A lawsuit which was filled by Spencer Alden, the famous cover baby for the iconic ‘Nevermind’ 1991 Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ will see it’s day once again. The lawsuit, which alleged child porngraphy was dismissed earlier last year by a federal judge based out of California. However, another deadline was given from the judge to amend the lawsuit and Elden’s team did that. Nirvana and Pearl Jam members recently revealed a new album.
While, Elden’s lawyers indeed have issued an amended complaint, there have been signficant changes. Notably that the references to sex trafficking by Nirvana’s lawyers have been dropped. Yet, the lawsuit is still proclaiming that the band, the album’s photographer Kirk Weddler as well as the record labels involved “intentionally commercially marketed the child pornography depicting Spencer and leveraged the lascivious nature of his image to promote the Nevermind album, the band, and Nirvana’s music, while earning, at a minimum, tens of millions of dollars in the aggregate.”
Nirvana, in addition to the widow of Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love had previously asked for this particular case to be thrown out and have consistantly stated that the claims of Mr. Alden are, on a whole ‘not serious’.
Love in addition to suriving Nirvana band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic,along with photographer Kirk Weddle, Nirvana L.L.C; Universial Music Group, UMG Recordings, MCA Records and the David Geffen Company have been listed as defendants for this lawsut once again. Love is exeutor of Cobain’s estate.
It should be noted that had Elden not gone ahead and refiled the lawsuit by the deadline date of January 13th, the judge would have dimissed it ‘without prejudice’.
Nevermind, was the second studio album from the ever-popular group and has sold, to date more than 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. The group has sold more than 75 million records worldwide.