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The co-creator of the hit animated sitcom ‘Rick and Morty’ has left following allegations of domestic abuse. The title characters’ voices will be recast



Hulu on Wednesday became the second television company to cut ties with “Rick and Morty” creator Justin Roiland. after being accused of domestic violence against him was revealed.

“We have terminated our partnership with Justin Roiland,” 20th TV Animation and Hulu Originals said in a statement.

Roiland co-created and provided the voice for the streaming store’s animated show “Solar Opposites,” and is also a producer and actor on the animated series “Koala Man.” Both shows will continue without him.

On Tuesday, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim division, which produces the animated sci-fi sitcom “Rick and Morty,” also made a similar move, saying in a brief statement that it has terminated its cooperation with Roland.

Squanch Games, a video game developer co-founded by Roiland, said on Twitter The following Tuesday, he resigned from the company.

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

Charges were not reported until NBC News ran a story about them earlier this month.

Roiland attorneys and journalists did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment.

Roiland voices the two main characters, a mad scientist and his nephew, in “Rick and Morty.” He and Dan Harmon created the show which has run for six seasons and has been renewed for a seventh season. Adult Swim has said that the series will continue without him, but has not announced who will be the new vocal performer.

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