The alleged incident took place in 2020 regarding an unidentified woman with whom Roiland was having an affair at the time. The writer denies everything.
Justin’s lawyer had previously issued an official statement, assuring that his client is absolutely innocent and that the case will surely be closed as soon as the prosecutor’s office analyzes all the information. But Adult Swim decided not to wait for the conclusions: Mary Moore, the channel’s vice president of public relations, published a statement about the termination of cooperation with Justin.
Let’s remember that Justin Roiland, among other things, is the original voice of Rick and Morty in the series, in addition to a series of secondary characters.
A court date has not yet been announced. The next preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 27. If Roiland is proven guilty, she faces up to seven years in prison.
Rick and Morty has been renewed for a tenth season. Dan Harmon will remain her sole showrunner for the remaining episodes. The heroes will now, of course, be played by another actor.