Justin Roiland Dropped From ‘Rick and Morty’ by Adult Swim Following Domestic Violence Accusations

Adult Swim has severed ties with Justin Roiland, the co-creator of popular animated series “Rick and Morty,” after he was accused of domestic abuse earlier this month.

Adult Swim has “terminated its association” with Roiland, according to a statement shared on the show’s official Twitter account and retweeted by the network.

“‘Rick and Morty’ will continue,” the statement added. “The talented and dedicated team is working hard on Season 7.”

In addition to being the show’s co-creator, Roiland, 42, also served as a writer and executive producer and voiced the show’s two main characters, as well as several other minor characters throughout the first six seasons of the show. series.

Roiland is awaiting trial for a crime of domestic violence against a former girlfriend.

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FILE – Justin Roiland attends The Game Awards at Microsoft Theater on December 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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A criminal complaint obtained by The Associated Press earlier this month from prosecutors in Orange County, California, charged Roiland with bodily harm and false imprisonment by threat, fraud, violence or deception against the woman with whom he was living at the time. The woman was not identified in court documents.

Roiland pleaded not guilty.

The incident happened in January 2020 and Roiland was charged in May of the same year. A preliminary hearing was held on January 12.

Roiland is due back in court in April. A trial date has not been set.

Roiland created the animated sci-fi sitcom starring Dan Harmon. It has been on the air since 2013. The series won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 2018 and again in 2020.

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