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Adult Swim breaks ties with Justin Roiland over domestic violence allegations, ‘Rick and Morty’ continues

Adult Swim breaks ties with Justin Roiland over domestic violence allegations, ‘Rick and Morty’ continues

Adult Swim, which airs the adult comedy “Rick and Morty,” announced Tuesday that it will no longer work with series co-creator Justin Roiland. The news comes less than two weeks later he was accused of domestic violence in Orange County.

Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland, says a statement posted on social media and officers “Rick and Morty” Accounts. “Rick and Morty will continue.”

Roiland, who also co-produced and starred in Hulu’s “Solar Opposites,” appeared in court on January 12 for a preliminary hearing related to the allegations filed in May 2020.

Roiland is facing one count of domestic battery with bodily injury and one count of false imprisonment by intimidation, violence, fraud and deception, according to the complaint obtained by The Times.

The complaint states that the charges relate to an alleged incident that occurred on or around January 19, 2020, involving an unidentified Jane Doe who was dating Roiland at the time. Orange County Superior Court records indicate that Roiland pleaded not guilty to both felony counts when he was indicted in October 2020.

Roiland was released that August after posting a $50,000 bond, according to court records.

In a statement to The Times on January 12, Roiland’s attorney denied the allegations that his client is “innocent” and expects the case to be dismissed “after the district attorney’s office completes a systematic review of the evidence.” ” ,

A legal representative for the writer-actor did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment on Tuesday.

The court will resume Roiland’s pre-trial hearings on April 27.

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For six seasons, Roiland “Rick and Morty,” Mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty Smith. roles will most likely take place as a representative for Adult Swim reported on Tuesday that “the show will continue without [Roilandโ€™s] partnership.

“Rick and Morty” Was Renewed Through Season 10 as Part of Adult Swim 70-episode pick-up in 2018. Roiland and Dan Harmon co-created the Emmy Award-winning series, which debuted in 2013.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Adult Swim said that a “talented and dedicated crew is hard at work on Season 7.”

Times Staff Writer Tracy Brown contributed to this report.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times,

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