Justin Roiland resigns from High On Life Dev Squanch Games following domestic violence charges
Justin Roiland has resigned from Squanch Games following domestic violence charges.
High On Life’s Twitter account released a statement yesterday revealing that the studio received Roiland’s resignation on January 16. Squanch says it will “continue to make games that we know our fans will love, while continuing to support and improve High On Life.”
That statement came just a few hours after the officials Rick and Morty The Twitter account released a statement showing that Adult Swim has ended its collaboration with Roiland. However, Rick and Morty will continue and current talent and crew are currently working on Season 7.
The show’s title characters are being recast, as Roiland provided the voice for both.
All of this comes after it was revealed on Jan. 12 that Roiland had been charged with domestic violence in Orange County, California, in connection with an alleged incident in 2020. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, a May 2020 criminal complaint reveals Roiland was charged with one charge of assault and one charge of false imprisonment through threat, violence, fraud or deception. The complaint says these allegations came from a Jane Doe “who was in a relationship with the defendant.”
Roiland pleaded not guilty and was released on $50,000 bail in August 2020. During a pre-trial hearing held earlier this month, Roiland’s attorney said Roiland heard an offer of a plea deal but did not reveal any further details about it or whether Roiland accepted it.
Co-founded by Roiland in 2016, Squanch Games has developed Accounting+, the PlayStation VR game Trover Saves The Universe and most recently High On Life during his tenure.
https://www.gameinformer.com/2023/01/25/justin-roiland-resigns-from-high-on-life-dev-squanch-games-following-domestic-abuse Justin Roiland resigns from High On Life Dev Squanch Games following domestic violence charges