‘Rick and Morty’ creator dropped by Hulu after being accused of abuse


Hulu on Wednesday became the second TV company to cut ties with “Rick and Morty” creator Justin Roiland after serious domestic abuse allegations against him were revealed.

“We have terminated our partnership with Justin Roiland,” 20th TV Animation and Hulu Originals said in a statement.

Roiland has co-created and provided the voice for the streaming store’s animated show “Solar Opposites”, and is also a producer and actor on the animated series “Koala Man”. Both shows will continue without him.

On Tuesday, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim division, which produces the animated sci-fi sitcom “Rick and Morty,” also made a similar move, saying in a brief statement that it has terminated its cooperation with Roland.

Squanch Games, the video game developer co-founded by Roiland, said on Twitter late Tuesday that he had resigned from the company.

Roiland, 42, was charged in Orange County, California in January 2020 with two felony counts of domestic violence against an ex-girlfriend he was living with. He has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial.

The allegations were not reported until NBC News posted a story about them earlier this month.

Roiland attorneys and journalists did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment.

Roiland voices the two main characters, a mad scientist and his nephew, in “Rick and Morty.” He and Dan Harmon created the show which has run for six seasons and has been renewed for a seventh season. Adult Swim has not yet said whether the show will continue without him.


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