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Nirvana cover baby relaunches child pornography lawsuit – RT World News


Man in ‘Nevermind’ album photo gives court complaint another chance

Spencer Elden, now 30, met a deadline to re-launch his complaint against Nirvana, claiming that the image they used of him as a baby is in fact “child pornography.”

In documents filed Wednesday, Elden reaffirms his position that the rock group “intentionally” marketed an image that constitutes “Child pornography” to promote their 1991 album.

Although the complainant alleges that the group won “Tens of millions of dollars” of ‘Nevermind’, he claims to have suffered “Permanent emotional distress” after being photographed naked in a swimming pool.

“Like the creators of other controversial album covers, the defendants sought to attract attention by using a sexually explicit image that intentionally focused on Spencer’s carefully positioned enlarged genitals,” Elden’s lawyers argued.

Further berating the group, Elden’s legal representatives argued “The image of Spencer with her bare genitals exposed while grabbing money looks like the actions of a sex worker. “

Nirvana rejected all claims made by Elden, calling his lawsuit “not serious” and arguing that until recently he seemed to like to be known as the “Nirvana baby. “

“Elden’s claim that the photo on the cover of the ‘Nevermind’ album is ‘child pornography’ is, on its face, not serious.” lawyers for the group said, stating that if Elden’s claims were true it would make anyone who owns the record “Guilty of the felony possession of child pornography”.

The judge dismissed the lawsuit in early January after Elden’s lawyers failed to respond to Nirvana’s request for dismissal by the December 30 deadline. Judge Fernando M. Olguin did not rule on the merits of either side’s position, leaving the door open for Elden to remake his case, which he has now done.

Elden is asking at least $ 150,000 from each of the accused, including the surviving members of the group, the Kurt Cobain estate, Cobain’s ex-wife, the Geffen and Universal Music labels, and photographer Kirk Weddle.

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