Imogen Thomas looks lost in London while Ryan Giggs has a night at the theatre
Imogen Thomas looks lost in London… as Ryan Giggs hangs out with Man United team mates ahead of Barcelona game
3:41 PM on 27th May 2011
The strain of the continuing furore over her alleged affair with footballer Ryan Giggs appears to be getting to Imogen Thomas.
The former Big Brother contestant was pictured looking strained as she arrived at her London home today.
Meanwhile, Giggs spent some down time with his Manchester United team mates on a train to London as they prepare for Saturday”s match against Barcelona.
Stony-faced: Imogen Thomas pictured today in London looking upset
While a stony-faced Imogen walked through the rain-sodden streets of London in weather-inappropriate bright maxi dress and sandals, the man who slapped her with a gagging order was arriving in town.
Giggs, 37, looked relaxed as he snacked on Haribo sweets and chatted to his team mates Edwin van der Sar, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville in their First Class carriage.
The long-serving footballer was greeted by a slew of photographers as the team arrived at the five star Landmark hotel in Marylebone.
Strain: Onlookers said The former Big Brother contestant looked tired and upset as she arrived home
Yesterday Giggs” wife Stacey vowed to stick by her husband despite the revelations of his alleged affair with Miss Thomas.
Accordingto reports, Stacey, 32, was determined that Ryan was not distracted ahead of Saturday night”s UEFA Champions League final.
A source told the paper: “Stacey knows this could well be his last big European night and wants him to do himself proud.”
Boys” night out: Ryan Giggs went to the theatre with his Manchester United team mates
Family entertainment: Giggs watched Jersey Boys tonight with his Man United team mates
Giggs”s wife has told the left winger to “go out there and play the game of your life” ahead of Manchester United”s Champions League final against Barcelona, according to the Daily Mirror.
The player has admitted he was a “fool” and wishes it had never happened and he is relieved that his wife is standing by him.
Giggs was officially named after Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming used Parliamentary privilege to identify him.
Down time: Ryan Giggs hung out on the train to London with Edwin van der Sar, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville for the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley
Big game ahead: Giggs arrived at the Landmark hotel today ahead of Saturday”s game
Another source said: “Ryan loves Stacey and he hates the fact he has upset her. He said it was a moment of madness that spiralled out of control.
“But he doesn”t regret taking out the injunction because, at the end of the day, he did it to protect the things most dear to him – his children.”
On Sunday she was pictured pitchside at Old Trafford for a family event to celebrate Man Utd winning the Premier League.
However, days later she was spotted leaving the house without her wedding ring following a blazing row between the couple.
Forgiven: Stacey Giggs, left, has vowed to support her husband despite his affair with Miss Thomas
“GIVE YOURSELF UP”, ACTOR TOLD
Arenowned actor behind a gagging order preventing him from being named as the person who had sex with a prostitute has been told to give himself up.
Helen Wood, 24, who also bedded Wayne Rooney has warned that he will be outed eventually just like Ryan Giggs earlier this week.
Shetold the Sun: “He should just be a man, give up and admit who he is andwhat he has done. After what happened to Ryan Giggs, it”s only a matterof time before he is named.”
The married actor paid 195 for sex with the prostitute who says her name has been “dragged through the mud”while he has hidden behind the expensive order.
Meanwhile, Big Brother star Imogen Thomas is believed to have called in the police because of death threatsshe has received over the furore.
One message branded her a “home wrecking s***” while another suggested she be shot through the head.
Ms Thomas”s chilling messages, however, have become so serious that she has contacted police and officers were seen talking to her outside her London flat last night.
One of the warnings posted on Twitter said: “I wanna hear u scream of fear when u see what i do to u and your family.”
Others claim to know where she lives, what car she drives and the addresses of some of her closest relatives.
Accordingto the Sun Imogen told a friend: “I fear my life is in danger. I had toget police involved now they”re threatening my nephew. He”s the most important thing in my life.”
Twitter has refused to help police investigating the threats put police have reassured her that detectives have other ways of finding them and are going after them.
Thereis also fresh trouble for the actor who gagged the Press over his liaisons with the Wayne Rooney prostitute, Helen Wood, as she predicted that he would be outed too.
Twitter users who break privacy injunctions online have been warned they could face court without any help from the micro-blogging site, itsEuropean boss warned yesterday.
Tony Wang added that the firm would hand over users” information to the authorities if doing so were “legally required”.
Tweets mentioning the alleged affair between Imogen Thomas and Ryan Giggs could land users in hot water
Celebrity lawyers are challenging Twitter in court to reveal the identities of account holders who named high-profile figures who have allegedly taken out the gagging orders.
Speaking at the e-G8 forum in Paris, Mr Wang said: “Platforms have a responsibility not to defend that user but to protect that user”s right to defend him or herself,” The Daily Telegraph reported.
He refused to comment on the estimated 75,000 users who named Ryan Giggs as the Premier League footballer who had taken out the draconian measure to hide an extramarital affair before the sportsman”s name was revealed in Parliament on Monday.
But he did say Twitter would comply with local laws and inform any users if their details are passed to police or the courts.
Elsewhere at the technology forum, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales criticised the use of gagging orders.
He told the BBC: “I do view it to being similar to the Chinese situation where they also cover up misdeeds of high-ranking people.”