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Justin Roiland of 'Rick and Morty' Has His Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed
Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland has domestic violence charges, stemming from an alleged 2020 incident, dropped
Justin Roiland, co-creator and voice actor on Adult Swim show Rick and Morty, has had his domestic violence charges dropped. Just months after Adult Swim and Hulu announced that the 43-year-old had been dropped from their companies, Roiland went to social media on Wednesday (March 22) with a statement.
“I have always known that these claims were false — and I never had any doubt that this day would come,” Roiland wrote in a note titled "justice." “I’m thankful that this case has been dismissed but, at the same time, I’m still deeply shaken by the horrible lies that were reported about me during this process.”
He continued, “Most of all, I’m disappointed that so many people were so quick to judge without knowing the facts, based solely on the word of an embittered ex trying to bypass due process and have me ‘canceled.’ That it may have succeeded, even partially, is shameful. However, now that the legal case has ended, I’m determined to move forward and focus both on my creative projects and restoring my good name.”
In connection to a 2020 incident with an unidentified woman, the Stockton, California native had been charged with one count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud or deceit. When news of the charges became public in early 2023, Adult Swim announced that they had "ended its association” with Roiland. It was also reported that Rick and Morty would continued despite Roiland being the voice of the titular characters for six seasons.
Hulu also ended their ties with Roiland, ending his involvement with animated shows Solar Opposites, which he co-created, and Koala Man, on which he was an executive producer.