Nevermind: Nirvana cover baby wins child pornography lawsuit

A US judge has dismissed another man’s claim against Nirvana over the band’s iconic 1991 album cover, which showed him naked as a baby, the BBC reports.

Spencer Eldon, 31, claims his appearance on the Nevermind album cover constitutes child sexual abuse.

However, the judge said it was too late for him to claim that he had been exploited.

Eldon’s legal options are now almost exhausted as he cannot file the case again, but his lawyers have told US media they will appeal the decision.

The lawsuit related to a photo of Spencer Eldon swimming naked in a pool with a dollar bill impaled by a fish hook. He claims he could not have consented to its use and is seeking $150,000 in damages.

The defendants include photographer Kirk Weddle, former Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, and Courtney Love, the widow of the band’s late frontman Kurt Cobain.

Eldon filed his lawsuit in 2021, claiming he still had the right to file a complaint against the decades-old image because it had continued to “cause him distress and lost earnings well into adulthood.”

The claim was dismissed and then re-filed in January. On Friday, a Los Angeles judge ruled that Spencer Eldon filed his lawsuit well past the 10-year statute of limitations.


In 1991, Eldon’s parents were paid $200 for the photo by Nirvana, which was still a relatively unknown band.

Worldwide sales of Nevermind exceeded 30 million, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.

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