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Giggs had affairs with eight women, ex-girlfriend tells assault trial

The former partner of Ryan Giggs has described an incident during their relationship in which the football star allegedly “flipped” in a hotel room and threw her out into the corridor naked.

August 9, 2022
By Kim Pilling and Pat Hurst
9 August 2022

Former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs had “full-on relationships” with eight other women while he was with the ex-girlfriend he is accused of assaulting, a court has been told.

PR executive Kate Greville, 36, claimed she discovered the footballer’s affairs on his tablet computer shortly before she decided to leave him.

“The reality of what I had found on that iPad was way worse than I could imagine.”

Kate Greville

Giggs, 48, is alleged to have headbutted Greville at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on November 1, 2020.

On Tuesday, a jury at Manchester Crown Court was shown a police interview with Greville.

She said Giggs constantly denied he was cheating on her but she “needed to know the truth” so she checked his device.

“The reality of what I had found on that iPad was way worse than I could imagine,”

“Eight women he was having affairs with while he was with me.

“Full-on relationships.”

She told police she met Giggs in 2013 and they started an affair when they were both married, and she left her husband two months later.

“It was like he was my best friend but there were definite red flags,” she said of Giggs.

She told police: “It was like he was almost two people. It was like, ‘Is he a good person? Is he a bad person?’

“I started to get horrendous anxiety.”

Ryan Giggs court case
Court sketch of Ryan Giggs watching Kate Greville giving evidence on police video. (Elizabeth Cook/PA Images)

She described an incident during their relationship when the former Wales winger and then coach “flipped” in a hotel room and grabbed her by the wrists “hard”.

She said he “literally dragged” her naked body across the floor before he threw her belongings into the corridor.

Greville said she was “left humiliated and embarrassed” as she found herself with no clothes on in the middle of the corridor.

“That was the first time he was aggressive to me,” she said.

Ryan Giggs arriving at Manchester Crown Court
Ryan Giggs arriving at Manchester Crown Court for day two of the trial. (Peter Powell/PA Images)

Greville said that after more stormy periods in their relationship Giggs told her he had a “plan” and they were going to get a dog and she moved into his house.

“It was just on another level,” she said.

“There was lots of put-downs, taking the piss out of me all the time. Really secretive with his phone.”

Greville said Giggs would tell her to leave, then beg her to come back, then criticise her if his evening meal was not ready.

“He was kind of gaslighting me,” she said.

“A very subtle kind of thing. I was like his housemaid or his mum, if his tea was not ready on time.”

Giggs is alleged to have “lost control” and headbutted Greville after she decided to leave him.

He is also alleged to have elbowed Greville’s sister Emma in the jaw as she attempted to pull him off her sibling as they grappled on the floor.

Giggs stood down in June as coach of the Wales national team after a period of leave since November 2020.

He denies using controlling and coercive behaviour against Greville between August 2017 and November 2020, assaulting her, causing actual bodily harm, and the common assault of her younger sister.

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