Last Updated on 01/25/2023 by てんしょく飯
Justin Roiland, co-creator of “Rick and Morty” and developer of the FPS game “High on Life,” has been indicted in a California court on charges of domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment, NBC News reports.
In addition to harassment, threats, and surveillance of the female victim, a protective order was filed against Roiland prohibiting him from approaching within 100 feet of her.
According to NBC, which obtained the criminal complaint in question, Roiland was charged in May of that year for his involvement in an incident that occurred in January 2020.
Roiland is charged with one felony count of domestic violence with bodily injury and one felony count of unlawful imprisonment by threat, violence, fraud, or false pretense against a woman he was dating at the time. He has pleaded “not guilty” to both charges.
More than a dozen hearings on a series of charges have been held so far, including today’s pretrial proceedings, but no trial date has been set at this time.
Roiland was reportedly arrested in May 2020 and released on $50,000 bail in August of that year; in October, a protective order was filed against Roiland prohibiting him from approaching within 100 feet of the female victim, in addition to harassment, threats, and surveillance.
Other details of the lawsuit are undisclosed under the confidentiality order, but attorneys have acknowledged to NBC News that a plea offer is in the works.
NBC reports that a hearing in the case is scheduled to resume on April 27, and Roiland has been ordered to appear in court.