yan Giggs has denied headbutting his ex-partner after “fully dropping his self-control” throughout an argument.
The previous Manchester United footballer returned to the witness field on Thursday for a second day of cross-examination from prosecutor Peter Wright QC.
Prosecutors declare Giggs, 48, headbutted Ms Greville, 38, at his dwelling in Worsley, Higher Manchester, on November 1 2020.
Mr Wright requested Giggs concerning the ready assertion he gave to police the day after the incident, through which he stated a “scuffle” broke out over Ms Greville’s cellphone, and that his head clashed with hers by chance.
The prosecutor stated: “The truth is you headbutted her, didn’t you?”
Giggs stated: “No.”
Mr Wright stated: “As a result of on this dispute together with her, you had, by that stage, fully misplaced your self management.”
Giggs repeated: “No.”
He additionally denied threatening to headbutt Ms Greville’s sister Emma.
The ex-Wales supervisor instructed the courtroom he “didn’t know” why he had put in his police assertion: “On each events I used to be attacked.”
He agreed with Mr Wright that it was “an essential assertion to be making”.
Giggs was additionally requested concerning the line in his assertion: “The very last thing I’d ever wish to do is hurt her (Ms Greville) emotionally or bodily.”
Requested by Mr Wright if that was true, Giggs stated: “Sure.”
Mr Wright stated: “Or is it in actual fact that these are the 2 stuff you did intend as far as this lady is worried?”
Giggs replied: “No.”
He agreed with Mr Wright that after the “scuffle” he had been “chastising” Emma Greville for calling the police.
Mr Wright stated: “You had been blaming her for what had occurred, weren’t you?”
Giggs replied: “Sure.”
Mr Wright requested: “Why had been you blaming Emma?”
Giggs stated: “I don’t know.”
He’s on trial at Manchester Crown Court docket the place he denies utilizing controlling and coercive behaviour towards Kate Greville between August 2017 and November 2020, assaulting her, inflicting precise bodily hurt, and the widespread assault of her youthful sister Emma, 26.