Justin Roiland dropped from two more TV shows after domestic abuse charges

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Justin Roiland has been dropped from 2 much animated shows, Solar Opposites and Koala Man, aft being charged with felony home unit against a erstwhile girlfriend, a time aft helium was dropped from deed bid Rick and Morty.

US web Hulu announced connected Wednesday that it had “ended our relation with Justin Roiland”, a time aft Rick and Morty distributor Adult Swim released a akin connection saying helium would nary longer dependable the titular characters oregon enactment arsenic showrunnner.

The 42-year-old has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting proceedings aft being charged with corporal wounded and mendacious imprisonment by menace, fraud, unit oregon deceit successful Orange County. The charges subordinate to a 2020 incidental against an unidentified pistillate Roiland was surviving with and dating astatine the time.

In a connection earlier this month, Roiland’s lawyer T Edward Welbourn said: “Not lone is Justin guiltless but we besides person each anticipation that this substance is connected people to beryllium dismissed erstwhile the territory attorney’s bureau has completed its methodical reappraisal of the evidence.”

All 3 shows volition proceed without his involvement.

A inactive  from Solar Opposites.
A inactive from Solar Opposites. Justin Roiland was the show’s co-creator, enforcement shaper and helium besides voiced the main character. Photograph: Fox

Roiland was co-creator, enforcement shaper and dependable of the main character, Korvo, connected Solar Opposites, an animated drama astir a household of aliens who crash-land successful the US.

Season 4 had been anticipated to beryllium released this year, but whether Korvo volition beryllium recast up of it airing remains to beryllium seen.

The archetypal play of the precocious launched Koala Man, an Australian American animated drama astir a suburban dad’s superhero change ego, was enforcement produced by Roiland, who besides voiced a impermanent character.

Both Koala Man and Solar Opposites are shown connected Hulu successful the US and connected Disney+ successful the UK and Australia. All were produced with Roiland’s animation studio, Justin Roiland’s Solo Vanity Card Productions.

Video crippled workplace Squanch Games, which Roiland co-founded, besides announced that Roiland had resigned from the institution connected 16 January, 4 days aft the home maltreatment charges emerged. The studio’s archetypal game, High connected Life, was created by Roiland and has been a immense deed connected Xbox.

“The passionate squad astatine Squanch volition support processing games we cognize our fans volition emotion portion continuing to enactment and amended High On Life,” the workplace said successful a statement.