Justin Roiland, co-creator and star of reveals reminiscent of “Rick and Morty” and “Solar Opposites,” is dealing with felony home violence fees in Orange County.
Roiland appeared in court docket Thursday for a pretrial listening to associated to fees filed in Might 2020. In keeping with the grievance obtained by The Occasions, Roiland is dealing with one rely of home battery with corporal harm and one rely of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and deceit.
Per the grievance, the fees are associated to an incident that occurred on or about Jan. 19, 2020, involving an unnamed Jane Doe who was relationship Roiland at the moment. Orange County Superior Courtroom information point out Roiland pleaded not responsible to each felony counts when he was arraigned in October 2020. In keeping with these court docket information, Roiland had been launched after posting a $50,000 bond that August.
Roiland’s lawyer adamantly denied the fees in an announcement to The Occasions.
“It is hard to overstate how inaccurate the recent media coverage of this situation has been,” Roiland’s lawyer, T. Edward Welbourn, stated in an announcement. “To be clear, not only is Justin innocent but we also have every expectation that this matter is on course to be dismissed once the District Attorney’s office has completed its methodical review of the evidence. We look forward to clearing Justin’s name and helping him move forward as swiftly as possible.”
Roiland is greatest recognized for co-creating and starring in hit grownup animated reveals together with Grownup Swim’s Emmy Award-winning “Rick and Morty” (with Dan Harmon) in addition to Hulu’s “Solar Opposites” (with Mike McMahan). Amongst his most up-to-date tasks is “Koala Man,” which premiered on Hulu earlier this month.
In keeping with NBC Information, which was first to report on the case, a protecting order was filed in opposition to Roiland in October 2020 to bar him from harassing, threatening or surveilling the individual named within the order. Roiland was additionally reportedly ordered to show in any firearms he owned or possessed and isn’t to go inside 100 ft of the individual named within the order. The individual’s identification is unknown.
The court docket will reconvene for Roiland’s pretrial listening to on April 27.