Old Trafford stat accepts Blackmail claims were ‘baseless’.
Ryan Giggs has admitted glamour model and former Big Brother star Imogen Thomas did not blackmail him over allegations of an extra-marital affair.
The Premier League player is said to have had an affair with Ms Thomas and was granted an injunction earlier this year to prevent the media from naming him.
But Mr Justice Eady, at the High Court, said there was no longer any point in trying to maintain the footballer’s anonymity.
The injunction had up to now remained in place despite the Manchester United star having been named on the internet, in foreign newspapers and in the House of Commons.
But the injunction had not prevented Ms Thomas from being named.
She was accused of blackmail, of setting up the footballer and of trying to sell her story. Until now she had been unable to respond openly to these allegations.
Thomas’ lawyers have spent months arguing that her name has been dragged through the mud.
In court, a fulsome statement agreed by both sides was read out in which Giggs, who was not present, accepted that the blackmail allegations were baseless.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
It seems an age ago when this whole scandal was doing the rounds but it seems that Imogen Thomas has done fairly well out of it and Ryan Giggs has subsequently found himself at the centre of other affair allegations, most prominently with his sister-in-law.
Expect Miss Thomas to pen a book, or pamphlet, detailing the whole sordid ‘affair’ soon enough.