GARY Neville was dragged into the Ryan Giggs court case today as Whatsapp messages and emails were read to the jury.
His former Manchester United team-mate is accused of stalking and blackmailing 38-year-old Kate Greville over a three-year period.
Ms Greville told the court how Giggs promised her children and demanded sex all the time while he was with eight other women.
She also claimed he once headbutted her and nearly ripped her lip after refusing to give her her phone.
Meanwhile, emails from early 2019 exchanged between Kate Greville’s old work laptop and Ryan Giggs’ cellphone pointed to Gary Neville being part of a WhatsApp workgroup with the couple.
Ms Greville said she blocked Giggs after finding out he was in a relationship with another woman she called Zara Charles.
Giggs sent an email with the subject line: “WTF!!! Block me” after Ms Greville blocked his calls on WhatsApp.
His follow-up email read, “Damn it, unblock me now.”
Giggs then said that if Ms Greville didn’t unblock his personal WhatsApp number, he would “follow” her on the WhatsApp workgroup.
She told the court this referred to a work WhatsApp group of which they were both members.
Ms Greville said: “I was scared. He could have sent anything, he wasn’t very rational so he might send something private, personal. Something that would embarrass me, humiliate me.”
She was then working for GG Hospitality, a company owned by Ryan Giggs and his former Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville.
Peter Wright QC asked: “Who was GG Hospitality?”
Ms Greville said: “It was Ryan and Gary Neville.”
Giggs then texts her with the name of a male colleague, the court heard.
Ms Greville said: “He jumped to conclusions that I had met someone who was a work colleague.”
It was Ryan and Gary Neville.
The accused then sent another message: “Private messages and if you have the damn cheek to say I’m in [the woman].”
Ms Greville said: “He thinks I’m a private message [the male colleague] about being in a relationship but it was never in relation to us it was just co-workers and there was nothing going on.”
Giggs texted her: “Are you f***ing dating? [him]if so, you are done.”
Ms Greville said: “(I thought) he was trying to ruin my career, ruin my job.”
The accused then wrote to her: “I will ask in the group who you are going out with.”
When asked how she felt about it, Ms Greville said: “Ashamed, embarrassed, humiliated. My career was so important and he capitalized on that all the time.”
Giggs texted her and said: “Leave it to me, let’s ask Gary and Michaela. Flirt in workgroup chat.”
When asked who Gary and Michaela were, Ms Greville said it was Gary Neville and his PA.
Giggs also texted her: “Want me to let you go Kate?” The witness said this was in relation to a personal relationship.
When he texted her later, she told him, “I thought you let me go.”
He replied: “No way, where are you, who are you with? You’re beautiful.” and “Talk to me, don’t be so damn rude.”
Previously, Ms Greville opened up about how Giggs allegedly headbutted her after a night out.
Ms Greville told how she went with Giggs to the Stock Exchange Hotel – partly owned by defendant and ex-footballer Gary Neville – on the afternoon of November 1 to meet friends, including Neville’s personal assistant.
An argument broke out at dinner, Ms Greville said as she told Giggs about a man who had earlier asked her out for drinks.
She told the court, “I said to this guy, ‘I can’t believe you asked me out, you have a girlfriend.’
Then he came up to me and hit me in the face with his head. He just walked up to me, grabbed my shoulders and slammed his head in my face.
Mr. Wright asked what Giggs’ response was. She replied, “It was, ‘Why didn’t you say you had a boyfriend?’
“He was angry. He kept attacking me. He wanted me to agree with him. I wasn’t ready to do that. I stood up for myself.”
Ms Greville said Giggs “stormed” out of the restaurant and up to her hotel room, where they planned to spend the night.
She told her sister, who was dog-sitting for her at the time, to pack her things, but Giggs unloaded her things in garbage bags from her car in front of the house.
The pair then wrestled over Ms Greville’s phone in the hallway of the house and in an adjacent utility room.
Ms Greville continued: “He pushed me backwards, I landed on my back in the utility room. I was lying on my back on the floor with my phone in my hand.
“Ryan was on top of me. He pushes me to the floor and tries to reach for the phone in my hand.
“I tried to do everything in my power to take him away from me. I called my sister for help: ‘Take him from me’.”
She said her sister Emma grabbed Giggs by the waist to pull him down but he pushed his arm back to try to pry her off him and it is claimed he hit her in the jaw.
Giggs then managed to grab Ms Greville’s phone and pin her head to the ground as he got off her, she said.
She said Giggs told her he had called the police and would tell officers Ms Greville had assaulted him and was a “psycho”.
Of the alleged headbutt Ryan Giggs then carried out, she added: “I said I’m glad the police are coming because you attacked me and I’m going to tell them what happened.
“He came up to me and hit me in the face with his head. He just walked up to me, grabbed my shoulders and slammed his head in my face.
“I said, ‘I can’t believe you just did that’. I was in shock. I fell backwards, my lip immediately swelled up, so I put my hands to my mouth. I could taste the blood.
“I was just in shock. All the other times he hurt me, it was different. That was with real intention. He really wanted to hurt me.”
Ms Greville will continue to testify on Wednesday.
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