‘Rick and Morty’ Creator Justin Roiland Billed With Battery

Justin Roiland, the star and co-creator of the animated Tv series Rick and Morty, has been billed with felony domestic violence in connection with a 2020 incident, NBC studies. In addition to one particular depend of domestic battery, Roiland has been billed in a Southern California courtroom with bogus imprisonment, according to documents reviewed by NBC. 

The incident happened in January 2020, according to court docket documents. Roiland pleaded not guilty to both of those costs in Oct 2020. A protecting purchase issued at that time restricts Roiland from harassing the alleged target or heading inside 100 toes of her. The alleged victim’s name has not been created general public, but she was reportedly relationship Roiland at the time of the incident. 

Roiland, 42, reportedly appeared in Orange County Outstanding Courtroom on Thursday for a pre-trial hearing. The court docket will following convene on April 27. 

Roiland is most well-known for co-making Rick and Morty, a wildly popular comedy show, which concluded its sixth year in December. Its two titular protagonists, Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith, are equally voiced by Roiland. The show, which counts two Emmys among the its numerous awards, is scheduled to keep on for several years to come. In 2018, Cartoon Community ordered 70 new episodes of the show, 39 of which have but to be fulfilled. Roiland’s animation studio also produces Solar Opposites, which Hulu recently renewed for a fifth season.

Outside the house of Tv set, Roiland has ventured into gaming with his Squanch Games studio. In December, it introduced Higher on Life for Xbox and Computer, a video game that was deeped a “breakout hit” by Xbox marketing head Alex Greenberg.

Roiland could not straight away be attained for remark. Warner Bros, which broadcasts Rick and Morty on Adult Swim and Cartoon Community, and Squanch Online games did not quickly reply to requests for remark.