Adult Swim is severing ties with “Rick & Morty” co-creator Justin Roiland after he was charged with domestic violence.
“Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland,” the network said in a statement.
As previously reported, Roiland was charged in Orange County, Calif., with one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and/or deceit. He pleaded not guilty in 2020 and appeared in court Thursday, Jan. 13, 2023, for a pre-trial hearing. A trial date has not yet been set. He is due for another pre-trial hearing on April 27.
According to the felony complaint, obtained by WmLeader, the incident occurred on or around Jan. 19, 2020, against an unnamed Jane Doe who was dating Roiland at the time.
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