Ryan Giggs’s ex tells trial she was a ‘slave to his every need’

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Kate Greville has said in the trial of ex-Manchester United star Ryan Giggs that if he told her to do something, she would do it

Ryan Giggs’ ex-girlfriend Kate Greville has told the court she has become “a slave to all his needs and demands”.

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The 36-year-old told a jury at Manchester Crown Court on Wednesday that if Giggs told her to do something, she would do it.

Giggs, 48, denies using controlling and coercive behavior against Ms Greville, assaulting her, causing actual assault and committing the collective assault on her younger sister Emma between August 2017 and November 2020.

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Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs appears in court.

What did Kate Greville say under cross-examination?

The PR executive said during cross-examination of defending Chris Daw QC: “He made me feel like I had to do what he said or there would be consequences.”

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The court heard that Ms Greville had made a statement the day before the trial began, saying she had felt like a “slave” to the accused.

She said: “That’s what it felt like. If Ryan said do something, I would do it.”

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Ms Greville agreed she gave a number of testimonies to police following the alleged attack in November 2020, including two in the last week.

Mr Daw asked: “Did you tell the whole truth in making these statements to the police?”

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Mr Daw said: “Have you ever told the police any lies about anything?”

Ms Greville replied: “No.”

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The attorney continued, “Have you ever told lies to anyone else – your family and friends – in relation to this case?”

Mr Daw said: “It’s your position, isn’t it, that he practically manipulated you into getting into a relationship at all – some level of mind games?”

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Ms Greville said: “I was in a vulnerable position and he played on it.”

Mr Daw said: “Wasn’t that just two consenting adults who were both married the same at the time and were having an affair?”

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The witness replied, “There was a certain imbalance on my side because of the situation I was in with my ex-husband.”

What did she say about the alleged control behavior?

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She told the court that Giggs’ allegedly controlling behavior also affected their friendships and “he isolated me from certain people.”

She added he also “impaired my ability to interact with my family.”

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Ms Greville told the court that violence by Giggs was “not regular” and that he would use aggression more as a form of control.

Mr Daw asked: “Are you saying he undermined your confidence and self-esteem and in that way belittled you in general?”

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She said: “Yes, by and large he was, but on the other hand it was two extremes. Other times he gave me confidence.

“He wasn’t always terrible, not always terrible. It was hot and cold. Two different people. The result of his behavior … eroded my confidence.”

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In May 2019, Ms. Greville Giggs wrote, saying, “I love everything you do for me.”

The ex-footballer replied: “For example?”

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Ms Greville wrote: “If you pick me up. All support. The convos. All.”

Mr Daw asked her, “Was that the truth?”

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She told the court: “We were in a really good place at that point. We had just gotten back together.”

Mr. Daw said, “No slave here?”

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“No,” said the witness.

Ms Greville said she was “really into psychology” and throughout the relationship googled what was happening in their relationship.

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“What came up wasn’t compulsion, it was narcissistic personality disorder,” she told the court. “And what I experienced was very similar to that.”

What did she say when asked about the compensation?

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Mr Daw asked: “Does Ryan’s public profile or net worth have anything to do with your interest in him?”

She replied: “It wasn’t the money side that was attractive. The fact that he was a footballer put me off.”

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Mr Daw asked the witness if she “plans to claim a large sum of damages when this is over?”

Ms Greville replied: “Absolutely not.”

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She said the couple first had sex during a work event at a London hotel in December 2014 and she left her husband the following February.

On Tuesday, Ms Greville told a jury that Giggs grabbed her by the shoulders and headbutted her in November 2020 after previously confronting him about his serial cheating.

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She said ahead of the alleged attack that she learned he had “full relationships” with eight women while they were together.

The discovery of messages “reaching back years” on the former Wales international’s iPad prompted her to decide to leave him, she said.

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