The angel came to Roy Den Hollander on a warm evening in Moscow in July 1999.
He was in a bar, according to his autobiography, and slightly drunk when she appeared like a vision: “There she stood – blond, a few inches taller than me, blue-gray eyes – stunningly beautiful and with an innocent, fresh smile beaming from her face that told me I was the only one.”
Angelina told him she was a model, a beauty queen from southern Russia and a former national high-jump champion. She was 23.
Den Hollander was 51, an American lawyer working for an intelligence company. Their rushed courtship led to marriage within months, followed almost as quickly by a rancorous divorce in New York City.
Though Den Hollander may have harbored misogyny his entire life, this was a crucible that launched him as a torchbearer for men’s rights and, in July, the suspect