Nirvana wins dismissal of ‘Nevermind’ baby Spencer Elden’s child porn lawsuit

Nirvana wins dismissal of ‘Nevermind’ baby Spencer Elden’s child porn lawsuit

Spencer Elden won’t have his revenge on Nirvana.

A lawsuit from the now-adult toddler who graced the quilt of the band’s 1991 landmark album “Nevermind” was tossed out Friday — as a federal choose mentioned by no means thoughts to claims the grunge rockers engaged in baby porn.

Elden, 31, had argued that the shot of him within the nude swimming in the direction of a greenback invoice on a fish hook amounted to baby porn.

US District Choose Fernando Olguin of Los Angeles mentioned Elden had waited far too lengthy to take authorized motion in opposition to the legendary grunge rockers in a swimsuit that named a number of document labels, drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic, Cobain’s property and photographer Kirk Weddle.

Elden had filed three variations of the swimsuit, and Olguin’s dismissal prevented him from submitting a fourth.

Nirvana’s album “Nevermind” was the band’s second studio album.FilmMagic, Inc

Nirvana poses backstage at Nakano Sunplaza in December 1992.Getty Pictures

Elden alleged final yr that the photograph brought about him “lifelong harm,” although he has the album title tattooed throughout his chest and recreated the well-known image in 2016 to pay homage to the seminal document on its twenty fifth anniversary.

In a 2003 interview with Rolling Stone, a 12-year-old Elden predicted he would in all probability “get some cash from” his contribution to the album, which went triple diamond and revamped the face of widespread rock music on the power of the smash hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

Nirvana — a beforehand underground group on an impartial label — paid Elden’s household $200 to dunk the 4-month outdated in a pool on the Pasadena Aquatic Middle in California earlier than their main label debut made a splash.

The album was launched in September of 1991.Information / Alamy Inventory Picture

Elden bought the gig as a result of his father was associates with photographer.

With Publish wires

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