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Rick And Morty co-creator and voice actor dropped by another TV company after abuse charges

Hulu has now ended ties with Justin Roiland, a day after Cartoon Network's Adult Swim division made the same move. 

Rick And Morty co-creator and voice actor dropped by another TV company after abuse charges

Animated series Rick And Morty. (Photo: Adult Swim)

Hulu on Wednesday (Jan 25) became the second television company to cut ties with Rick And Morty creator Justin Roiland after felony domestic abuse charges against him were revealed.

“We have ended our association with Justin Roiland," 20th TV Animation and Hulu Originals said in a statement.

Roiland co-created and provides voices for the streaming outlet's animated show Solar Opposites, and is also a producer and actor on its animated Koala Man. Both shows will continue without him.

FILE - Justin Roiland poses for a portrait to promote the television series "Rick and Morty" on day two of Comic-Con International, July 21, 2017, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

On Tuesday, Cartoon Network's Adult Swim division, home to the animated sci-fi sitcom Rick And Morty, made the same move, saying in a brief statement that they have ended their association with Roiland.

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

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

The charges went unreported until NBC News ran a story on them earlier this month.

Roiland's attorney and publicist did not immediately reply to emails seeking comment.

Roiland provided the voices of the two title characters, a mad scientist and his grandson, in Rick And Morty. He and Dan Harmon created the show that has run for six seasons and has been renewed for a seventh. Adult Swim has not said whether the show will continue without him.

Source: AP/sr