Spencer Elden insists on suing Nirvana for cover of Nevermind eint | Shows

The band of Kurt Cobain he is still in conflict with the one who was once the protagonist baby of the album Nevermind. Spencer Elden has re-filed a lawsuit against Nirvana. This occurs after

Spencer Elden sues Nirvana again. Photo: Twitter Pitchfork


What happened previously in the conflict between Elden and Nirvana?

Spencer Elden, who was photographed as a baby to be on the cover of Nevermind in 1991, first sued Nirvana in August 2021.

This complaint was against the surviving members and associates of the gang, including Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love.

Elden pointed out that the photograph could be considered “child pornography” and that “by distributing it around the world, Nirvana had become involved in a ‘sex trafficking enterprise'”.

On December 22, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Courtney Love filed a motion to dismiss Elden’s lawsuit.


This document argued that the claim could not be considered valid, since it was filed many years after the federal statute of limitations expired.

Furthermore, Nirvana’s lawyers argued that the plaintiff is contradicting himself, as he has benefited from photography for many years.

“Elden has spent three decades benefiting from his celebrity as the self-proclaimed ‘Nirvana Baby.’ He has recreated the photograph for a fee many times; the title of the album Nevermind has been tattooed on his chest; has appeared on a talk show with a flesh-colored jumpsuit who parodies himself; has autographed copies of the album cover for sale on eBay; and he has used the connection to try to pick up women… There is no doubt that Elden’s claims will fail on the merits, ”they stated.

Spencer Elden: Who is the ‘baby’ from Nevermind? Photo: broadcast


What’s the last thing Elden said?

Elden, along with his lawyers, have not come to present a response to Nirvana’s motion before December 30, the deadline for processing. This brought Nirvana out of the process victorious.

However, Elden has filed an amended lawsuit before December 13. The Rolling Stone portal was the first to speak on the subject.

In the amended lawsuit Wednesday, Elden notes that the band “intentionally marketed child pornography depicting Spencer and took advantage of the lewd nature of his image to promote the Nevermind album, the band, and Nirvana’s music, while earning, at the very least. , tens of millions of dollars in total ”.

One detail of this new claim is that it no longer touches on the issue of sex trafficking. However, Elden continues to demand a monetary compensation and that the cover art stop being used for the re-releases of the album that brought him to fame.

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