MANCHESTER: The Wales football manager Ryan Giggs threw his ex-girlfriend out of their hotel room naked and kicked her in the back, a court has been told.
The former Manchester United winger is accused of a pattern of controlling and coercive behaviour against Kate Greville between August 2017 and November 2020.
He pleaded not guilty to the offence at Manchester Crown Court on Friday.
Giggs denies a second count that he assaulted Ms Greville, 36, and caused her actual bodily harm on November 1 2020, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester.
The Salford City co-owner also pleaded not guilty to the common assault by beating of Ms Greville’s youngster sister, Emma Greville during the same alleged incident.
Shortly after he was charged with the offences, Giggs issued a statement in which he denied all the allegations and said he would ‘look forward to clearing my name’.
In a hearing lasting less than an hour, the court also heard the former couple were involved in a separate civil dispute over ownership of a pet.
Giggs is expected go on trial in the criminal proceedings at Manchester Crown Court on January 24.