Domestic violence case against Justin Roiland dismissed

Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland has been cleared of domestic violence charges, according to a statement from the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Diversity be the first to report.

The charges were dismissed due to insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Roiland pleaded not guilty to one count of domestic assault causing physical injury and one count of false imprisonment for intimidation, violence, fraud and/or deception in 2020. He appeared in court in January for a pre-trial hearing and a second -Trial has been scheduled for April 27.

Roiland responded to the dropped charges on social media, saying he was grateful the case was dismissed but was “deeply shaken by the terrible lies that have been reported about me in the past few weeks”. this progress.” He also expressed frustration that so many people are so quick to judge him based on the words of someone he calls a “bitter ex.” Adult Swim severed ties with Roiland in January due to domestic violence allegations, and Roiland resigned from Squanch Games, the video game development studio he co-founded in 2016. Hulu also dropped him. from both Solar Opposites and Koala Man.

Despite Roiland’s claims, there are countless other charges against him. After this case came to light, many other individuals came forward with allegations of abuse at the hands of Roiland, including one Twitter user who wished to remain anonymous and claimed that Roiland had joked with them, when they were underage, about being forced into sex slavery.

In addition, the ruling by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office did not declare Roiland innocent – only stating that there was not enough evidence to prove the case in any way.

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