Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland has been charged with domestic violence
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Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland has been charged with domestic violence offences.
NBC says Roiland's felony domestic violence charge is based in Orange County, California and relates 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.
There have reportedly been more than a dozen pre-trail hearings since the charges were filed.
Roiland attended his first pre-trial hearing this week.
The alleged victim hasn't been named in the documents and NBC says it was a woman Roiland was dating at the time.
The 42-year-old was released on a $50,000 bond back in August 2020 and was arraigned in October 2020.
That October was also the month where a protective order was filed, according to the New York Post.
The order required Roiland to stay at least 100 feet away from the person he's been accused of assaulting.
The Rick and Morty co-creator was also told 'to turn in any firearms he owned or possessed'.
He's bound by these requirements until October 2023.
An official trial date for the case hasn't yet been set.
Deadline states Roiland could face up to seven years behind bars and 'hefty fines' if found guilty.
The 42-year-old is required to attend a scheduled hearing on April 27.
UNILAD has approached Rouland's talent agency, UTA, for a comment.
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