Nirvana’s “Nevermind” Baby Album Lawsuit Revived AGAIN
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The legal saga surrounding Nirvana’s alleged child pornography continues. This controversy is traced back to the iconic 1991 Nevermind album cover featuring a baby swimming in a pool and lured by a dollar bill.
Spencer Elden, the now-32-year-old on the cover, continues to pursue legal action against Nirvana, with allegations that they “knowingly produced, possessed, and advertised commercial child pornography.”
His legal attempts were dismissed several times, including the most recent one in September 2022.
In ruling against Elden, Judge Fernando Olguin stated:
“Because the plaintiff had an opportunity to address the deficiencies in his complaint regarding the statute of limitations, the court is persuaded that it would be futile to afford the plaintiff a fourth opportunity to file an amended complaint.”
But after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit revived the case, citing the 2021 republication for the album’s 30th anniversary, the legal dispute reignited again. TMZ reported that each republication may be viewed as a new injury, allowing Elden to file his case.
Dave Grohl’s Take on the ‘Nevermind’ Legal Battle
Despite another legal battle, former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl remains indifferent to Elden’s pursuits. The band member also hints at potential cover alterations for future releases. He then admitted:
“I have many ideas of how we should alter that cover, but we’ll see what happens.
“We’ll let you know. I’m sure we’ll come up with something good.”