Spencer Elden, who as a child appeared in the famous cover of the "Nevermind" album (1991) of Nirvana, denounced on Tuesday the extingrants and heirs of the group and accused them of child pornography.
"The defendants promoted Spencer's child pornography intentionally and commercially and made use of the shocking nature of his image to promote themselves and his music at the cost of Spencer," says the complaint presented in a Californian court and that was collected by US media.
The demand also argues that the defendants benefited and continue to benefit from "the marketing of the sexual exploitation" of Elden.
Among those indicated by this denunciation appear Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, which together with the legendary and disappeared Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) composed the classic nirvana formation.
The demand also points to Kirk Weddle, who was the photographer on the cover of 'Nevermind'; and at Courtney Love as heiress of cobain heritage.
Strangely, the complaint also accuses Chad Channing, who was Battery of Nirvana in his early years and who abandoned the training in 1990, that is, before "Nevermind" was edited.
The cover of 'Nevermind' is considered one of the most iconic of rock history and shows a baby diving in a pool and hunting a dollar bill.
As a teenager and as an adult, Elden has gotten into the pool again to recreate that cover several times.
That was what he did, for example, in 2016 when a quarter of the album was fulfilled.
On other occasions he has shown his displeasure to be linked to that image before the press.
Depression, rabies and anguish burst the lists of successes thanks to the desperate cry of Nirvana in 'Nevermind', an album that, with its tormented and injured rock, brought the grunge style to the height of its revolution.
Led by a martyr atheist and dragged by the Hurricane of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', perhaps the most important and influential song of the Rock of the 90s, Nirvana flew very tall with 'Nevermind', but its success also directed its singer Kurt Cobain a labyrinth of self-destruction that would not come out alive.Updated Date: 04 September 2021, 16:44