July 21, 2020 | 12:51pm | Updated July 21, 2020 | 1:26pm
Proudly “anti-feminist” lawyer Roy Den Hollander — who fatally shot a federal judge’s son and wounded her husband before killing himself — once made a chilling call for armed men to flood the streets of Washington, DC, during an appearance on “The Colbert Report.”
“Let’s get 100,000 armed guys in DC,” he told the Comedy Central spoof news show in 2011. “I’m willing to go down with you guys. Let’s go.”
A gun-toting Hollander, 72, came to the New Jersey home of federal Judge Esther Salas on Sunday afternoon disguised as a Federal Express deliveryman, sources have said.
He opened fire as soon as the door was opened, killing Salas’ 20-year-old son, Daniel Anderl, and critically wounding her husband, prominent attorney Mark Anderl, 63, before fleeing.
Salas, in the home’s basement at the time, was not harmed.
Citing a cancer diagnosis, Hollander recently withdrew from a case Salas was hearing, in which he argued that the military’s men-only draft was discriminatory.
Hollander was the subject of a tongue-in-cheek profile on “The Colbert Report” as a “Difference Maker,” for his suits against New York nightclubs, arguing that ladies’ nights were discriminatory against men — just some of the many far-fetched, anti-woman cases he brought over the years.
His misogyny was on full display in the segment, in which he cracked that he suffered from PMS — “persecuted male syndrome” — and slammed calls for equal rights.
“If they want equality, let’s give them 51 percent of the worst of the society,” Hollander said. “Then they’ll change their tune and they’ll start whining, ‘Where’s the kitchen?’”
He also bashed his ex-wife as “a Russian Mafia prostitute [who] used to be a mistress to a Chechen warlord,” insisted that he was “anti-feminist but not anti-female,” and portrayed himself as standing up for downtrodden men.
“I am speaking for a lot of guys who are too scared to come out and say, ‘Yes, I’m tired of being pushed around. I’m tired of these feminists walking over my rights,’” he said.
Hollander said in recent months that he was terminally ill — and investigators believe he may have used his death sentence as an excuse to target his enemies. He was found dead Monday in New York’s Catskills of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
In a massive online screed he left behind, he railed against his doctors, minorities, women and Salas in particular, alternately describing her as “hot” and expressing a desire to ask her out, and denigrating her as “a lazy and incompetent Latina judge appointed by Obama.”