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“Nevermind” Lawsuit Thrown Out, Baby Intends to File Amendment

That ridiculous lawsuit claiming that Spencer Elden has suffered life-long damages from being the naked baby featured on the cover of Nirvana’s “Nevermindhas been thrown out. It may not be for long though because Elden’s legal team plans to file an amendment. But, the general consensus is that it was too little too late for the original filing, which was filed long after the statute of limitations ended.

The lawsuit initially was aimed at surviving members of the band (Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear) and Kurt Cobain‘s estate. Then the band officially responded, and not long after, the entire lawsuit was thrown out.

Elden was hard to take seriously in court, especially since he’s used the fame attained from being on the iconic cover to make numerous cash grabs over the years.

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Spencer Elden recreates his pose from the cover of Nirvana’s album Nevermind, shot when he was a baby, 25 years later. Courtesy of John Chapple

“Elden has spent three decades profiting from his celebrity as the self-anointed ‘Nirvana Baby.’ He has reenacted the photograph in exchange for a fee, many times; he has had the album title ‘Nevermind’ tattooed across his chest; he has appeared on a talk show wearing a self-parodying, nude-colored onesie; he has autographed copies of the album cover for sale on eBay; and he has used the connection to try to pick up women.”

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Stay tuned for more after his team files that amendment. We’re sure that they’ll come up with something.

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