RICK AND MORTY Co-Creator Justin Roiland Has Domestic Violence Charges Dropped Due To Lack Of Evidence

RICK AND MORTY Co-Creator Justin Roiland Has Domestic Violence Charges Dropped Due To Lack Of Evidence RICK AND MORTY Co-Creator Justin Roiland Has Domestic Violence Charges Dropped Due To Lack Of Evidence

Almost two years after he was first accused of felony domestic violence, the charges against Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland have been dropped due to "insufficient evidence."

By MarkCassidy - Mar 23, 2023 10:03 PM EST
Filed Under: Rick and Morty
Source: Via Toonado.com

Justin Roiland must be shouting wubalubadubdub at the top of his lungs this morning, as we got word late last night that the felony domestic violence charges against the Rick and Morty co-creator have been dropped.

Roiland was charged with one count of domestic battery with corporal injury, and one count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud or deceit. The woman in question was not named, but has now been confirmed as someone Roiland was dating at the time of the alleged incident.

Kimberly Edds, spokeswoman for the Orange County District Attorney’s office, said in a statement: “We dismissed the charges today as a result of having insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Roiland took to social media to comment on the development.

“I have always known that these claims were false — and I never had any doubt that this day would come,” he said in the statement. “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. Most of all, 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.'”

Roiland added, “That it may have succeeded, even partially, is shameful. However, now that the legal case has ended, I’m determined to move forward and focus both on my creative projects and restoring my good name.”

Adult Swim severed ties with Roiland when the charges were made public, with fellow co-creator Dan Harmon taking over as lone showrunner. Despite the charges being dismissed, we can't see Roiland returning to the show, so some big changes still lie ahead for the popular animated series.

Roiland also provided the voices for both Rick and Morty (as well as a number of supporting characters), so the misanthropic time-traveller and his put-upon grandson will most likely need to be recast for the remaining seasons.

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SorceresSupreme - 3/23/2023, 10:17 PM
Humperdink - 3/23/2023, 10:47 PM
@SorceresSupreme -

He's got a lot of other stuff to clean up.

Next up, all the underage girls he was sexting and colleagues he was creeping on. He has a LONG pattern of behavior that is highly inappropriate and abusive.

There's a lack of evidence to try him, but there's a lot of behavioral evidence that say he'd be the kind of person that COULD do what he's accused of.

But hey...some people think "OJ is innocent" because he got a verdict declaring that to be the case.

The Juice was vindicated too I guess.

SorceresSupreme - 3/23/2023, 10:18 PM
cancel culture is ass
RC5616 - 3/23/2023, 10:47 PM
@SorceresSupreme - cancel culture isn't real. It's just a buzzword for social phenomena that's as old as civilization. People doing shxtty things and there's attempts at punishment, or people claiming it falsely. Big whoop. It's never cancel culture when it's somebody you think should be cancelled.
dagenspear - 3/23/2023, 10:50 PM
@RC5616 - So, it is real, just not always used effectively.
GhostDog - 3/23/2023, 10:24 PM
Reading the tweet replies
dracula - 3/23/2023, 10:26 PM
@GhostDog - what are they saying?
GhostDog - 3/23/2023, 10:32 PM
@dracula - it’s a lot of “it was a frame job, the DMs are fake, so are the podcast sound bites”

His opposition must be super villain level to put all that work into destroying him.
dracula - 3/23/2023, 10:35 PM
@GhostDog - they say anything about the people on the show who said he was trash?
GhostDog - 3/23/2023, 10:47 PM
@dracula - nothing like that, that I could see. Although I saw one comment that said he should be compensated by WB for the firing due to false allegations. But his other cases are still being investigated
AmazingFILMporg - 3/23/2023, 11:56 PM
@GhostDog -

That's gonna be Ezra's strategy.

*They're cancelling me bro! THEY don't want you to watch The Flash! Conspiracy!!!!*😐🤡💯
DocSpock - 3/24/2023, 12:02 AM
@AmazingFILMporg -

That is already Ezra's strategy. He already claimed he is being unfairly accused because he is.... whatever it is he is.

AmazingFILMporg - 3/24/2023, 12:07 AM
@DocSpock -


I hate him even more😐....
dracula - 3/23/2023, 10:26 PM
Hopefully the right call was made on this case and he isnt just escaping justice for what he did.

Either way still have the texts with under aged girls, its there, cant really disprove that.

If they even consider bringing him back to rick and morty should for sure be at a lower pay considering he stopped doing his job outside of voice work (which he does drunk)
santoanderson - 3/23/2023, 10:26 PM
Roiland’s goose is still cooked. When the battery accusations went public in January, I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. But within hours, at least a dozen people came forward with records of the guy sending lewd messages to minors, and other horrible shit. And when everybody turned to writers and other staff members at Rick & Morty, expecting they would back Roiland up, many of them came forward and said “Actually that guy’s a huge piece of shit, and here’s all the awful, unprofessional stuff he did when I was in the room.”
Murderisbadong - 3/23/2023, 10:37 PM
Was he innocent or guilty? Who knows. Lack of evidence does not mean you’re innocent, like people claim on here. It just means the prosecutor didn’t have sufficient evidence to come out with a guilty verdict.
Hopefully Roiland moves on and his ex moved on.
ClintThaHamster - 3/24/2023, 9:50 AM
@Murderisbadong - Exactly. "Not Guilty" is short for "Not guilty beyond a reasonable doubt." There's a very good reason the jury doesn't say "innocent" if someone's acquitted.
MotherFuckerJon - 3/23/2023, 10:46 PM
I don't understand how some people on here can justify anything about this dude. I see people blaming "cancel culture", did cancel culture send all the really [frick]ed up texts to those underage girls? The texts that are real and well documented.

As I said before, just because a case is thrown out due to lack of evidence does not always mean the person is innocent. He still wrote all those texts, he still sent all those texts. Its really disturbing that some people are cool with famous and powerful people doing horrible shit will be all chalked up to "cancel culture" and "witch hunts", when those people are held accountable.
campblood - 3/23/2023, 10:52 PM
Meh, I heard he has barely anything to do with the shows anymore other than stumbling in drunk to record his lines. When he dries up and stops pounding to teens he should just start a web series
MrDandy - 3/23/2023, 11:01 PM
His string of other bad behavior was enough to sink him, I think. Even if he got off on any charges, I’m thinking the entertainment industry will still be shutting their doors to him.
GhostDog - 3/23/2023, 11:06 PM
I feel like they dropped these charges because they are going to come back with harsher ones given the other cases against him; DMs and what not. These current dropped charges very well could mean little in the long run.
mrbioshock1984 - 3/23/2023, 11:26 PM
Not rormachine who was sucking off Tom Cruise who is in a cult that has pedophiles, abusers and known to harass people. We all just know that Justin loves little girls and money is the only way has fat nasty three voice having is free 🤣. I'm pretty this isn't the last case and time we hear of this turd 😏.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/24/2023, 1:47 AM
This ain't it, chief.
Twenty23Three - 3/24/2023, 3:25 AM
Having the cash to make things like this go away just doesn’t work anymore. Evidence of who he is out in the world and he can’t make that go away
bobevanz - 3/24/2023, 5:21 AM
Hire that dude on tiktok who sounds just like Justin and move on. He's still a psycho weirdo, and not even the brains behind R&M
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