‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator Justin Roiland from Adult Swim, Hulu after domestic violence allegations


Justin Roiland visits the #IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con 2022.

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Entertainment companies are cutting ties with “Rick and Morty” co-creator and star Justin Roiland following revelations that he is being accused of domestic violence.

Hulu said Wednesday that it will no longer work with Roiland, according to NBC News. He had an overall deal with the streamer and produced the animated series ‘Solar Opposites’ and ‘Koala Man’.

Roiland was the co-creator and one of the lead actors of “Solar Opposites,” as well as executive producer and voice actor for “Koala Man,” which premiered earlier this year. Both shows are expected to continue without him and will recast his roles.

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Hulu’s announcement came shortly after Adult Swim, which is owned by Cartoon Network, also cut ties with Roiland in connection with the suit. Roiland helped create the popular cable channel animated series “Rick and Morty”, which premiered in 2013. Roiland voiced both Rick and Morty.

The show continues without his intervention. Roiland’s voice roles will also be recast, said Marie Moore, the senior vice president of communications at Warner Bros. Discoverysaid NBC News.

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Roiland pleaded not guilty in 2020 to one felony of domestic battery with bodily harm and one felony false imprisonment by threat, force, fraud and/or deceit in Orange County, California. The allegations stem from an alleged incident involving a woman Roiland was dating at the time.

Roiland is also out at Squanch Games, the video game company he co-founded in 2016. The company said in a pronunciation it received Roiland’s resignation last week.

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TUSEN contacted Roiland’s attorney, T. Edward Welbourn, on Wednesday afternoon. “We look forward to clearing Justin’s name and moving him forward as soon as possible,” Welbourn previously wrote in a statement.

Roiland is due to return to court on April 27 for another hearing.



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