Stars who were fired from major movie and TV roles

'Rick and Morty' voice actor and co-creator Justin Roiland fired over domestic violence charges

Stars Insider

25/01/23 | StarsInsider


Some of Hollywood's greatest personalities have had several career lows, including getting fired! There can sometimes be a few different reasons that lead up to the dramatic decision of letting an actor or actress go, but despite the on-set drama, lots of times these productions go on to achieve great success all the same.

Justin Roiland is the co-creator of the hit animated series 'Rick and Morty' and has voiced both of the beloved titular characters since it first aired in 2013. The show is one of the most successful to air on Adult Swim and has a massive cult following. On January 12, however, news broke that Roiland is facing domestic abuse charges related to an incident with an unnamed woman in 2020. He has been charged with one count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud, or deceit. Roiland was first arrested in 2020 and was released on US$50,000 bail. He has pled not guilty. 

Adult Swim remained silent on the issue in the immediate aftermath, but on January 24, they released a statement confirming that the network has "ended its association with Justin Roiland." It's believed that 'Rick and Morty' will continue without Roiland as the show is only halfway through delivering on a 70-episode deal with Adult Swim. The re-casting of the main characters is likely to cause a lot of controversy among fans. 

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