Justin Roiland, co-creator/executive producer of Adult Swim’s flagship animated series Rick and Morty, is no longer in business with the Warner Bros. Discovery brand after domestic violence accusations against him came to light earlier this month.
“Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland,” a spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday.
Roiland’s exit is not expected to impact the hit series, which will continue. There has been no reaction yet from Hulu where he is co-creator/executive producer of animated series Koala Man.
Roiland was charged with one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and/or deceit by the Orange County District Attorney’s office. The incident in question against a Jane Doe allegedly occurred in January 2020, according to a May 2020 complaint. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in October 2020. The semi-sealed case was kept out of the public until January 12, 2023.
No trial date has been set, but Roiland could face up to seven years in prison if convicted.