Esther Salas case: Suspected gunman Roy Hollander had described judge as 'hot' but 'lazy and incompetent' in book
The anti-feminist lawyer, Roy Den Hollander, who killed federal Judge Esther Salas' 20-year-old son and fatally wounded her husband, had reportedly written a 1,700-page self-published book, where he described the judge as "hot" but "lazy." Hollander, in his book, also talked about how much he hated women in his life. Hollander, 72, who allegedly stormed into Judge Salas' home in North Brunswick, New Jersey, on Sunday, July 19, dressed as a FedEx driver, was found dead in an apparent suicide early Monday, July 20, in Sullivan County, nearly two hours' drive from the Salas' residence.
It is not yet clear why Hollander wanted to target Judge Salas and her family. The attorney reportedly had one recent case in front of Salas which involved a challenge to the US military’s men-only draft. Hollander, however, removed himself from his case after he was diagnosed with cancer.
Hollander, in his rambling 1,700-page book titled Stupid Frigging Fool, referred to the New Jersey judge as "this hot Latina Judge in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey whom Obama had appointed. At first, I wanted to ask the Judge out, but thought she might hold me in contempt," he wrote. The men's rights lawyer, elsewhere in the book, also called her a "lazy and incompetent Latina judge appointed by Obama." The 72-year-old's book dedication reads: "To mother. May she burn in hell."
Hollander's book talks about his marriage to a Russian bride, Angelina, who was younger than him and left him after obtaining a green card. "Russian babes are real women—not like the man-haters in America who try to act like men," he wrote in his first chapter. He later used vile language to describe his 23-year-old bride after allegedly learning that she has been unfaithful to him and called her a "dark angel."
After he returned to the US from Moscow, he made it his life's work to work on "Feminazis." He reportedly filed multiple lawsuits to protect "men's rights," including one against a Manhattan bar offering women free entry.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), probing the case, contacted another judge, New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore shortly after Hollander's death. The New York Times stated that DiFiore's name and photo were found in the suspect's car. It is not yet clear whether the FBI believed DiFiore was a possible target. Officials are also probing a possible link to the shooting of Marc Angelucci, an attorney, who was shot in his California home earlier this month. Angelucci was allegedly gunned down in a FedEx uniform too, according to the outlet.
Hollander reportedly also wrote about his cancer diagnosis and revenge fantasies in an online speech. “Death’s hand is on my left shoulder...nothing in this life matters anymore,” he wrote in a manifesto. “The only problem with a life lived too long under Feminazi rule is that a man ends up with so many enemies he can’t even the score with all of them.” The 72-year-old, in an email to reporters in January this year, had said that he was "painfully dying from metastasized cancer". Hollander was known for filing frivolous lawsuits and misogynistic screeds about the “infringement of Men’s Rights by the Feminists,” his website states.