Ryan Giggs’ ex ‘told boss bruises were from rough sex as he bombarded her with so many emails they tried to BLOCK him’


RYAN Giggs’ ex-girlfriend told bosses her bruises were from rough sex as they tried to block his “intense” emails, a court heard today.

Kate Greville, 38, claims the ex-Man Utd player subjected her to a three-year reign of terror in which he used “controlling and coercive behaviour”.

Ryan Giggs bombarded his ex-girlfriend with so many emails her employer tried to BLOCK him, a court heard

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Ryan Giggs bombarded his ex-girlfriend with so many emails her employer tried to BLOCK him, a court heardCredit: PA
Kate Greville, 38, claims the ex-Man Utd player subjected her to a three-year reign of terror

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Kate Greville, 38, claims the ex-Man Utd player subjected her to a three-year reign of terrorCredit: pixel8000
The court heard how Kate tried to block "intense" emails from Giggs because they were "interfering with her work"

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The court heard how Kate tried to block “intense” emails from Giggs because they were “interfering with her work”Credit: PA

As the second week of his trial kicked off, the court heard how her bosses tried to block emails from Giggs because they were “interfering with her work”.

Kate’s PR firm boss Elsa Roodt – who appeared on a video link from Dubai – said that Q Communications had “no other option” than to try to stop Giggs’ messages from bombarding her.

Ms Roodt also said she noticed Kate had bruises on her arms the morning after an incident with Giggs at the Westin Hotel in 2017.

But Kate said the marks were from “rough sex” following an argument.

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Ms Roodt started PR firm Q Communications in Dubai with Ms Greville’s university friend Katie Harvey in around 2010.

Kate was then taken on to help set up their Abu Dhabi office in 2016.

Ms Roodt was asked by prosecutor Peter Wright QC about seeing Kate the day after an incident with Giggs at the Westin Hotel in 2017.

She said Ms Greville had bruises on her arm and “had been crying”. Kate told her the pair had an argument in the hotel room.

“I asked her how she got the bruise and she said after the argument they had ended up having quite rough sex and the bruises were from that,” Ms Roodt said.

The witness also described seeing Ms Greville with bruises on her arm after an incident in February 2020.

Ms Roodt said: “She said Ryan had got physical with her the night before in the hotel room.”

The boss described having to stop Giggs’ emails after they began distracting Kate.

“At one stage, early on in her employment, we had to call our internet provider to block Ryan Giggs’ email,” Ms Roodt told the court.

“It was intense and Kate couldn’t do her work.

“It was interfering with her work and we had no other option than to try and block his email.”

Ms Roodt said that Kate was “very bubbly, very happy” when she first started working for Q Communications.

But as time went on, Kate “started to be very distracted” and seemed “a lot more worried”, Ms Roodt added.

Kate became preoccupied with answering her phone and “being available at all times”.

The court heard Kate is currently a managing partner in the UK branch of Ms Roodt’s business.

Giggs, 48, denies using controlling and coercive behaviour against Ms Greville, assaulting her, causing actual bodily harm, and the common assault of her younger sister.

Last week, the court heard Giggs threw a laptop bag at his ex’s head and kicked her so hard she fell off the bed.

Kate claimed Giggs attacked her at the swanky Stafford Hotel in London in December 2019.

In a witness statement, Kate said the footballer “threw a bag at my head with a laptop in it which caused my head to swell and bruise”.

She also claimed Giggs booted her out the bed and threw her out the hotel room naked in the alleged attack, which led to the ex-midfielder being arrested.

During cross examination, Giggs’ barrister Chris Daw QC asked if Kate was “trying to make everything sound as bad as it could”.

She replied: “No it was 100 per cent what happened.”

He also quizzed the PR exec over texts the pair exchanged the next day about how hungover they were.

‘CYCLE OF ABUSE’

Kate also thanked Giggs for coming to pick her up, saying it was “very lovely” of him.

Mr Daw said: “This was the day after you claim he violently assaulted you and reading these messages we don’t even get a hint of that.”

Kate replied: “He made me feel like it was my fault, he made me feel insecure and made me feel I couldn’t have a problem with what happened because it was my fault.”

She also told how living with Giggs in lockdown was “utter hell” but claimed at that point she was in a “cycle of abuse”.

In her previous evidence, Kate told how she became a “slave to his every need and every demand”.

She added: “He made me feel like I had to do what he said, otherwise there were consequences.”

Kate said she was a “vulnerable” position when their relationship started and claimed Giggs “played on it”.

She also told jurors the footballer “isolated me from certain people” and “interfered with my ability to interact with my family”.

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In another alleged violent incident in Dubai in September 2017, Kate claimed she was dragged naked from their hotel bed and pulled across the lounge suite when she said something he “didn’t like”.

She said she was left with a bruise on her arm when she was forced to retrieve her belongings from the hotel corridor naked.

Kate's bosses tried to block emails from Giggs because they were 'interfering with her work'

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Kate’s bosses tried to block emails from Giggs because they were ‘interfering with her work’Credit: Reuters





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