Gallagher Off the Hook?

Kate Lucadamo got word that Dennis Gallagher has been cleared of rape charges.

Gallagher’s district office said they’re not commenting just yet. But the lawyer who initially handled the matter for the Gallagher, Stephen R. Malher, told me just now, "I would estimate that two-thirds of the questions asked [in front of the grand jury] were totally improper. They had nothing to do and had nothing to do with the issues facing the guy and no one could survive that."

He added, “Now [Queens] D.A. Brown, he has to decide whether to represent the case to the jury, which he has the right to do.”

Malher said he thinks that’s unlikely to happen.

A spokesman for the Queens D.A. said a statement is expected in the next half hour.