Rick & Morty and NFT creator Justin Roiland charged with domestic violence

NFT creator Justin Roiland was charged with two felonies in a case filed against him in 2020.

Famous animator and NFT creator Justin Roiland is charged with domestic violence involving domestic battery (physical abuse) and false imprisonment. The incident involved a woman Justin was dating back in 2020.

Roiland has many successful projects under his belt. He is the co-creator of the famous cartoon show Rick and Morty which has a global following. The series won him multiple awards including Emmy in 2020 and Hollywood Critics Choice Association TV award in 2022.

It was last aired on Cartoon Network in Sept 2022. To add more value to his work, he launched Justin Roiland NFT collection in Jan 2021, collecting over $1.65 million in sales.

The NFT collection is live on OpenSea and is trading at a floor price of 0.038 ETH at the time of writing the post. Since the launch, the collection has amassed over 175 ETH in trading volume.

The current details of the case are not made public but it’s confirmed that the creator is charged with domestic battery i.e causing physical injury to Jane Doe, the woman he dated in 2020 and false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and/or deceit.

Back in 2020, Roiland was arrested in August and was released on $50,000 bond before getting charged in October of the same year. To date, he is found not guilty and is ordered to appear for the hearing on April 27.

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