Grownup Swim fires ‘Rick and Morty’ star Justin Roiland

Justin Roiland visits Comic-Con International in July 2019. (Photo: Araya Diaz/Getty Images)

Justin Roiland visits Comedian-Con Worldwide in July 2019. (Picture: Araya Diaz/Getty Photographs)

A bit greater than every week after Justin Roiland, the co-creator, govt producer and star of Rick and Morty, appeared at a pre-trial listening to to face home violence fees, Grownup Swim says it is now not working with him.

“Grownup Swim has ended its affiliation with Justin Roiland,” a rep for the community tells Yahoo Leisure.

She added that the animated hit would proceed, and the present’s official Twitter account mentioned the identical.

Yahoo Leisure has reached out to Roiland’s lawyer for remark.

When information of the case broke, his legal professional T. Edward Welbourn instructed Yahoo Leisure: “It’s arduous to overstate how inaccurate the latest media protection of this case has been. To be clear, not solely is Justin harmless however we even have each expectation that this matter is on the right track to be dismissed as soon as the district legal professional’s workplace has accomplished its methodical overview of the proof. We sit up for clearing Justin’s identify and serving to him transfer ahead as swiftly as doable.”

"Rick and Morty" characters Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith, who are both voiced by Justin Roiland, pictured in the third season of the show. (Photo: Adult Swim/Courtesy: Everett Collection)

“Rick and Morty” characters Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith, who’re each voiced by Justin Roiland, pictured within the third season of the present. (Picture: Grownup Swim/Courtesy: Everett Assortment)

NBC News reported Jan. 12 that Roiland had been charged in Could 2020 for an incident that occurred in January of that 12 months in Orange County, Calif., involving an nameless girl who Roiland was courting on the time. He later pleaded not responsible to at least one felony depend of home battery with corporal damage and one felony depend of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and/or deceit.

A protecting order filed in October 2020 prohibited Roiland from harassing, threatening, surveilling or going inside 100 toes of an unnamed individual.

Plans for re-casting the present, which was co-created by Neighborhood mastermind Dan Harmon, are unknown; Roiland voiced each title characters. Rick and Morty had been granted an awfully giant renewal deal again in 2018 for 70 extra episodes, and fewer than half of these have aired.

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