Director and star of High on Life Justin Roiland, also well known as the co-creator of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, has today been charged with felony domestic violence in Orange County, California. This comes after a criminal complaint was filed against him in May 2020, after an incident took place in that same year. He appeared in court on January 12th, 2023 for a pre-trial hearing.

This news comes after the recent release of High on Life on December 13th, 2022, which is a comedic FPS game created by Roiland and developed and published by Squanch Games. The game has received rave reviews since its release, becoming the top-selling game on Steam and the fourth most-played game on Xbox during its first week.

Justin Roiland | Image credit: Michael Buckner / WireImage

NBC News detailed the criminal complaint in the case against Roiland. The actor is charged “with one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and/or deceit.” It comes after Roiland was accused by an anonymous victim who was dating the 42 year old at the time. Roiland has plead not guilty to the charges. Although the case has been had over a dozen court hearings and pre-trial hearings, there is still no date set for trial.

After being arrested in May 2022, Roiland was released on a $50,000 bond. He now has a protective order filed against him that is in effect until October 2023, not allowing him within 100 feet of the complainant. All details and evidence of this case, such as body-cam footage and medical reports, are not made known to the public: neither is the affidavit against Roiland.

GameLuster will continue to update this story as it develops. For more on all things High on Life, including its record-breaking run on Xbox Game Pass, stay tuned right here at GameLuster.

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