‘Just upsetting’: Fans slam ‘Rick and Morty’ creator Justin Roiland as he faces domestic violence charges

‘Just upsetting’: Fans slam ‘Rick and Morty’ creator Justin Roiland as he faces domestic violence charges
Justin Roiland, 42, voices the sitcom's eponymous characters, Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith (Araya Diaz/Getty Images)

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: Animated adult sitcom 'Rick and Morty's' co-creator Justin Roiland has been reportedly charged with domestic violence and social media swarmed to react to the star's charges. The 42-year-old show creator voices the sitcom's eponymous characters, Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith. In connection with an incident in 2020, Roiland was charged with felony domestic violence charges in California's Orange County. 

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Relating to the domestic battery charges with corporal injury and false imprisonment, the voice actor made his court appearance for a pre-trial hearing on Thursday, January 12. According to NBC News, the accusation was made by a woman he was dating in 2020 and to the accusation that remains unspecified, the Emmy winner had pleaded not guilty. In August 2020, Roiland had been released on a bond of $50,000 and arraigned in October 2020 when a protective order was filed. With dozens of hearings held so far, many details of the case remain unsealed.

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'This is just upsetting'

Fans of the show have flooded social media reacting to the news of the sitcom co-creator being charged with domestic violence. A fan wrote, "this ain't good for those of us who hate every other comedy on TV not created by him," and another wrote, "Damn, I wanted Rick and Morty to go but not at the cost of someone getting abused."

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Comparing with the show's depiction, a user wrote, "Well, there is no interdimensional travel to escape the charges," while someone remarked, "I don’t even wanna make a joke about this. This is just upsetting."

"Adult Swim should just cancel this show," a user wrote.



 

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"Isn’t this the second time this happened? If so, he’s gone. Get ready to hear people talk about Rick and Morty’s future episodes suck now," a user tweeted and another person opined, "Nobody is above the law. If these allegations are true, make sure he gets what he deserves."

Upset at the turn of events, a fan expressed, "Thoughts and prayers to all my friends working on shows yoked to Justin Roiland who are stuck waiting to see if those shows will continue being made."

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One user wrote, "really don’t have anything to say about Justin Roiland. I think it just speaks for itself entirely."



 



 

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