The co-creator of the animated series “Rick and Morty,” Justin Roiland, was acquitted of the charges of domestic violence that he was accused of for lack of evidence that could corroborate the attack.
According to information from local media, the Orange County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday that the charges were dismissed by having only “a reasonable doubt” against the creative.
Roiland was charged in 2020 with a felony count of domestic assault, deprivation of liberty by threat, fraud, violence or cheating on an ex-partner you lived with.
Since the announcement of the lawsuit, the also dubbing actor pleaded not guilty and this Wednesday he thanked the deliberations of the authorities.
Disappointed in the people who judged him
“I remain deeply shocked by the horrible lies told about me during this process,” Roiland wrote in a statement posted on his Twitter account.
The writer also assured that he felt “disappointed” in the number of people who judged it “so hastily” without knowing the facts, based solely on “the word of an embittered ex” who wanted it to be “cancelled”.
“Now that the legal process is over, I am determined to move forward, focus on my creative projects and clear my good name,” he deepened.
Roiland is the creator of the popular science fiction series “Rick and Morty” with Dan Harmon, which follows the adventures of a mad scientist and his influential grandson.
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The adult series parodies the iconic characters from the eighties film saga “Back to the Future”, and was released in 2013.
The program has six seasons and has been awarded two Annie Awardsand in 2018 received the award for best animated series at the Critics Choice Awards.
In addition to this project, Roiland is the creator of series such as “Solar Opposites” (2020), “Reporters” (2007) or “Two Girls, One Cup: The Show” (2008). (EFE)