Baby On Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Cover Sues The Band For Alleged Child Pornogrpahy

Posted by Sama in Entertainment On 28th August 2021
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Elden Spencer has been paying tribute to the iconic cover album for the past few years and previously recreated the front cover shot for photographers for the album's 10th, 17th, and 25th anniversaries. However, the young man is now angry with the band and is taking legal action against the band members for alleged child pornography.

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The child that famously posed on Nirvana's Nevermind album is now all grown up and suing the band against the alleged child pornography charges.

According to the court documents obtained by Pitchfork, Spencer Elden, 30, filed a lawsuit in a Los Angeles court against the band on Tuesday, August 24, alleging that the image displayed his genitals without his consent.

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Spencer also claims that neither his legal guardians nor he signed a release that authorized the band to use his image as a fourth-month-old baby on the cover, and that Cobain also promised to cover his crotch with a warning sticker.

Spencer is now looking for compensation from the band, including Kurt Cobain's estate, and from photographer Kirk Weddle, who took the original image.

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The lawsuit states that Elden suffered:

"extreme and permanent emotional distress with physical manifestations, interference with his normal development and educational progress lifelong loss of income earning capacity."

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It adds that Spencer endured:

"loss of past and future wages, past and future expenses for medical and psychological treatment, loss of enjoyment of life," as well as "other losses to be described and proven at trial of this matter."

To point here, Spencer who was the son of a friend of Weddle has also previously recreated the front cover shot for photographers for the album's 10th, 17th and 25th anniversaries.

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Per New York Post, Spencer originally wanted to do the 25th-anniversary photoshoot nude as a tribute to the original cover but his photographer specially told him to wear swim shorts. 

In fact, he told New York Post back in 2016 that:

"The anniversary means something to me. It’s strange that I did this for five minutes when I was 4 months old and it became this really iconic image.

"It's cool but weird to be part of something so important that I don't even remember."

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