Hulu has ended its relationship with animator Justin Roiland, a day after Adult Swim announced it would no longer be involved in the popular animated series “Rick and Morty.”
The move follows reports that Roiland faces two domestic violence charges, first reported by NBC News earlier this month.
Although Roland was a producer and voice actor on two Hulu shows, “Solar Opposites” and “Koala Man,” that is no longer the case, according to a terse statement from the streamer.
“We have ended our partnership with Justin Roiland,” the statement said.
Like ‘Rick and Morty’, the two shows go on without his involvement.
Roiland’s departure from all his shows comes as he awaits trial on one felony count of domestic violence involving bodily harm and one count of false imprisonment by threat, violence, fraud and/or deceit.
Charges were initially filed in May 2020 and Roiland was arrested and released in August 2020 on $50,000 bail.
At his arraignment in October of that year, Roiland pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to NBC News.
T. Edward Welbourn, a member of Roiland’s legal team, told The US Express News earlier this month that “Not only is Justin innocent, but we have every expectation that this case is about to be dismissed as soon as the officer’s office of Justice’s methodical assessment of the evidence.”
He did not respond to requests for comment regarding Adult Swim and Hulu’s decisions to part ways with Roiland.
Roiland’s next court hearing is scheduled for April 27.