Nevermind is the second studio album by the American rock band Nirvana, released by DGC Records on September 24th, 1991. Fans may have observed that Nirvana was facing criminal charges, and it appears that the decision has been given. Nirvana Wins Album Cover Lawsuit Against “Nevermind” Baby.
A child pornography case filed against Nirvana on the cover of their 1991 album, Nevermind, has been dismissed by a California judge. Spencer Elden, who appeared in the artwork as a naked baby, filed the claim. According to Rolling Stone, U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin wrote his decision.
“In short, because it is undisputed that [Elden] did not file his complaint within 10 years after he discovered a violation… the court concludes that his claim is untimely,”
“Because 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 plaintiff a fourth opportunity to file an amended complaint.”
The complaint was filed in August 2021 and included numerous defendants, including Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Chad Channing of Nirvana, as well as Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love.
Photographer Kirk Weddle, art director Robert Fisher, as well as Geffen Records, Warner Records, and Universal Music Group, were all mentioned. Elden alleged in his initial filing that the group of defendants intentionally produced child pornography.
“Knowingly produced, possessed, and advertised commercial child pornography depicting Spencer, and they knowingly received value in exchange for doing so.”
Elden demanded $150,000 from each defendant. However, the court has rendered its decision. Do you agree with the decision? Let us know in the comments. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more information.
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