justin roiland, creator of unfunny cartoon show, jailed for domestic violence charges
02/23/2023 (Thu) 04:14
Justin Roiland, co-creator of TV programme Rick and Morty, is facing domestic violence charges stemming from an incident with a girlfriend in 2020.
Details of the two-year-old case were first made public on Thursday, however, the charging document that describes the alleged crimes remains sealed.
He pleaded not guilty to two charges in 2020, and on Thursday appeared in court for a pre-trial hearing.
If found guilty, Mr Roiland, 42, could face up to seven years in prison.
Felony criminal charges were filed by the Orange County District Attorney in southern California in May 2020.
He is charged with domestic battery with corporal injury and false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and/or deceit.