Justin Roiland and Adult Swim Severs Ties: Rick and Morty Will Continue

Justin Roiland and Adult Swim Severs Ties: Rick and Morty Will Continue ...

Justin Roiland has been fired from "Rick and Morty" after rumors of domestic abuse.

Adult Swim has decided to phase out its partnership with the popular series' co-creator and star, who, yes, plays both Rick and Morty, and was charged earlier this month in Orange County, California, on "one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud, and/or deceit."

The adult programming section of Cartoon Network issued a statement on Twitter on Tuesday confirming the co-creators' departure, as well as reassuring viewers that the series (which received an outrageous 70 episode order in 2018) would continue.

Justin Roiland's relationship with Adult Swim has come to an end, according to a tweet. "'Rick and Morty' will continue. The talented and dedicated crew is working on Season 7.'

The charges against Roiland date back to 2020 and an alleged incident that occurred "on or around January 19, 2020, against an unnamed Jane Doe who was allegedly dating Roiland at the time." Roiland was reportedly released on a $50,000 bond on August 13, 2020, and was arraigned on October 14, 2020, also per Variety. He plead not guilty in 2020, and appeared in court on January 12, 2023 for a pre-trial hearing.

T. Edward Welbourn, Roiland's attorney, described the public image of the case as "inaccurate" in a statement from The Hollywood Reporter. "To be clear, we also have every expectation that this case will be dismissed once the district attorney's office has completed its methodical examination of the evidence."

Roiland has long been the creative driving force behind "Rick and Morty," based on his comedy style with co-creator Dan Harmon, who admitted to sexual harassment in 2018. Hulu has yet to release any information on Roiland's sister project, "Solar Opposites," which features a similar style to "Rick and Morty."