Hulu cuts ties with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland

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Hulu cuts ties with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland

Hulu is cutting ties with Rick and Morty co-creator and co-creator Justin Roiland, the company said in a statement.

Roiland co-created Hulu's animated series Solar Opposites with Mike McMahan and previously voiced the character Korvo. He was also the executive producer of Koala Man, another Hulu production.

Both shows will continue without Roiland's involvement, the company said.

NBC News previously reported that Roiland was charged with two counts of felony domestic violence in Orange County Superior Court in January 2020, stemming from a January 2020 incident.

Roiland, who pleaded not guilty, was in court on January 12 for a pre-trial hearing. In a statement, Roiland's lawyer wrote that his client is innocent and he expects the case to be dismissed.

"We look forward to clearing Justin's name and helping him move forward as quickly as possible," said attorney T. Edward Welbourn.

Adult Swim has cut its ties with Roiland on Tuesday, according to the cable television channel Adult Swim.

Squanch Games, the video game studio that Roiland co-founded, also announced Tuesday that Roiland had resigned a week ago, days after NBC News first reported on his domestic violence case.