October 5, 2012 |
THE "Bachelor's Package" at the Penthouse Club, in Port Richmond, includes an invitation onstage and doting attention from the dancers. But for one Montgomery County man, it also came with internal bleeding, according to a lawsuit filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court last week. Patrick Gallagher, of Lansdale, claims that a dancer slid down a stripper pole and landed on him with such force that she ruptured his bladder. The incident occurred in late November 2010, when Gallagher visited the club, on Castor Avenue near Balfour Street, with friends to celebrate his impending marriage, said his attorney, Neil T. Murray.
May 12, 2010 |
J. PATRICK Gallagher, the controversial former Philadelphia prisons commissioner whose alleged sexual exploits while in office cost the city more than $3.6 million in out-of-court settlements, died Dec. 19. His death escaped local notice despite the headlines he generated during his tenure as prisons commissioner here from 1989 to 1994. The Buffalo News published an extensive obituary on Gallagher, since he had been superintendent of the Erie County Correctional Facility, in New York State, and was the son of a Buffalo police officer.
August 8, 2007 |
"Call me if you need me. " Patrick J. Gallagher Jr., 86, who died of Parkinson's disease on Saturday at home in Narberth, lived by those words. He and his identical twin, Francis, operated Patrick Gallagher's Sons Taxi of Bala Cynwyd for more than 50 years and were volunteer firefighters at Union Fire Station for 65 years. Mr. Gallagher was a man of service to family, community, business and church. Throughout his high school years at St. Thomas More (Class of 1939)
October 13, 1995 |
A female guard has sued the city and its former prisons chief, J. Patrick Gallagher, for more than $100,000, alleging Gallagher wanted to bed down with her and another woman and watch them make love. The guard, Ruth G. Green, of the Cedarbrook section, said she declined to participate in Gallagher's "sexual fantasy," and as a result, was harassed by him for two years. Green's lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court, is the latest in a series of sexual harassment complaints filed against the city and Gallagher, who resigned in March 1994 for medical reasons.
July 29, 1995 |
In the long line of sexual harassment suits filed against the city and its former prison commissioner, J. Patrick Gallagher, Sgt. Marcella Moore's may be the steamiest. Moore's lawsuit was filed yesterday in federal court by her attorneys, Isaac H. Green and Wendella P. Fox. In the suit, Moore asserts that she had a long-running sexual relationship with Gallagher in his office, often on his leather couch, but insists she did it only out of fear of reprisal. The details she gives are intimate - the suit says she noticed a scar on a shaved area "at or near" Gallagher's "pubic hairline" during one of their sexual liaisons.
December 22, 1994 |
Now there are six. Six women who say they were sexually harassed by former city Prisons Commissioner J. Patrick Gallagher. The city already has paid $2.3 million to settle the claims of five female prison employees and a male employee who contended that he was demoted for trying to help them. On Tuesday, another female prison guard filed suit in U.S. District Court, alleging sex discrimination and harassment by Gallagher. The former prisons chief, who has denied all past allegations of harassment, could not be reached for comment.
December 21, 1994 |
Another potentially costly sexual harassment suit has been filed against the city's former prison commissioner, J. Patrick Gallagher, by a female guard. The latest complaint, filed yesterday in federal court, is from Evelyn Cintron, 27, who is seeking more than $20 million in damages from the city, Gallagher and Mayor Rendell, who also is named as a defendant. It comes on the heels of six earlier complaints, which the Rendell administration settled out of court rather than defending Gallagher at trial.
March 19, 1994 |
Citing poor health, J. Patrick Gallagher, the controversial and colorful commissioner of the Philadelphia prison system, announced his resignation, effective yesterday. The mayor will appoint an interim commissioner early next week, probably one of the three deputy commissioners, said David Cohen, Mayor's Rendell's chief of staff. Gallagher, 55, who has been on sick leave since November, told the city in a letter received Thursday that health problems prevented him from returning to the job, Cohen said.
January 6, 1994 |
Two female employees of the Philadelphia prison system have filed complaints saying that they were sexually harassed by J. Patrick Gallagher, the commissioner of the city's prisons, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court. Sandra Camacho, a sergeant at Holmesburg Prison, contends that Gallagher, who is reportedly under consideration for the job of correction commissioner in New York City, twice made "unwarranted and unsolicited" sexual advances when she was an investigator in the prison's Internal Investigations Division in 1991.