Street Artist, Spencer Elden who was famous for the ‘Baby with the money’ shoot on Nirvana’s 1991 classic album “Nevermind” has filed a lawsuit against the band. Elden has sued the surviving band members, Nirvana and Kurt Cobain’s estate over child pornography, claiming that he was unable to consent to having his image used for the iconic 1991 album cover.
Although, Elden recreated the image multiple times over the years and had the word “Nevermind” tattooed on his chest. He claims he has suffered “lifelong damages” and says his legal guardians never signed a release “authorizing the use of any images of a naked 4-month-old Spencer or of his likeness, and certainly not of commercial child pornography depicting him.”
According to reports by TMZ and legal documents previewed by Hypeberg, Spencer is suing for child sexual exploitation and is looking to be awarded $150,000 in damages, in a lawsuit that also named photographer “Kirk Weddle” and the labels behind the album’s release.
Proceeding, the lawsuit states that;
“The permanent harm he has proximately suffered includes but is not limited to extreme and permanent emotional distress with physical manifestations, interference with his normal development and educational progress, lifelong loss of income earning capacity, loss of past and future wages, past and future expenses for medical and psychological treatment, loss of enjoyment of life, and other losses to be described and proven at trial of this matter.”