Rob Upchurch, the artist and co-creator of Rat Queens has spoken to CBR about his arrest last year and the charges made against him for "Battery-Family Violence, First Offense Misdemeanor" against his ex-wife. After the news went wide, Upchurch left the comic, now drawn by Tess Fowler.
He tells CBR that,
The status of the domestic violence is that it's being wiped off my record. I've been in this counseling program for the past six months. I don't want to downplay this — the court looked at it as a minor thing, but I see it as a major thing. It was horrible. It was the worst thing. In actuality, it was a symptom of a much bigger thing going on with me. It was never jail time, other than my initial holding. It was a minor offense to the courts. It'll be expunged. But that downplays the ramifications on everything else.
The entire article could, and should, be read here, especially by those who only read our original piece.