Nirvana Gets Spencer Elden’s Baby ‘Nevermind’ Child Porn Lawsuit Dismissed


Spencer Elden will not have his revenge on Nirvana.

A lawsuit filed by the now-adult child who graced the cover of the band’s historic 1991 album ‘Nevermind’ was thrown out on Friday – as a federal judge said it doesn’t matter to claim grunge rockers were engaging in child pornography.

Elden, 31, had argued that the photo of him swimming naked towards a dollar bill on a fish hook amounted to child pornography.

U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin of Los Angeles says Elden waited too long to sue the legendary grunge rockers in a lawsuit that named multiple record labels, drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic , Cobain’s estate and photographer Kirk Weddle.

Elden had filed three versions of the complaint, and Olguin’s dismissal prevented him from filing a fourth.

Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album was the band’s second studio album.
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Nirvana poses backstage at the Nakano Sunplaza in December 1992.
Nirvana poses backstage at the Nakano Sunplaza in December 1992.
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Elden alleged last year that the photo caused him ‘lifetime damage’, despite having the title of the album tattooed on his chest and recreating the famous image in 2016 to pay tribute to the seminal record on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

In a 2003 interview with Rolling Stone, a 12-year-old Elden predicted he was “probably making money” from his contribution to the album, which went Triple Diamond and reshaped the face of popular rock music. on the strength of resounding success. “Smells like Teen Spirit.”

Nirvana – a previously underground band on an independent label – paid Elden’s family $200 to dip the 4-month-old into a pool at the Pasadena Aquatic Center in California before their major label debut caused a stir.

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The album was released in September 1991.
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Elden got the gig because her father was friends with the photographer.

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