Who is Spencer Elden? A man Sues Nirvana For Sexual Exploitation

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Who is Spencer Elden? Spencer Elden is a man who featured in the “Nevermind” 1991 Nirvana album as a naked 4-month-old baby in a pool. After 30 years he now suing Nirvana for child exploitation and pornography.

Who is Spencer Elden?

Spencer Elden is a man who sues on Nirvana album for featuring him as naked when he was a 4-year-year-old baby. He was born on February 7, 1991, in the state of California, United States.

Elden is a professional model and he belongs to a Christian family. He graduated from ArtCenter College of Design.

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Details of Spencer Elden Case

The cover for Nevermind, a 1991 Nirvana album that is said to have helped redefine rock music, features a naked 4-month-old baby in a pool, appearing to swim after a dollar bill that’s pierced with a fish hook.

That baby — the now 30-year-old Spencer Elden — is suing Nirvana for child exploitation and pornography, saying the band knowingly distributed the naked photo of Elden as a baby and profited from it.

He’s asking for $150,000 in damages from each of the defendants, which include members of the band, Kurt Cobain’s estate, photographer Kirk Weddle, Universal Music, Geffen Records, Warner Records, and MCA Music.

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The cover photo was shot by Weddle, who was a friend of Elden’s father. The lawsuit accuses Weddle of producing a “sexually graphic” photo of Elden. It adds that there was initial pushback against featuring Elden’s genitals on the album cover and the plan was to place a sticker over it.

“The sticker, however, was never incorporated into the album cover,” the lawsuit states.

Elden’s parents also never signed a release authorizing the use of the image, and Elden himself never received any compensation, the lawsuit says.

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“Spencer’s true identity and legal name are forever tied to the commercial sexual exploitation he experienced as a minor,” Robert Lewis, Elden’s attorney, writes in the lawsuit.

Lewis writes that Elden has experienced emotional distress and interference with emotional and educational development.

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In a 2008 interview with NPR, Elden, then in high school, was still struggling to make sense of his public image.

“Quite a few people in the world have seen my penis,” he said, “So that’s kinda cool. I’m just a normal kid living it up and doing the best I can while I’m here.”

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