Cartoon Network severs ties with 'Rick and Morty' co-creator Justin Roiland following domestic violence charges

On the Emmy-winning animated show Rick and Morty, scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty always manage to escape close calls, but now the guy who voices them, Justin Roiland, has hit a dead end with Adult Swim.

Variety reports the Cartoon Network Studios-owned property has severed ties with Roiland, also the show's co-creator, after he 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" in an incident that reportedly took place on January 19, 2020, with an unnamed woman Roiland was dating at the time.

He pleaded not guilty in 2020 and recently appeared at a pretrial hearing; he has another one on April 27, Variety says.

In a brief statement obtained by the trade, Adult Swim only noted it "has ended its association" with the 42-year-old producer and veteran cartoon voice actor.

On AirHOT 101.5 - Tampa Bay's NEW Hit Music Logo




Swimming is a great recreational sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, especially here in Florida. But it’s important to know how to be safe while you’re in the water.


mobile apps

Everything you love about hot1015tampabay.com and more! Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app.

amazon alexa

Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!