Justin Roiland, the co-creator and star of the animated series Rick and Morty, has been cleared of all charges by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
The decision was taken “as a result of having insufficient evidence,” according to Kimberly Edds, a spokesperson for the district attorney’s office, who told NPR the case could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
In Orange County, California, in 2020, Roiland entered a not-guilty plea to two felony domestic violence allegations. He showed up at a few pretrial sessions that took place early this year.
Roiland responded to the charges being dropped in a message he shared on Twitter. He claimed in his writing to have “always known that these claims were false.”
In order to “focus both on my creative projects and restoring my good name,” he continued, he is looking forward to moving on.
Roiland’s career suffered greatly as a result of the public revelation of the allegations. The popular series Rick and Morty would continue without him, according to Adult Swim, which claimed it was severing its relationship with him.