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Lawyer Wants to Take 'Ladies' Night' Case to Supreme Court

By DNAinfo Staff on September 1, 2010 7:02pm  | Updated on September 2, 2010 6:02am

Manhattan attorney Roy Den Hollander claimed that Ladies' Night promotional events discriminated against men in a recent lawsuit.
Manhattan attorney Roy Den Hollander claimed that Ladies' Night promotional events discriminated against men in a recent lawsuit.
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By Olivia Scheck

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — A Manhattan lawyer may take his fight against "Ladies' Night" club promotions all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, if he can get the increasingly female bench to accept it, that is.

The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected Roy Den Hollander's lawsuit, which claims that Ladies' Nights violate men's rights under the Equal Protection Act, on Wednesday.

Now, the self-proclaimed "anti-feminist" attorney says he wants to take it to the U.S. Supreme Court.

But Hollander harbors serious doubts that the highest court in the land will be willing to hear his case about discounted nightclub admissions rates for women on Ladies Night.

Hollander said he could think of at least two justices who would probably decline to hear it. The lawyer named Justice Sonia Sotomayor and referred to "the other one… She just got onto the Supreme Court. I forget her name. Kagan or something."

Four justices would have to agree, in order for it to be accepted.

While the issue may seem frivolous to some, Hollander said it has to do with an "ideological corruption" that has been foisted upon the justice system by the "feminist special interests."

According to this ideology, "It's ok to discriminate against guys, but it's not ok to discriminate against women or against people of certain colors or national origins," Hollander explained.

Hollander has also filed lawsuits challenging sections of the Violence Against Women Act and Columbia University's decision to offer courses in women's studies but not corresponding courses about men's studies, both of which have been thrown out.

Since beginning this string of anti-feminist lawsuits in 2007, Hollander said his "clientele has dried up" and he's been "virtually pink listed" by potential legal employers.

Unable to find work as a lawyer, the attorney said he's turning to acting, earning $100 a day as a movie extra.

Explaining his decision to get involved in the anti-feminist cause, Hollander cited "PMS" or "persecuted male syndrome."

He claims he was first slighted by the female side of the race when his ex-wife — a woman he said he'd met in Russia and helped migrate to America as his wife — turned out to have been the former mistress of a Chechen warlord. When he divorced her, he claims she got preferential treatment in the court. (Short of sources in Chechnya, DNAinfo could not verify the validity of his first statement. Hollander did not provide evidence of the second statement.)

"I don't like people violating my rights," Hollander told DNAinfo.