Adult Swim drops Justin Roiland from Rick & Morty after domestic violence charges

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On Tuesday, the official Twitter account for animated comedy Rick and Morty posted tweeted that Adult Swim had “ended its association with Justin Roiland,” the show’s co-creator and primary voice actor. The announcement comes 12 days after the news broke that Roiland had been charged (opens in new tab) with felony domestic violence and false imprisonment over an incident in early 2020.

After rising to prominence in comedy and animation with Rick and Morty, Roiland founded gaming studio Squanch Games, which released High on Life (opens in new tab) in December. Roiland served as CEO and also voiced Kenny, High on Life’s talking alien gun.