Nirvana Being Sued By The Baby From ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover
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The famous baby from the album cover of Nirvana’s record Nevermind is all grown up and suing the band. 30-year-old Spencer Elden is suing the band for alleged sexual exploitation, citing that his parents never signed a release authorizing the use of his image.
“The images exposed Spencer’s intimate body part and lasciviously displayed Spencer’s genitals from the time he was an infant to the present day,” legal documents say, according to BBC. With this being said, however, non-sexualized photos of infants are not considered child pornography under US law.
Nirvana now being sued by ‘Nevermind’ album cover baby
Elden’s lawyer, Robert Y. Lewis, goes on to argue that the inclusion of the dollar bill on the album cover makes the minor “seem like a sex worker.” The legal case also states that Elden’s genitals were to be covered up with a sticker, which, as we all know, never happened.
Elden states that his “true identity and legal name are forever tied to the commercial sexual exploitation he experienced as a minor which has been distributed and sold worldwide from the time he was a baby to the present day.”
He has celebrated the album in the past, but has grown upset about it as he got older
Being on Nirvana’s album cover has opened doors for him
“It’s hard not to get upset when you hear how much money was involved,” he says. “[When] I go to a baseball game and think about it: ‘Man, everybody at this baseball game has probably seen my little baby penis,’ I feel like I got part of my human rights revoked.”
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