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Rick and Morty Co-Creator Justin Roiland Charged for Domestic Violence

Rick and Morty co-creator and High on Life creator Justin Roiland has been charged with domestic violence and wrongful imprisonment in a California court, according to reports. NBC News.

NBC, which obtained the criminal complaint in question, says Roiland was indicted in May 2020 in connection with an incident from January 2020.

Roiland was charged with one felony of domestic assault involving bodily harm and one felony of wrongful imprisonment for intimidation, violence, fraud, and/or deception against Jane Doe, who he was dating at the time. indicted.

He has pleaded not guilty to both charges.

So far, more than a dozen hearings have been held related to these charges, including a pretrial hearing today, but no trial date has yet been set. Roiland reportedly arrested him in May 2020 and released him on a bond of $50,000 the following August. In October, a protective order was filed stating that Jane Doe in question was not allowed to harass, threaten, monitor, or come within 100 feet of her.

Details of a number of other cases have reportedly been withheld under protective orders, but a lawyer confirmed to NBC News that a plea deal is available.NBC reports that a hearing in the case is scheduled to be reconvened on April 27, and that Roiland has been ordered to attend.

Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. you can find her on her twitter @duck valentine.

Disclosure: The partner authors of this work previously worked at High on Life studio Squanch Games.

Image Credit: Greg Doherty, Getty Images

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