Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Baby Spencer Elden sues again

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Three decades after the release of Nirvana’s album “Nevermind,” Spencer Elden, the child used on the album’s cover art, filed a lawsuit against his band.

Elden’s case is was initially thrown out due to failure to meet the proposed deadline of January 3, however, accordingly, he recently met the judge’s deadline to redo the case, which he did so on Wednesday, the 13th. January 1. The lawsuit specifies the names of prominent figures in Nirvana. , including Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, as well as the widow of Kurt Cobain and executor of his estate, Courtney Love, along with Nirvana LLC.

In the court filing, Elden’s attorney carefully said, according to BBC, “As a result of the above actions, Spencer suffered damages for the 10 years prior to filing the lawsuit and he will continue to suffer damages as long as the violations described above persist.”

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Elden, 30, insists that the controversial image constitutes child pornography and causes him “mental suffering” which he continues to live today.

In addition, Elden’s attorneys objected that the image sexually exploited Spencer as a minor. His attorneys added, “Like the creators of other controversial album covers, the defendants sought to gain attention by using intentional pornography that focused on the set. Spencer’s carefully positioned enlarged genitals.”

Diversity reported that if Elden did not promptly adjust the case to the deadline, the judge would apparently dismiss the case altogether. The defendants are said to be able to make a decision on an additional motion to dismiss the case by January 20. Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Baby Spencer Elden sues again


Aila Slisco is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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