Adult Swim has severed ties with Justin Roiland, co-creator of the hit animated series Rick and Morty, after he was charged with domestic violence earlier this month.
Adult Swim has “terminated their relationship” with Roiland, according to the show’s official and shared statement. twitter account and retweeted by the network.
“‘Rick and Morty’ continues,” the statement added. “We have a talented and dedicated staff working hard for Season 7.”
In addition to being a co-creator of the show, Royland, 42, has served as writer and executive producer throughout the show’s first six seasons, voicing the show’s two title characters and several other minor characters. was in charge of
Roiland is awaiting trial on a felony domestic violence charge against his ex-girlfriend.
In criminal complaints obtained by the Associated Press earlier this month from Orange County, California, prosecutors, Royland was charged with physical injury and wrongful imprisonment for intimidation, fraud, assault, or deception against a woman he was living with at the time. . The woman was not identified in court documents.
Roiland pleads not guilty.
The incident occurred in January 2020 and Roiland was indicted in May of that year. A pretrial hearing was held on January 12.
Roiland is scheduled to return to court in April. No trial period is set.
Roiland created an animated sci-fi sitcom with Dan Harmon. It has been airing since 2013. The series won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Show in 2018 and 2020.
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