The creator of Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland, was reportedly charged with battery. According to documents sighted by NBC, Roiland has now been charged with felony domestic violence which is in relation to an incident back in 2020.
Creator of Rick and Morty Reportedly Charged With Battery
The star and co-creator of the animated series Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland has of this moment been charged with felony domestic violence which is in connection to an incident that took place in 2020, NBC reports. And in addition to one count of domestic battery, Roiland has also been charged in a Southern California court with false imprisonment as per documents reviewed by NBC.
The incident in question took place in January 2020 according to the court documents, Roiland pleaded not guilty to the two charges in October 2020. A protective order that was issued at the time restricts the creator from harassing the alleged victim or even going within 100 feet of her. The name of the alleged victim has not been made public as of yet, but he was however reported to be dating Roiland at the time of the incident.
Roiland Made an Appearance in Orange County Superior Court for A Pre-Trial Hearing
Roiland who is now 42 according to reports made an appearance in Orange County Superior Court on Thursday for a pre-trial hearing, and with that being said, the court on April 27 will convene next. Roiland, as you should know, is well known for co-creating Rick and Morty which a wildly famous comedy show, which just finished its sixth season back in December. Its two titular protagonists Sanchez and Morty Smith are both reportedly voiced by Roiland.
The show which has two Emmys amongst many other awards to its name is scheduled to continue for many years to come. Cartoon Network back in 2018 ordered 70 new episodes of the show, 39 of which as of now, have yet to be fulfilled. Roiland’s animation studio is also the producer of Solar Opposites which was recently renewed for a fifth season by Hulu.
Other Ventures of Roiland
Roiland outside of TV has ventured into gaming with his Squanch Games studio. And in December, the studio launched High on Life for both Xbox and PC. This is a game that was deemed a breakout hit by Xbox marketing head, Alex Greenberg.
The Co-Creators Reaction to the News
Roiland has not been able to be reached for comment regarding the news. Warner Bros on the other hand which broadcasts Rick and Morty on Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, and Squanch Games did not also respond to requests for comment.