Justin Roiland the co-creator of Rick and Morty faces domestic violence charges
Justin Roiland, the co-creator of the animated series Rick and Morty is facing domestic violence charges. The charges were filed against him back in 2020 and the details of this two-year-old case were first made public on Thursday at a pre-trial hearing.
The felony criminal charges were filed in California in May 2020 by the Orange County District Attorney. Roiland was charged with domestic battery with corporal injury and false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud, and/or deceit. Roiland had pleaded not guilty to two charges filed against him in 2020 however if found guilty he could face up to seven years in prison.
Talking more in detail about the case, it has been reported that, this alleged incident occurred around 19 January 2020. The anonymous accuser who ‘was in a dating relationship’ with Roiland at the time filed for a restraining order as Roiland’s actions resulted “in a traumatic condition” for the woman. Due to this order, Roiland can not legally come within 100 feet of the accuser. This order is set to last until October 2023.