Justin Roiland dropped out quotRick and Mortyquot by Adult Swim

Justin Roiland dropped out "Rick and Morty" by Adult Swim after domestic violence allegations

Adult Swim has severed ties with Justin Roiland, co-creator of the popular animated series Rick and Morty, after he was accused of domestic violence earlier this month.

Adult Swim has “ended its association” with Roiland, according to a statement shared with the show’s official Twitter account and retweeted by the network.

“‘Rick and Morty’ will continue,” the statement added. “The talented and dedicated crew is hard at work on Season 7.”

In addition to being a co-creator on the series, Roiland, 42, was also a writer and executive producer, and voiced the show’s two title characters along with several other supporting characters throughout the show’s first six seasons.

Roiland is awaiting trial for domestic violence offenses against a former girlfriend.

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FILE – Justin Roiland attends the Game Awards at Microsoft Theater on December 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Greg Doherty/Getty Images

A criminal complaint brought to The Associated Press by prosecutors in Orange County, California earlier this month charged Roiland with assault and false imprisonment through threats, fraud, violence or deception against the woman he was living with at the time. The woman was not identified in court documents.

Roiland has pleaded not guilty.

The incident happened in January 2020 and Roiland was charged in May this year. A pre-trial hearing was held on January 12.

Roiland is expected to return to court in April. A trial date has not been set.

Roiland created the animated sci-fi sitcom starring Dan Harmon. It has been airing since 2013. The series won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 2018 and again in 2020.

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