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Man Who Says He's the Baby on Nirvana's Album Cover Is Suing the Band - Find Out Why

Man Who Says He's the Baby on Nirvana's Album Cover Is Suing the Band - Find Out Why

A man who says he is the baby pictured in Nirvana‘s Nevermind album cover is suing the band.

The Nevermind album artwork is one of the most recognizable album covers of all time and it features a naked baby underwater in a pool, swimming toward a dollar bill on a fishhook.

Spencer Elden says that he is the baby featured in the artwork and he seemingly embraced his claim to fame in the past as he’s recreated the image on multiple occasions. In interviews that he has done to accompany the photo shoots, he has expressed some mixed feelings about the original photo though.

Click inside to find out why he is suing now…

Now, Spencer has filed a lawsuit against a long list of defendants, including the band’s surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, the estate of late band member Kurt Cobain, and the photographer. He’s seeking at least $150,000 from each defendant listed on the lawsuit, according to Variety.

Spencer is claiming that his nude image on the album cover constitutes child pornography.

The lawsuit reads, “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. Defendants used child pornography depicting Spencer as an essential element of a record promotion scheme commonly utilized in the music industry to get attention, wherein album covers posed children in a sexually provocative manner to gain notoriety, drive sales, and garner media attention, and critical reviews.”

You can read more about the lawsuit on Variety.com.

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