A man who was on Nirvana’s album as a baby is suing the band. The court refused him

A man who was on Nirvana’s album as a baby is suing the band. The court refused him
A man who was on Nirvana’s album as a baby is suing the band. The court refused him

A court in Los Angeles, California, on Friday dismissed the lawsuit filed by a man who appeared as a four-month-old baby on the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind album. Complainant Spencer Elden claimed he was sexually exploited by the album’s creators.

Judge Fernando Olguin said Elden waited too long to sue, given that he had known for more than a decade that the naked boy swimming behind the dollar bill on the hook was him.

Elden demanded at least $150,000 in damages from everyone involved in the album’s production, from the musicians themselves to the photographer to record and distribution companies.

In 2013, Rolling Stone magazine interviewed the then 12-year-old Elden about the photo. Elden said in it that he “probably makes some money on her”. Three years later, he had his picture taken underwater, dressed in shorts and with the words “Nevermind” tattooed on his chest. However, in the lawsuit he filed last August, he claimed that the photo made him feel uncomfortable, lost his ability to learn and was unable to enjoy life for a long time.

Reuters reported that Elden’s lawyer did not respond to a request for comment on the ruling. “We are pleased to see this frivolous case come to a swift conclusion,” said the defendants’ attorney, Bert Deixler.

On the Nevermind album, for example, there is the song Smells Like Teen Spirit. It has sold more than 30 million copies.

Elden’s parents received a one-time payment of $200 for the picture and never signed any contract for its use. Elden said that he had repeatedly reached out to the band members in a friendly manner in the past, but had never received a response.

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