Justice decides everything, in this case the charges are dropped for 'Rick and Morty' Co-Creator Justin Roiland.
Justin Roiland, co-creator of the popular TV show Rick & Morty, had domestic violence charges against him dropped by the Orange County District Attorney's office due to insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
The charges, which included felony counts of domestic battery with corporal injury and false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and/or deceit, were filed in May 2020 and became public in January 2023.
His parts in Rick & Morty were set to be recast for the seventh season, and it is unclear if or when he will return to his other roles.
Roiland had been awaiting trial and faced up to seven years in prison and large fines if found guilty. Roiland, who had been dismissed from most of his gigs over the charges, had also been subjected to a protective order to stay away from the alleged victim.
'Rick and Morty' Co-Creator Justin Roiland Freed From Charges Of Domestic Violence
The Orange County district attorney has dropped all charges of domestic abuse against Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty.
According to Kimberly Edds, the DA's spokesperson, the charges were dismissed due to insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Roiland had been facing charges of corporal injury and false imprisonment by menace, fraud, violence, or deceit against his former partner, who remains unnamed.
justice pic.twitter.com/1q9M4GA6MV— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) March 22, 2023
Roiland expressed his relief that the charges have been dropped but also his disappointment that people were quick to judge him based on the accusations of an "embittered ex." He hopes to move forward and focus on his creative projects while restoring his reputation.