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‘Rick and Morty’ creator facing felony domestic violence charges

Alleged incident happened in 2020.

Published: January 14, 2023 6:31pm

Updated: January 14, 2023 6:34pm

Celebrated “Rick and Morty” creator Justin Roiland is facing felony domestic violence charges, according to a criminal complaint publicized this week.

The charges, obtained by NPR and other outlets, claim the 42-year-old Roiland committed “domestic battery with corporal injury” and “false imprisonment” against a woman with whom he was “in a dating relationship.”

Both charges allege the incidents occurred in January of 2020.

NPR reported that “pretrial hearings” have recently occurred in the case.

The cartoonist “was arrested and released on a $50,000 bond in August 2020 and arraigned in October of that year,” the outlet reported.

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