Domestic violence case against Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland gets dismissed
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The domestic violence case against Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland has been dismissed.
Roiland was embroiled in a felony domestic violence charge at the beginning of the year.
The case was based in Orange County, California and related to an alleged incident back in 2020.
A criminal complaint was filed in May 2020 by the Orange County District Attorney and Roiland pleaded not guilty to one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and/or deceit.
However, a massive twist has occurred.
A spokesperson for the Orange County district attorney’s office has revealed the charge against Roiland has been dropped.
Kimberly Edds said: "We dismissed the charges today as a result of having insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Roiland has released a statement since the district attorney announced the case wouldn't be proceeding.
justice pic.twitter.com/1q9M4GA6MV— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) March 22, 2023
"I have always known that these claims were false - and I never had any doubt that this day would come," he said.
"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.
"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'.
"That it may have succeeded, even partially, is shameful.
"However, now that the legal case has ended, I'm determined to move forward and focus both on my creative projects and restoring my good name."
After the domestic violence charges were filed, Adult Swim, who distributes Rick and Morty and other animated TV shows, dropped Roiland.
The company said they had 'ended their association' with Roiland and that Rick and Morty's seventh season would continue without him.
Now that the case against him has been dismissed, it will be interesting to see whether he will be allowed back on the show.
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