The man whose naked baby picture was used for the cover of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album issuing the band, claiming the nude image from 1991 violated federal criminal child porn laws and caused him lifelong suffering by “trafficking’' his image worldwide.
As the 30th anniversary of the album rolls around, Spencer Elden won’t be celebrating.
Elden claims the image “is actually child pornography and claims the band made a promise to cover his genitals with a sticker but it was never incorporated on the album cover,” TMZ reports. He is looking to be awarded $150,000 in damages.
According to reports, Elden said he was never compensated for the photo beyond the $200 his parents were paid for it on the day of the shoot.
Nevermind has sold over 30 million copies since its release in September of 1991.
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The baby from Nirvana's 'Nevermind' cover, Spencer Elden, is now in his 30s and suing the band for sexual exploitation. He claims the cover constitutes child pornography and his parents never signed a release form authorizing its use.— Pigeons & Planes (@PigsAndPlans) August 25, 2021
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