Adult Swim Drops Justin Roiland Following Domestic Abuse Charges – The Hollywood Reporter

Adult Swim has cut ties with Justin Roiland after news of the Rick and Morty The co-worker was charged with domestic violence in Orange County.

“Adult Swim has terminated its partnership with Justin Roiland,” Adult Swim/Cartoon Network/Boomerang svp communications Mairie Moore said in a statement Tuesday.

The master bath offers Rick and Morty, the coming-of-age comedy that Roiland co-created and executive produced, which spawned the titular Rick and Morty. Such as The Hollywood Reporter reported on January 17, Adult Swim is not halfway through the 70-episode order for the show, one of the brand’s most popular titles, ordered by the channel in 2018.

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According to the teachers Rick and Morty is set to continue, with Roiland’s voice duties being recast. While Roiland is often thought of as a collaborator, his sole collaborator is Dan Harmon. The show is scheduled for season 10.

Roiland has several ongoing projects with Hulu, as the creator of the streamer’s Solar Resistance, where he voiced the main character (the show was renewed for a fifth season in October). On the platform Koala Man, which premiered January 9, Roiland does voice work and is an executive producer. Roiland has an overall deal with 20th Television Animation, which produces it Solar Resistance a Koala Man. The Hollywood Reporter Hulu and 20th Television Animation have been reached out for comment.

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On January 12, NBC News was the first to report that Roiland was charged with one count of aggravated battery and one count of false imprisonment by intimidation, harassment, fraud or deception. possibly in Orange County in connection with a 2020 incident. that year with an unnamed Jane Doe involving Roiland. Roiland pleaded not guilty, and in 2020 was released on a $50,000 bond. Several pretrial hearings have been held, and Roiland is due back in court on April 27.

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In a statement earlier this month, Roiland’s attorney, T. Edward Welbourn, called the announcement of the lawsuit “inappropriate.” Welbourn added, “To be clear, not only is Justin innocent but we expect this case to be dismissed once the district attorney’s office completes its evaluation of the evidence.”

Lesley Goldberg gave the presentation.


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