'Not guilty': Justin Roiland, 'Rick and Morty' Co-Creator, faces felony charges, $50,000 bond Over 2020 incident

    Justin Roiland, co-creator of 'Rick and Morty', charged with felony counts of domestic battery and false imprisonment in a 2020 incident.

    <p>Source: NPR</p>

    Wubba lubba dub dub! The universe of "Rick and Morty" has taken a turn for the serious. Justin Roiland, the beloved co-creator of the hit series, is swapping his animator's pen for legal briefs as he faces felony charges stemming from a 2020 incident, as reported by NBC News.

    The Charges: A Dimension Unexplored

    "Not guilty" pleaded Roiland to one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury, and one felony count of false imprisonment against an anonymous Jane Doe, who he was dating at the time. Charges were laid in May 2020, connected to an incident from January of that year.

    Time Travel to the Courtroom: Over a Dozen Hearings

    More than a dozen hearings have transpired, including a pre-trial hearing as of this writing, yet no trial date has been set. Roiland was arrested and released on a $50,000 bond in August following the charges.

    But the plot thickens, like a sci-fi serum gone awry.

    Stay "100 Feet Away": The Restraining Order Saga

    In October, a protective order was filed, declaring Roiland was not permitted to harass, threaten, surveil, or go within 100 feet of the Jane Doe in question. Fans might wonder if Roiland needs a Meeseeks Box to make these troubles vanish.

    Details of the case are under wraps, protected by a judicial order. Yet a plea offer is available, NBC reports, with a hearing planned to reconvene on April 27. Roiland has been ordered to attend, possibly needing a portal gun to teleport out of this mess.

    The Fans' Verdict: Uncertainty for Rick and Morty Season 7?

    What does this mean for "Rick and Morty" season 7? Fans are left to speculate as they await the trial's outcome. Will Morty navigate without his Grandpa Rick? Or will the series take an unexpected twist?

    We can only wait, as the judge's gavel replaces the clinking of test tubes in Roiland's immediate future. A blend of intergalactic adventures and terrestrial troubles, this story is as wild as a "Rick and Morty" episode but with real-life stakes.

    Stay tuned, Earthlings, for updates on Roiland's legal drama, and keep your fingers crossed for a season filled with less courtroom chaos and more animated antics.

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