After two years from the first charges and a process that has led to his dismissal from ‘Rick and Morty’, the series he co-created with Dan Harmon, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office has decided to dismiss the domestic violence charges filed against justin roiland.
According to Todd Spitzer, a spokesman for the said prosecutor’s office, there is not enough evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. A case of violence presented by the producer’s ex, who, if he had been found guilty, could have served a sentence of up to seven years in prison.
Justin Roiland responds
Justin Roiland is fully aware that while “justice” has been done to him, the damage both personally and professionally It’s done. She has expressed it this way in a brief, but bitter, release:
“I have always known that these accusations were false and I never doubted that this day would come. I am grateful that this case has been dismissed but, at the same time, I am deeply disturbed by the terrible lies that have been put forward about me during this process. More than anything, I’m disappointed in all the people who have rushed to judgment without knowing the facts, based solely on the word of an embittered ex trying to skirt due process and have me “canceled.” That they could have succeeded, even in part, is shameful. However, now that the legal case is over, I am determined to move on and focus on both my creative endeavors and restoring my good name.”
Specifically, the charges filed against Roiland were one of domestic violence with bodily harm and another of illegal detention for threats, violence, fraud and/or deceit. Some accusations that were made public last January, with a huge stir and some “cancellation”.
This caused both Adult Swim (‘Rick and Morty’) and Hulu (‘Koala Man’, ‘Solar Opposites’) to cut all ties with Roiland. In addition, a few weeks later a profile was published that portrayed a large toxic environment created by him in the production offices of ‘Rick and Morty’.
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