Rick and Morty creator Justin Roliand text message Twitter Minor Arrest Domestic Violence
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Rick and Morty creator, Justin Roiland’s Twitter messages to minors were leaked following a domestic violence case, but is he under arrest? Let’s take a look at the details.

Allie Goertz accuses Roiland of inappropriate behavior

Rick and Morty’s co-creator Justin Roiland faces charges of domestic violence about a 2020 incident. The plaintiff is remaining anonymous, however, she was in a relationship with Roiland when the incident occurred. Shortly after the case became public, musician Allie Goertz revealed inappropriate messages from the animator.

  • Goertz is famous for creating music inspired by different shows. She also wrote a concept album for Rick and Morty. However, she shares that Roiland’s messages made her never see the show again. In the Twitter messages, Roiland asked Goertz to write a song using inappropriate references. He claims it is to promote the message of “no more racism.”

  • He also calls Goertz slurs like “f****t” and “a***ole”. The accused later apologizes while blaming his behavior on the intoxication of 4 glasses of wine. Goertz’s accusations encouraged more alleged victims of Justin Roiland’s inappropriate behavior to share their sufferings. Several other screenshots directed toward minors also surfaced online.
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Further Inappropriate messages allegedly sent by Justin Roiland

On January 15, a victim revealed a series of alleged messages from Roiland. She claims of receiving them back in 2015, back when she was still a minor.

  • The post caption shares the context around the messages. Apparently, in September 2015 Justin Roiland followed the victim on Twitter. She was 16 years old at that time. Therefore, she expressed excitement over the show’s creator’s approach.
  • Further, she reveals how some of their conversations were “100% weird”. According to the screenshots, Roiland asked the minor to drop out of school and go into sex slavery. He once again uses slurs to reference the victim and suggests sexual professions she should join after she turns 18.

  • Another user shared an improper message from Roiland back in 2014. In the alleged message, the animator encourages the victim to get Morty tattoo on her chest saying, “If not you, then who?”
  • The accusations kept coming from other social media platforms as well. Such as a Facebook user, Janna Waters, claims Roiland made a pass at her through Twitter when she was 16 by calling her “insanely hot.” The user also alleges Roiland has a predatory scout, Christy, who used to find young girls matching the preference of the creator.
  • The timeframes of these allegations are supported by writer and producer Jordan Crucchiola. She confirms the case Roiland faces charges for occurred in 2020. However,  journalists were looking for evidence for years before that. She alleges the existence of more women who were victims of Roiland.
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On-going case details and Justin Roiland’s arrest

Roiland was arrested in 2020 under domestic violence charges and released for a $50,000 bond. Currently, the defendant is waiting for the next court hearing date.

  • The full charges he faces are domestic violence with corporal injury, one felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud, and/or deceit. These all charges are related to the incident of 2020.
  • Furthermore, a restraining order against Roiland which is valid until October 2023 prohibits him from harassing, threatening, surveilling, or going within 100 feet of the plaintiff. The animator also turned in the weapons he possessed. However, Justin Roiland is pleading non-guilty in court.
  • Following the controversy, Hulu, Adult Swim, and more productions have cut ties with Justin Roiland.
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Although the netizen’s backlash and revelations aren’t directly applicable to the ongoing case, the animator is already found guilty in public eyes. Do you believe Justin Roiland is innocent? Let us know in the comments and follow Spiel Times for the latest updates in entertainment, gaming, and sports.

Kairavi Pandya is a Senior Writer at Spiel Times. She has a fascination with cinema, multi-generational literature, and old-school Kpop. In her spare time, she likes to learn choreographies and catch up with healing K-dramas. She is also pursuing her undergrad degree.