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The Rick and Morty co-creator has officially been cleared of the domestic violence charges relating to an alleged incident in 2020 in which Roiland was accused of violent conduct against his partner at the time. In a statement, a spokeswoman for the Orange County District Attorney’s office said the charges were dismissed “as a result of having insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.”
It comes after Roiland was sacked from Rick and Morty in January this year, for which he previously served as co-creator and the voice behind the two lead characters, Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith, with both characters now set to be recast.
— Rick and Morty (@RickandMorty) January 24, 2023
Following the announcement, Roiland took to social media to post a statement, calling out the “horrible lies” reported about him and blaming them on his “embittered ex.”
“I’m thankful that this case has been dismissed but, at the same time, I’m still deeply shaken by the horrible lies that were reported about me during this process,” he wrote.
“Most of all, I’m disappointed that so many people were so quick to judge without knowing the facts, based solely on the word of an embittered ex trying to bypass due process and have me ‘canceled.'”
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) March 22, 2023
What this means for the future of Roiland and Rick and Morty is yet to be seen.
Hey, @adultswim, @Hulu: the charges were dropped. Are you going to rescind your decision and invite @JustinRoiland back? I don’t want @RickandMorty without it’s creator. Bring Justin back or end his shows.https://t.co/BDJv7EmWzs
— William Bart (@WilliamHBart) March 22, 2023
Justin Roiland gets the allegations dropped due to insufficient evidence and text some shit about being "cancelled" and shameful it partially worked and going back to his creative process. Isn't he still a pedophile?
— Deme (@Tsundeme_) March 22, 2023