A statement released by Adult Swim/Cartoon Network/Boomerang communications revealed that ties have been cut from popular show Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland.
Roland has recently appeared in court over domestic violence charges which stemmed from allegations made back in 2020.
Roiland will no longer be a part of Rick and Morty, despite the show continuing to work on the future of the show beloved by many. NBC revealed the charges on January 13th, with criminal complaints having been filed in May 2020.
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Roiland has pleaded not guilty to one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury as well as one felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and/or deceit.
Reports indicate that there have been more than a dozen pre-trial hearings since the charges were filed. However, Roiland’s lawyer said that the charges against the show’s co-creator were inaccurate.
The 42-year-old was released on a $50,000 bond back in August 2020, with the alleged victim being a woman Roiland was dating at the time.
Deadline states that Roiland could face up to 7 years behind bars and heavy fines if found guilty. Roiland voiced various characters on the show, including titular characters Rick and Morty, alternating between the voices during filming.