Queens City Councilman Dennis Gallagher told a grand jury yesterday he committed adultery - not rape - when he had sex with a woman who wasn't his wife, sources said.
Any injuries she suffered were from consensual sex, he maintained,according to the sources.
The 43-year-old Republican made his case before a Queens grand jury investigating allegations that he raped a 52-year-old grandmother in his Middle Village district office July 9.
Call me adulterer, not rapist, pol insists
Asked to explain the injuries, Gallagher blamed the woman's scraped knees on rug burns from a sexual encounter on his office carpet, sources said.
Looks like the "I did not have sex with that woman" defense has gone out the window...
Last week, he visited City Hall for the first time since the allegations were made. He sat in on a morning hearing of the Finance Committee, of which he is a member, then attended a meeting of the full Council and voted on several measures.
In between, he remained behind closed doors inside the chambers of James S. Oddo, the Council minority leader.
City Councilman Accused of Rape Tells a Grand Jury That He Is Innocent
Is Jimmy protecting you with his wooden baseball bat?