Man Photographed as Baby on 'Nevermind' Cover Sues Nirvana, Alleging Child Pornography
Man Photographed as Baby on 'Nevermind' Cover
Sues Nirvana, Alleging Child Pornography
The album cover depicts Elden underwater in a swimming
pool as a then-infant with his genitalia exposed.
Non-sexualized nude photos of infants are generally not
considered child pornography under law.
However, Robert Y. Lewis, Elden's lawyer, offers an
unusual interpretation of the image to argue that it
crosses the line into child porn, writing that the
inclusion of currency in the shot makes the baby appear
"like a sex worker."
"Defendants intentionally commercially marketed Spencer's
child pornography and leveraged the shocking nature of his
image to promote themselves and their music at his
expense," reads the lawsuit
The cover art subject - who, like the "Nevermind" album
itself, is now 30 - is asking at least $150,000 from each
of the defendants, who include include surviving band
members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic; Courtney Love, the
executor of Kurt Cobain's estate; Guy Oseary and Heather
Parry, managers of Cobain's estate; photographer Kirk
Weddle; art director Robert Fisher; and a number of
existing or defunct record companies that released or
distributed the album in the last three decades.
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