Ryan Giggs Investigates News Of The World Over Phone Hacking Claims: Rhodri Giggs Smells Revenge?
RYAN Giggs is the one-man content factory. Today, Manchester United legend Giggs has, as the BBC reports, begun his phone hacking action against Glenn Mulcaire The News of the World – the paper that, allegedly, set up his brother Rhodri Giggs in a failed drugs sting in 2000, broke the allegation that he’d been shagging his sister-in-law Natasha Giggs and keeps Imogen Thomas on a tight leash, she being another of Giggs’ alleged conquests.
BBC home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds tells us:
“Ryan Giggs is a well-known figure and will have been of major interest to the tabloid newspapers. It was probably only a matter of time before the police got round to him and said, ‘We’ve looked at the evidence, got lots of documents seized by the police, and your name is in there.’ That’s probably what’s happened and now he will go away and seek legal action.”
This is Giggs, the most taciturn man to be embroiled in a shag ‘n’ tell story since Felix The Cat worked his way through the Disney cast.
The celebrity Petri dish is so tight in the UK, that it cannot be long before Giggs bumps into a rump from a different part of his interesting life:
Four alleged victims have reached out-of-court settlements with the newspaper, including celebrity publicist Max Clifford, who received a reported £1m.
That would be Max Cliff, the publicist currently working for Imogen Thomas.
Hold the phone…