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Roy Den Hollander (September 26, 1947 – July 20, 2020) was an American lawyer who specialized in men's rights activism and antifeminism. He was also a private investigator in Russia and is a suspect of the murders of lawyer Marc Angelucci, Daniel Anderl and the wounding of his father Mark, the son and husband, respectively, of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas.


Den Hollander graduated from the George Washington University Law School in 1985 and earned an MBA from the Columbia University Business School in 1997.[1]

Den Hollander had worked as a private investigator for Kroll Associates in Russia.[2][3] In 1993, he addressed the Kremlin.[4] In March 2000, Den Hollander married a woman he had met in Russia, but the two separated nine months later.[2] He would later accuse his former wife of having ties to Russian organized crime.[4]

Den Hollander was also a men's rights activist and self-described antifeminist who had previously been known for filing unsuccessful lawsuits against "ladies night" promotions at bars and nightclubs, as well as suing Columbia University for offering women's studies classes.[5][6][7][8] His string of unsuccessful lawsuits earned him an appearance on The Colbert Report.[2] On August 20, 2008, Den Hollander was an on-air guest of Fox News' Neil Cavuto.[9]

In 2015, he represented the plaintiffs of a gender-equity lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the military's male-only draft. The lawsuit went before Judge Esther Salas, who sided against some of Den Hollander's arguments but allowed the case to proceed in court. Den Hollander reportedly believed Salas was deliberately stalling the lawsuit for political reasons.[10]

In September 2016, documents were uploaded to Den Hollander's website with contact info for Russian lawyers who should be contacted "if something happens to me".[4]

In June 2019, Den Hollander handed the draft case to a team of fellow lawyers, citing a terminal illness diagnosis that he later wrote was melanoma.[10][11] In January 2020, he informed reporters that he was "painfully dying from metastasized cancer."[12]

Murder of Marc Angelucci

On July 11, 2020, lawyer and National Coalition for Men (NCFM) leader Marc Angelucci was fatally shot at his front door in Cedarpines Park, San Bernardino County, California.[13] A man rang the doorbell and when someone else from the house opened the door, the unknown assailant told that there is a package delivery for Angelucci. After he came to the door to sign the package, he was shot and the shooter sped away in a car.[14] Angelucci was pronounced dead on the scene after paramedics arrived.[13]

The FBI is investigating the murder and possible links to the shooting of district judge Esther Salas' son and husband in New Jersey which occurred eight days later. In both attacks, the murderer posed as a package deliveryman.[15][16] According to the president of the NCFM, Harry Crouch, Den Hollander had been kicked out of the organization after he became enraged that he was not named as a co-counselor in National Coalition for Men v. Selective Service System, a lawsuit filed in 2013. Papers mentioning Angelucci had been found in the car where Den Hollander had killed himself.[17][18][19]

Attack on Salas family

On July 19, 2020, Den Hollander allegedly targeted Salas' family at their home, killing Salas' son Daniel, aged 20, and leaving her husband Mark in a critical but stable condition from multiple gunshot wounds.[20][21][22] Salas was in the basement at the time of the attack and was not injured. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is leading the investigation in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service and local law enforcement. Investigators believe that a person dressed as a FedEx employee was in the neighborhood at the time of the attack, but they could not determine if the person in uniform was the assailant.[5]

The following day, Den Hollander was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Liberty, New York, in upstate Sullivan County.[5][10] Authorities identified him as the "primary subject" in the attack against Salas' family.[23] Den Hollander maintained a personal website in which he posted lengthy documents expressing sexist and racist content; in one such document, he disparaged Salas directly. In another document, which outlined possible solutions to feminists and "political commies", he wrote, "Things begin to change when individual men start taking out those specific persons responsible for destroying their lives before committing suicide."[11]