According to Disney Dining, Disney is beginning to cut ties with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Regarding early talks about Johnson replacing Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the 51-year-old actor will no longer be stepping in to play Jack Sparrow in the wake of a vast $3 billion lawsuit filed against him.
The lawsuit named Johnson as the main conspirator in a large-scale kidnapping plot against former pro-wrestler Trenesha Biggers and her children. The suit allegedly cites Johnson from when he was still a WWE star. Biggers, a Total Nonstop Action Wrestling member who worked in association with World Wrestling Entertainment, claimed that she and her kids were targeted. The described plot accused Johnson and a long list of other defendants of all coming together to conspire against her and allow for the kidnapping of her children.
Disney Dining said, “Biggers makes reference to being taken to Riker’s Island (a jail in NYC) after U.S. Marshals arrived at her home in New York City to arrest her in October 2021, but that they failed to provide a ‘scintilla’ of evidence in a hearing about her extradition. She claims that the judge overseeing the hearing ordered her released, but the arrest and hearing allowed for the ‘kidnapping’ of her children and that the law enforcement agencies involved ‘failed to intervene.’”
The complaint is 45 pages long and accuses other big names and organizations of being involved, like: “the State of Texas, The El Paso Child Protective Services, the FBI, The Las Cruces, New Mexico Police Department, The NYPD, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, New York ACS, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., the Shirley Police Department, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Suffolk County, New York, “The Miz,” Nikki Bella, Maryse, Heath Miller, and Mark Jindrak.”
The messy lawsuit reportedly caused Disney to pull back on offering Johnson the replacement role of Sparrow in the Pirates franchise; Reportedly, all talks of Johnson stepping into the position have gone quiet since he was named in the $3 billion lawsuit.