Domestic violence charges that got "Rick and Morty" co-creator canceled have been DROPPED and he's speaking out
Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland was fired from the cartoon -- where he does the voices of both Rick AND Morty -- earlier this year. News broke he was charged with domestic violence. Roiland denied the charges, but you know how it goes.
Those charges were just DROPPED and Roiland is speaking out. He says in a statement, "I have always known that these claims were false—and I never had any doubt that this day would come. I'm thankful that this case has been dismissed but, at the same time, I'm still deeply shaken by the horrible lies that were reported about me during this process."
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) March 22, 2023
Roiland will now work on rebuilding his reputation, and says of his wrongful termination, "I'm disappointed that so many people were so quick to judge without knowing the facts, based solely on the word of an embittered ex trying to bypass due process and have me 'canceled.'"
The alleged incident happened in January of 2020. Roiland pleaded not guilty in October 2020, and a hearing was set for April 2023. But news leaked in January 2023 of what Roiland was alleged to have done, so of course Roiland had to get fired on the grounds of he was accused of doing something. After all, bloggers and Twitter randos might get upset if he wasn't.
Those charges were dropped yesterday when "significant additional information came to light" that led to the DAs office to "dismiss the charges because there was insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt." It's unclear what that significant information was. It could be that "Jane Doe" was caught lying. Or, something else.
Admittedly, I never watched the cartoon before. I fell off with Adult Swim after Aqua Teen Hunger Force. But this clip always cracks me up.
Playoffs time! Here’s to your team NOT leading you on another emotional rollercoaster that leaves you like this… (NSFW) #NFLPlayoffspic.twitter.com/hHWbMF3Cv7
— Louder with Crowder Dot Com (@LWCnewswire) January 21, 2023
The show is supposed to carry on, even without the co-creator who did the voices of both main characters. Should the show not carry on and all the production staff and others who worked on it find themselves out of jobs, I wonder how they will all feel about the dropped charges now that THEIR employment is gone too.
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