A court heard that former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs allegedly kicked his ex-girlfriend in the back and threw her naked out of their hotel room.
The claim is part of a pattern of controlling and coercive behavior directed at Kate Greville, 36, between August 2017 and November 2020.
Giggs appeared in Manchester Crown Court on Friday, where he pleaded not guilty to the aforementioned offense.
He denied a second count that he assaulted Ms Greville and caused her actual bodily harm on November 1 last year at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester. Giggs also pleaded not guilty in the same incident to common assault by beating Ms Greville's younger sister, Emma.
In the particulars of the indictment, the clerk read out details of his alleged controlling and coercive behavior.
According to SkySports, Giggs is accused of the following:
- Messaging her and/or blocking her when she was on nights out with others, or she asked about your relationship with others
- Threatening to send e-mails to her friends and her employers about your sexual relationship and behaviour
- Throwing her belongings out of your house when she questioned you about relationships with other women
- At the Stafford Hotel in London, kicking her in the back, and then throwing her out of the hotel bedroom naked, followed by throwing her bag at her when she accused you of flirting with other women
- Sending constant unwanted messages and making constant unwanted calls to her and her friends when she tried to break off the relationship
- After she had tried to break off the relationship, regularly turning up unannounced and uninvited at her home, workplace, and gym
During the alleged incident in Worsley, Giggs is said to have purposefully head-butted his ex-girlfriend.
Shortly after being charged, he issued a statement in which he denied all of the allegations and stated that he "looked forward to clearing my name."
The court also heard the former couple were involved in a separate civil dispute over ownership of a pet during a hearing that lasted just over 30 minutes.
On January 24, Giggs will stand trial in the criminal proceedings at Manchester Crown Court.