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‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Justin Roiland Dropped by Adult Swim Following Domestic Violence Charges

Justin Roiland has resigned from Squanch Games, the video game developer brand co-founded with him in 2016. The company announced the news on Tuesday evening.

The first story about Roiland’s departure out of Adult Swim follows below.

Adult Swim has cut connections with “Rick & Morty” co-creator Justin Roiland after he was accused of domestic violence.

“Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland,” the network announced in an announcement.

As previously stated, Roiland was charged in Orange County, Calif. He was charged with one felony count of domestic battery causing injuries to the body and one felony charge of false imprisonment through threat or violence, fraud, and/or deceit. He has pleaded not guilty in the year 2020 and was in court on Thursday January. 13in 2023 for a hearing prior to trial. The trial date hasn’t yet been scheduled. He will be scheduled for another trial hearing on the 27th of April.

According to the criminal complaint which was made public by Variety the incident took place sometime around Jan. 19th, 2020 against an unidentified Jane Doe who was dating Roiland at the time.

Alongside being the co-creator of “Rick & Morty” with Dan Harmon, Roiland also has the voice of the two main characters in the show, as in addition to a host of other characters. The show is likely to continue on without Roiland however sources have said that his roles will be changed. Adult Swim had previously renewed “Rick & Morty” in 2018 for an additional 70 episodes with the aim of expanding the show to at least 100 episodes. As of now it has been 61 episodes that the show have been aired which will conclude with Season 6 having wrapped up in December 2022.

Roiland is also the creator of the animated series “Solar Opposites” at Hulu and is renewed for its fifth season in October. Roiland also voices and executive producer on the recently released Hulu animation comedy “Koala Man.”



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