daw QC (Picture: Reuters)

Giggs said he was ‘proud’ of his partner’s success and that she retained her independence throughout the relationship. 

But in his statement, he also claimed Ms Greville had tried to ‘control our relationship’, including an incident when she was jealous of his ‘contact with other females’. 

‘She ordered me to message certain women with whom she incorrectly accused me of having an affair,’ he said. 

‘She dictated the content of the messages and watched me while I sent them.’ 

He described the relationship as mainly ‘wonderful’, adding: ‘We would, of course, argue, but neither of us had any more control over the other.’ 

Later he said the relationship being described was ‘not the one I understood it to be’. 

He said: ‘It has been suggested these incidents happened when I was the worse for drink, when in fact Kate becomes jealous when she is drunk and admits goading me for a reaction. 

‘I would never react with violence. Despite allegations of violence, I often walk away from incidents.’ 

Rather than arguments being caused by him being ‘defensive’ over allegations of cheating, he said they started for ‘all sorts of reasons, including me suggesting she was flirting with other males’. 

‘I feel extremely distressed, hurt and emotional by the way this relationship is being painted to me,’ he said. 

‘I had no idea Kate was planning to end the relationship; I have only learned this since the incident.’ 

The trial continues. 

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