The domestic abuse charges levied to Rick and Morty and High on Life creator Justin Roiland have been dismissed.
The news was confirmed by Roiland himself over on his personal Twitter account.
Justin Roiland expressed his disappointment toward those who quickly jumped to conclusions on his guilt and their attempts to have him “canceled”, which did have some success. However he states he will focus on his future creative projects and “restoring his good name”.
Per reports (via TMZ), a spokesperson with the district attorney with Orange County stated the reasoning for why the case was dismissed was that there “was insufficient evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt”.
While Justin Roiland can be happy that the case has been dismissed and he is officially an innocent man, he did still suffer from consequences as a result of the arrest and charges.
He was dropped by Adult Swim on the production for Rick and Morty, as he was also the voice for both main characters of the series. The show is set to continue without him and no statement by the company has been made since his case has been dismissed.
Here’s the full message from Roiland:
I have always known that these claims were false — and | 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 it may have succeeded, even partially, is shameful. However, now that the legal case has ended, I’m determined to move forward and focus both on my creative projects and restoring my good name.