RYAN Giggs will find out today if he faces a retrial over allegations that he headbutted his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville.
The former footballer, 48, is said to have assaulted the 38-year-old public relations executive and controlled her under duress over a three-year period.
He stood trial last month and was charged between December 2017 and November 2020 with actual assault and controlling and coercive behavior against Kate.
He also denied the joint assault by beating of Kate’s sister Emma on November 1, 2020.
But after 22 hours and 59 minutes of deliberations, the jury reached no verdict and the trial collapsed.
The ex-Wales boss will now learn his fate at a case management hearing at Manchester Crown Court later in the day.
Giggs, who is on bail, is not expected to show up.
He has previously been warned that a future retrial could not take place until June 2023 at the earliest.
During last month’s explosive trial, which left the sports star in tears, Kate claimed she had become “a slave to all his needs”.
She said Giggs “made me feel like I had to do what he said or there would be consequences.”
The court heard how Kate confronted her then-partner about his infidelity after finding “evidence” he had cheated on her with eight women when he allegedly headbutted her in the face.
Subsequent messages read to the jury took that number to at least 12, and the former Manchester United ace’s love life was exposed when he admitted he hadn’t been faithful to any woman, including Kate and ex-wife Stacey Giggs.
The jury was also told how the couple exchanged 19,671 messages during their relationship.
In one, he told Kate, “I’m going to haunt you like crazy – I’m good at that,” while in another he warned her, “I’m so freaking crazy… I scare myself.” I could do anything.”
He was also accused of bombarding her with sexual texts and threatening to publicly share adult videos of them if she didn’t respond.
Others were harrowing poems, in which he told Kate she made him “as hard as a totem pole” and praised her legs and vivacity.
Kate said in a police statement read in court: “He wouldn’t leave me alone.”
Giggs later admitted he can’t resist an “attractive woman” — regardless of whether he’s in a relationship.
And he confessed he had lied to his former wife Stacey and other friends, including Kate, “many times”.
Shortly after he began testifying, Chris asked Daw QC, who defended himself: “You are known in news articles as a love scammer. Is this reputation justified?”
Giggs – who confirmed he’s a “flirt by nature” – replied, “Yes.”
The attorney said, “During your relationship with women, have you managed to be faithful to any of them?”
The footballer said: “No.”
He has also been accused of cheating on Kate with the wife of a mystery cricketer, having “full relationships” with several others and even planning a threesome with a woman named Charlotte.
Giggs received 64 caps for Wales and had a glittering playing career at Manchester United, where he won 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League trophies, four FA Cups and three League Cups.
He is also co-owner of League Two side Salford City.
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