Justin Roiland, co-creator of “Rick and Morty” After being charged with domestic violence, dropped by Adult Swim
After Justin Roiland was accused of domestic abuse, Adult Swim decided to cut relations with him.
Adult Swim issued a statement saying, “Adult Swim has discontinued its connection with Justin Roiland.”
As was previously mentioned, Roiland was charged in Orange County, California, with two felonies: one for false imprisonment by threat, assault, fraud, or deceit, and one for domestic abuse with corporal harm. He entered a not guilty plea in 2020 and showed up in court on January 13, 2023, for a preliminary hearing. No date for the trial has been determined. On April 27, he is scheduled for another pre-trial hearing.
The event allegedly took place on or about January 19, 2020, and included an unidentified Jane Doe who was dating Roiland at the time, according to the criminal complaint that Variety was able to access.
Roiland not only co-created “Rick & Morty” with Dan Harmon, but also lends his voice to the show’s two main characters as well as a number of additional characters. Roiland isn’t anticipated to return, but reports claim his parts will be filled by new actors. “Rick & Morty” was previously renewed by Adult Swim in 2018 for 70 more episodes with the goal of bringing it to at least 100. The series has broadcast 61 episodes to date, with Season 6 ending in December 2022.
The animated comedy “Solar Opposites” by Roiland is also available on Hulu and was just just renewed for a fifth season. Additionally, he contributes a voice and executive produces the recently released animated comedy “Koala Man” on Hulu.