Nirvana‘s surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic and the property of Kurt Cobain have been sued by Spencer Elden, who appeared as a child on the quilt of 1991’s Nevermind. As TMZ experiences, Elden has sued the above events, in addition to photographer Kirk Weddle and the labels concerned within the album’s launch, alleging that the paintings is childhood pornography.
The lawsuit, filed August 24, claims that Elden has sustained “accidents” and “lifelong damages” on account of the paintings, together with “excessive and everlasting emotional misery” in addition to “interference along with his regular growth and academic progress” and “medical and psychological remedy,” in keeping with legal documents uploaded by Pitchfork. He additionally alleges that the band promised to cowl his genitals with a sticker, although the album was in the end launched with out one. Elder is asking for damages of at the least $150,000 from every get together named within the lawsuit, legal professional charges, and a trial by jury.
Elden has recreated the image at varied factors in his life and had “Nevermind” tattooed on his chest. Nonetheless, in a 2016 interview with GQ Australia, he revealed his perspective on the paintings had shifted across the time of his most up-to-date picture reenactment. “It’s fucked up. I’m pissed off about it, to be sincere,” he mentioned. “Just lately I’ve been considering, ‘What if I wasn’t OK with my freaking penis being proven to all people?’ I didn’t actually have a selection.”