If you were a Justin Roiland fan and were completely devastated about the news regarding his domestic battery case, we have an update.
As you may know, a few months ago, it was announced that Rick and Morty cut ties with Justin after a domestic battery case became known to the public.
At the time, the public learned Justin had been arrested in August 2020 and charged with felony domestic battery and false imprisonment in California.
Once the announcement was made that Adult Swim had cut ties with him, fans truly wondered what the fate would be of Rick & Morty and any other projects that Justin was involved with…
Justin had also remained silent on the situation causing further speculation and people wondered if the charges against him were true.
The pre-trial was originally set for for late April 2023, but now Justin says the legal matter has been dismissed.
And yes, that means he has also since broken his silence on the matter.
In a tweet on Twitter, Justin addresses the domestic battery case and how his departure from Adult Swim was handled.
He began by saying:
“I have always known that these claims were false — and I never had any doubt that this day would come. I’m thankful that this case has been dismissed but, at the same time, I’m still deeply shaken by the horrible lies that were reported about me during this process,”
“Most of all, I’m disappointed that so many people were so quick to judge without knowing the facts, based solely on the word of an embittered ex trying to bypass due process and have me ‘canceled.’ That is may have succeeded, even partially, is shameful. However, now that the legal case has ended, I’m determined to move forward and focus on my creative projects and restoring my good name.”
Honestly, this is so sad that they were so quick to cut ties with him without knowing the facts nor without he actually being charged with what he was accused with.
I completely thought that the reason Adult Swim cut ties with him was because he was actually convicted of the charges and was found guilty.
Now knowing this, I am sad for him.
I am not discounting the charges nor am I saying he is completely innocent BUT I also know, people can falsely accuse someone of something AND without him actually being charged for anything, it’s hard to believe the claims were valid or real.
We may never know the full truth but I hope that Adult Swim apologizes and allows him to set the record straight and rebuild his name especially if he is technically considered innocent in the face of the law right now.
I also want to see him come back on the shows and games he was on because he is quite talented and so many love his creative drive. And let’s be honest, the projects he’s involved with, wouldn’t be the same without him.