The star and co-creator of Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland, has been charged with false imprisonment and domestic battery. As reported by NBC News, the charges stem from May 2020, and Roiland has since pleaded “not guilty.” However, the case continues slowly through the court system, and many details are off-limits to the public. Roiland was arrested in 2020 but released on a $50k bond. The arraignment occurred in October of that same year.
Roiland’s alleged victim has remained anonymous. She has a protective order against him, which forbids Roiland from threatening, harassing, or monitoring her. He must also stay 100′ away from the unnamed victim until the order expires later this year. Most of the information regarding this case is still under a protective order.
The complete list of the charges against Roiland is as follows:
- (1) felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury
- (1) felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud, and/or deceit
We’re not sure when more info regarding the case will be released. Justin Roiland is scheduled to reappear in court on April 27th. This follows his January 12th, 2023 court date, where Roiland was offered a plea deal. Since all the court proceedings are so secretive, it is unknown whether he agreed to the deal or what it included.
This isn’t Justin Roiland’s first time being accused of scummy behavior. Now that the news about the domestic violence charges is circulating, old skeletons are starting to tumble out of the closet. Be warned that some of the resurfacing tweets, texts, and videos are bad.
more awesome Justin Roiland stuff pic.twitter.com/vSSHDOW0BX
— Scrade "Bunnybuns" Cottontail (@ScradeTweets) January 12, 2023
Diggin deeper into the whole pedo controversy, quite the rabbit hole. From Justin Roiland of Rick and Morty fame.. pic.twitter.com/LcJBXL2VYg
— Laudanum (@FaustianBurgle) July 29, 2018
Yeah, he has a weird fascination with underage people in sexual situations. Will this current legal trouble open up the floodgates? We’ll have to wait and see. Given that the case has yet to have an official trial date if it ever makes it that far, who knows what else may come to the surface. With so many facts about what happened under wraps, there may be some intense news on the way.[Source: NBC News]