Justin Roiland, the founder of Squanch Games, is stepping down in the midst of the abuse controversy

Justin Roiland, the founder of Squanch Games, is stepping down in the midst of the abuse controversy ...

Squanch games posted a tweet on January 24th, stating that co-founder Justin Roiland had accepted his resignation. It is unclear why the company took over a week to make the news public. Adult Swim announced that Roiland will no longer be a showrunner for Rick and Morty, and his roles voicing the titular characters will be recast.

Roiland had been charged with felony domestic abuse in a 2020 feud with Roiland's then girlfriend. He has had several pre-trial hearings, the most recent one being last week.

Controversy surrounding the Squanch Games

This isn't the first time that the studio has been involved in a dispute. In 2018, an ex-employee sued Squanch Games for discrimination and wrongful termination. Roiland was not named in the case, and was not involved in any of the incidents reported. The case remained anonymous until the following year.

Accounting, 2019's Trover Saves the Universe, and High On Life, all released last month, are included in the Squanch Games catalog. In the post, the company promises to continue to support High On Life and continue to develop games.

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