Rick And Morty star Justin Roiland has been accused of sexual assault and utilizing his fame to pursue younger followers, it has been claimed.
Earlier this yr, US prosecutors dropped charges of domestic violence involving an ex-girlfriend towards the co-creator of the Grownup Swim animated collection.
The brand new allegations are available a report by NBC Information – Sky’s US accomplice – based mostly on interviews with 11 girls and non-binary individuals who claimed to have interacted with the star, and shared hundreds of textual content, e-mail, social media and courting app messages with Roiland between 2013 and 2022.
9 of them alleged the exchanges turned sexual. Of those, three claimed they had been 16 years previous once they began speaking to Roiland.
Roiland’s lawyer, Andrew Brettler, known as the allegations “false and defamatory” in a letter to NBC Information.
One lady accused Roiland of forcing her to carry out oral intercourse on him in March 2019.
Roiland’s lawyer didn’t particularly deal with the allegation. Mr Brettler wrote that the lady requested Roiland to purchase her garments and provided to promote him her pornographic movies a couple of months after that evening, leaving Roiland feeling “duped and brought benefit of”.
One other lady alleged the star flew her to his home in Los Angeles in March 2017 and took benefit of her by having intercourse together with her whereas she was drunk.
In his letter, Mr Brettler stated the pair had had consensual intercourse.
Each girls informed NBC Information they confronted Roiland about what occurred, and he apologised.
Two individuals claimed they began speaking to the star once they had been 16 and shared messages that confirmed Roiland calling every of them “jailbait” – a derogatory time period used to explain underage women who males discover enticing.
One particular person alleged Roiland invited them to a celebration in 2019 once they had been 20 the place he inspired them to drink – regardless of them being underage and reluctant to take action.
NBC Information stated seven of the individuals interviewed had posted their allegations on social media earlier than. It added most interviewees shared their encounters with Roiland within the wake of the home abuse allegations.
After the claims had been dismissed in March this yr, Roiland posted the phrase “justice” on X, previously generally known as Twitter.
In an extra assertion within the social media submit, he stated: “I’ve all the time identified that these claims had been false – and I by no means had any doubt that today would come.
“I am grateful that this case has been dismissed however, on the similar time, I am nonetheless deeply shaken by the horrible lies.”
He added “I am decided to maneuver ahead and focus each on my artistic initiatives and restoring my good title.”
Whereas the fees had been dismissed, TV channel Grownup Swim cut ties with Roiland.