Suspected killer in fatal shooting of NJ judge's son was an 'anti-feminist' lawyer, dying of cancer

Roy Den Hollander had a long history of writing and litigating against feminist causes, in addition to ties to several intelligence and financial networks that connect back to Jeffrey Epstein

Updated: July 21, 2020 - 8:48am

Roy Den Hollander, the man suspected of fatally attacking the son and husband of New Jersey federal judge Esther Salas on Sunday afternoon, was found dead, in an apparent suicide, two hours away at his home in Liberty, New York.

Den Hollander appears to have spent the last several decades of his life fighting against feminist causes in court, and had a previous knowledge of Judge Salas, whom he once described as "a lazy and incompetent Latina judge appointed by Obama."

The only current case Den Hollander had in front of Salas was tied to the Selective Service System, which is the government agency that keeps a database of Americans eligible for a potential draft. It was a class-action lawsuit filed in 2015, arguing that the agency is acting in violation of women's equal protection rights by only mandating that men sign up with the service. 

"The courts support the violation of the rights of men whenever it benefits females. Men just don't count to the courts," wrote Den Hollander on his website.In 2018, Judge Salas allowed the case to proceed. 

Den Hollander reportedly asked a former colleague to take over the case, telling him at the time that that he had terminal cancer.

"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," wrote Den Hollander in 2019, in an epilogue chapter to his book where he alluded to his cancer diagnosis. 

This was before showing up Sunday afternoon to Judge Salas's house in North Brunswick, New Jersey, dressed as a FedEx driver, to fire multiple gunshots, killing Salas's 20-year-old son, Daniel, and injuring her husband. 

Investigators are now trying to figure out Den Hollander's motivation. A photograph of Janet DiFiore, New York State's chief judge, was found in his car, prompting authorities to question whether Den Hollander was moving to exact revenge on some of his enemies before he succumbed to illness. Both the FBI and the U.S. Marshals are investigating the crime. 

Just the News Spotlight