Adult Swim is cutting ties with Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland after domestic violence charges
Adult Swim has ended its relationship with Rick and Morty co-creator, executive producer and voice actor Justin Roiland, following news of his domestic violence accusation.
The network announced the decision in a tweet on Tuesday, just two weeks after news of the charges broke. The statement added that the Rick and Morty series will continue, and that the team is working on the seventh season.
– Rick and Morty (@RickandMorty) January 24, 2023
When reached out to IGN, a WarnerMedia spokesperson had no further comment, simply saying, “Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland.”
In addition, Roiland’s Squanch Games studio, which released High on Life last month, revealed in a statement later Tuesday that Roiland resigned from the company last week.
— Squanch Games (@SquanchGames) January 25, 2023
As previously reported, Roiland was charged with two counts in May 2020, with one felony count of domestic battery with bodily injury, and one felony count of false imprisonment by threat, violence, fraud and/or deception, both against an unidentified woman he was dating at the time. Roiland has pleaded “not guilty” to both counts.
So far, several pre-trial hearings have been held, and the case is scheduled to be held again on April 27 according to the NBC Newswhich first reported news of the charges.