‘Rick and Morty’ creator Justin Roiland awaits trial for domestic violence

File image of Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland. He’s awaiting trial on expenses of felony home violence in opposition to a former girlfriend
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Justin Roiland, who created the animated sequence Rick and Morty and gives the voices of the 2 title characters, is awaiting trial on expenses of felony home violence in opposition to a former girlfriend.

A prison grievance obtained Thursday from The Related Press from prosecutors in Orange County, California, charged Mr. Roiland, 42, with corporal damage and false imprisonment by menace, fraud, violence or deceit in opposition to the girl, who he was dwelling with on the time. The girl was not recognized in courtroom paperwork.

Mr. Roiland has pleaded not responsible.

The incident occurred in January of 2020 and Mr. Roiland was charged in Could of that 12 months, however the expenses apparently went unnoticed by media shops till NBC Information reported them Thursday, when a pre-trial listening to was held within the case.

Emails searching for remark from Mr. Roiland’s lawyer and representatives for Cartoon Community, which airs Rick and Morty, weren’t instantly returned. Roiland is about to return to courtroom in April. A trial date has not been set.

Mr. Roiland and Dan Harmon created the animated sci-fi sitcom a couple of mad scientist and his grandson, each voiced by Mr. Roiland. It has aired for six seasons on Cartoon Community as a part of its Grownup Swim nighttime programming block, and has been renewed for a seventh.

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