Justin Roiland Wiki – Justin Roiland Biography
The co-creator and lead voice actor of the hit animated series Rick and Morty is facing felony charges of domestic violence stemming from a 2020 incident. NBC News reports that Roiland was arrested and charged with felony domestic battery with bodily harm and felony false imprisonment for threat, violence, fraud and/or deception following the incident, which involved a Jane Doe victim with the that was coming out at the time.
Roiland has pleaded not guilty to both charges, and the criminal complaint, arrest affidavit and subsequent legal hearings remain sealed. NBC News reported on the criminal case against Roiland after he appeared Thursday at a pretrial hearing in Orange County, California. No trial date has yet been set, but Roiland was ordered to attend another pre-trial hearing on April 27.
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Justin Roiland is 42 years old.
The incident reportedly occurred in January 2020 and Roiland was charged in May 2020. He was arrested and released on $50,000 bail in August of that year and was arraigned in October 2020. That same month, he was filed a protective order against Roiland prohibiting him from contacting or coming within 100 feet of the Jane Doe victim; that protection order remains in effect until October 2023.
According to NBC News, Roiland’s attorneys told the court that they offered him a plea deal. News of the charges against Roiland comes just days after a new animated series he executive produced, Koala Man, debuted on Hulu. In a statement to Rolling Stone, Roiland’s lawyer, T. Edward Welbourn, said: “It is hard to overstate how inaccurate recent media coverage of this situation has been.
To be clear, Justin is not only innocent, but we also expect this matter to be on track for dismissal once the DA’s office has completed its methodical review of the evidence. We look forward to clearing Justin’s name and helping him move forward as quickly as possible.”
Roiland and Dan Harmon co-created Rick and Morty in 2013, and in the decade that followed, the series became a billion-dollar franchise. In 2018, after allegations of misconduct were brought against Harmon during his time at Community, he admitted to sexually harassing a former writer for the show, Megan Ganz.