Justin Roiland Fired: This Is What Happens To 'Rick and Morty' Now
Rick and Morty fans are busy speculating what the show could look like in future following the firing of Justin Roiland.
The network behind the animated comedy, Adult Swim, announced that it’s cutting ties with co-creator Roiland after it was reported that he faces domestic violence charges in connection with a 2020 incident.
Roiland pleaded not guilty to both charges in October 2020, according to Orange County Superior records.
“Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland,” a spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday (24 January), per The Hollywood Reporter.
A criminal complaint seen by NBC News reportedly showed Roiland charged with one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and/or deceit. The charges were filed by a woman Roiland had apparently been dating at the time.
Roiland’s attorney T Edward Welbourn previously said that media coverage of the case has been “inaccurate”.
“To be clear, not only is Justin innocent but we also have every expectation that this matter is on course to be dismissed once the district attorney’s office has completed its methodical review of the evidence,” he said in a statement.
A trial date has not yet been set.
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