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Nirvana Sued For Child Porn By Baby From 'Nevermind' Cover

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Spencer Elden, who appeared on Nirvana's 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind's cover as a naked baby, has filed a lawsuit against the band over child porn allegations.

Nevermind's cover featured Elden, then an infant, swimming underwater while undressed and shows him trying grasp a one dollar bill that is floating in front of him on a fishing line.

In the complaint filed in a federal court in California, Elden's attorneys said the image was pornographic and that he has suffered "lifelong damages" as a result of his involvement.

Elden, now 30, has listed the surviving band members, the executors of lead singer Kurt Cobain's estate, and various record labels as defendants.

He is seeking $150,000 in damages from each of the defendants, plus legal costs, and alleges the defendants "knowingly produced, possessed, and advertised commercial child pornography."

"The images exposed Spencer's intimate body part and lasciviously displayed Spencer's genitals from the time he was an infant to the present day," the complaint claims.

Non-sexualized photos of infants are generally not considered child pornography under U.S. law.

However, the lawsuit claims that the dollar bill used in the image made the baby resemble "a sex worker."

The lawsuit also alleges that Nirvana had promised to cover Elden's genitals with a sticker, but the band failed honor the deal.

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