Charges against ‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator Justin Roiland dropped : NPR
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The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has dismissed all charges against rick and morty co-creator and star Justin Roiland.
Kimberly Edds, spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office, told NPR that decision was made “due to insufficient evidence” to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Roiland pleaded not guilty to two counts of domestic violence in Orange County, Calif., in 2020. He appeared in some pretrials hearings that took place earlier this year.
Roiland reacted to charges dropped in a statement he posted on Twitter. He wrote that he “always knew those claims were false.”
He added that he was looking forward to moving on to “focus on both my creative endeavors and restoring my reputation.”
After reports of the charges became public, Roiland’s career took a hit. Adult Swim said it was ending its association with him, but the popular program rick and morty would continue in his absence.
The animated adult show follows the adventures of scientist Rick Sanchez and Morty, his grandson, across the multiverse. It first aired on Adult Swim in 2013. The show’s sixth season concluded in December.
Roiland also co-created solar opposites, another animated show airing on Hulu. Hulu also dropped it from solar opposites and another series called koala manFor of which Roiland served as executive producer and voice actor, Variety reported.