Former Nevermind Cover Babe’s Lawsuit Against Nirvana Moves And Gets Worse

The ex-baby’s demand for the cap Nevermind, the Nirvana album, adds more and more claims and more serious. Now, the plaintiff’s legal representatives argue that the desired effect was a sexual reaction from the public.

The lawyers also claim that Kurt Cobain had sketched an alternative cover in one of his newspapers, with lurid comments, and that shortly after the child was also photographed characterized as the founder of the magazine Playboy, Hugh Hefner.

Spencer Elden, the young man who starred on the album cover as a baby, makes more serious accusations in addition to those he made last August and alleges that the iconic cover amounted to “commercial child pornography”.

Spencer Elden.  The Former Baby From The Cover Of Nirvana

Spencer Elden. The former baby from the cover of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” is now 30 years old.

The new demand

Attorney Robert Lewis, representing Elden, now 30, filed the amended lawsuit on Monday, November 22, in which he upholds the original claims, filed in August, that the defendants “failed to take reasonable steps to protect Spencer and prevent their widespread sexual exploitation and image trafficking. “

The defendants in the case are Nirvana, the late Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, photographer Kirk Weddle, designer Robert Fisher, as well as the labels responsible for the release of Nevermind, Universal Music, MCA Records and Geffen Records, and also Courtney Love, executor of Cobain’s estate and his former wife.

Dave Grohl, Former Nirvana And Current Foo Fighters, Is Also Sued For The &Quot;Nevermind&Quot; Cover Baby.  Ap Photo

Dave Grohl, former Nirvana and current Foo Fighters, is also sued for the “Nevermind” cover baby. AP Photo

The amended lawsuit reiterates the original’s claim about the Nirvana group’s alleged intention to “trigger a visceral sexual response from the viewer by” activating “Spencer’s ‘gag reflex’ before dumping him underwater and drinking. photos that highlighted and emphasized exposed genitalia of Spencer “.

A baby, like the boss of Playboy

The new indictment also claims, without additional context, that photographer Weddle shortly after the album cover session produced photographs of Spencer “disguised and portrayed as Hugh Hefner.”

In addition, annotations supposedly made by Cobain are added, which speak of a “sketch of the album cover in a sexual way, with cum everywhere“.

Courtney Love, Kurt Cobai'S Widow, Is Also Sued For The Baby On The Cover Of Nevermind, The Nirvana Album.  Ap Photo

Courtney Love, Kurt Cobai’s widow, is also sued for the baby on the cover of Nevermind, the Nirvana album. AP Photo

In several cases, the newspapers describe Cobain’s twisted vision for the album cover. Never Mind (sic), as part of their psychic and emotional issues at that time, “adds the lawsuit. And it provides a text, supposedly written by the musician: “I like to make incisions in the belly of babies and then fuck the incision until the child dies.”

These annotations are cited in the application as belonging to the collection Journals, published in 2002 by Riverhead Books.

What the plaintiff asks for

Elden claims to have suffered “extreme and permanent emotional anguish” and is seeking financial compensation for psychological damage to $ 150,000.

In turn, the plaintiff says that neither he nor his guardians “signed an authorization for the use of any image of Spencer or his likeness, and requests that the album cover be modified for future re-releases. Recently, Nevermind had a reissue for its 30th anniversary, with the original image.

Kurt Cobain Does Not Rest In Peace.  Demand For Niorvana

Kurt Cobain does not rest in peace. Demand for Niorvana’s “Nevermind” album grows. AP Photo

Moreover, Dave Grohl, the former Nirvana drummer, is one of the few defendants who responded to Elden’s allegations: “He has a tattoo of Nevermind, I do not“said the musician. The statement was made at a press conference during the presentation of his new book The Storyteller, when he was consulted about the lawsuit that involves him and Grohl did not shy away from the issue.

“I don’t know if I can speak because I was not thinking about it. But I feel the same as most people, I disagree,” Grohl replied. The musician refers to the fact that, some time ago, Elden, contrary to this demand, had publicly said that it was an honor to be part of this historic cover.


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