Grownup Swim has ended its relationship with Justin Roiland within the wake of the information that the Rick and Morty co-creator was charged with felony home abuse in Orange County.
“Grownup Swim has ended its affiliation with Justin Roiland,” Grownup Swim/Cartoon Community/Boomerang svp communications Mairie Moore mentioned in a press release on Tuesday.
Grownup Swim distributes Rick and Morty, the hit grownup animation comedy that Roiland co-created, and for which he voiced each the titular Rick and Morty. As The Hollywood Reporter reported on Jan. 17, Grownup Swim isn’t even midway by means of an enormous 70-episode order commissioned by the channel in 2018.
Sources say Rick and Morty is about to proceed, with Roiland’s voice roles to be re-cast. Although Roiland will all the time be credited as co-creator, fellow co-creator Dan Harmon will now be the lone showrunner. The present is locked in by means of season 10.
On Jan. 12, NBC Information was the primary to interrupt the information that Roiland was charged with one rely of home battery with corporal harm and one rely of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud or deceit in Orange County primarily based on an alleged 2020 incident that yr with an unnamed Jane Doe that Roiland was relationship. Roiland has pled not responsible, and in 2020 was launched on a $50,000 bond. A number of pre-trial hearings have already occurred, and Roiland is because of return to court docket on April 27.
In a press release earlier this month, Roiland’s lawyer T. Edward Welbourn mentioned the media protection of the case has been “inaccurate.” Welbourn added, “To be clear, not solely is Justin harmless however we even have each expectation that this matter is heading in the right direction to be dismissed as soon as the district lawyer’s workplace has accomplished its methodical evaluation of the proof.”
Extra to come back.
Lesley Goldberg contributed reporting.