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Ryan Giggs faces jail for lying about affairs in winning gagging order


June 11, 2011 - London

Ryan Giggs could face jail if he is found to have misled judges about his happily married family man status in order to obtain an injunction to cover up his alleged affair with glamour girl Imogen Thomas.

The crime carries a maximum sentence of seven years in jail.

Giggs, 37, gave a sworn statement to the High Court in London declaring why he believed an order should be granted to stop details of the alleged six-month fling being made public.

He relied on the fact he was married with two children whose privacy he wished to protect. The order was granted by Mr Justice Eady to stop Giggs or his family being named.

But his sister-in-law Natasha, 28, has since claimed she had a secret eight-year affair with him behind the backs of his wife Stacey, 32, and brother Rhodri, 34.

A third alleged lover is also understood to be considering telling all.

Lawyers say if Giggs is found to have deliberately withheld details of other affairs from the court he is open to prosecution, reports the Daily Star.

D-Day for the footie star is November 7 when he will give evidence at a hearing to determine if the injunction should remain in place.

Legal sources claim Giggs will now be under pressure to drop his injunction fight, even though it could allow Imogen to tell her side of the story.

ANI

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