Spencer Elden, who appeared as a naked baby on one of rock music’s most iconic album covers – Nevermind by Nirvana – is suing the band, claiming he was sexually exploited as a child.
In a lawsuit filed in a Californian district court against numerous parties, including the surviving members of the band, Kurt Cobain’s widow Courtney Love, and the record labels that released or distributed the album in the last three decades, Elden alleges the defendants produced a child sexual abuse image with the photo, which features him swimming naked towards a ...
This issue was discussed decades ago, when the photograph of Elden was being prepared for the album cover, as there was some debate about airbrushing out the nudity, to avoid inevitable backlash (and, unknowingly, a future lawsuit). Late frontman Kurt Cobain reportedly responded by saying that they could place a sticker over the baby’s genitals, along with the statement: “If you’re offended by this you must be a closet pedophile.”
Next month marks the official 30th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal grunge album Nevermind, but the surviving members of the band may not be in a mood to celebrate. Spencer Elden, who was photographed naked as a baby for the album's iconic cover art, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Nirvana and Geffen Records of profiting from child pornography of him.
Per legal precedent, Elden is asking for $150,000 in damages from each defendant, a list that includes former Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Chad Channing; Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love ...
Spencer Elden was an infant when he was photographed naked by a family friend for the cover of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album cover. Now, 30 years later, he is suing the band, alleging that he was “sexually exploited” as a minor.
While nonsexualized images of infants are generally not considered to be child porn under US law, Elden’s lawyer, Robert Y. Lewis, claims that the image crosses a threshold into pornographic imagery.
Spencer Elden may very well be the most famous naked baby the world has ever seen.
A photo of him as an infant — submerged in water and seemingly chasing a dollar bill dangling from a fish hook — became the cover of Nirvana’s 1991 release “Nevermind,” considered one of the greatest rock albums of all time.
Three decades later, Elden is now claiming the album cover is child pornography.
The suit alleges that all were involved in making child pornography and benefited from “the sex-trafficking venture and Spencer’s exploitation” that was the ...
The baby from Nirvana's famous "Nevermind" album art is all grown up ... and now he's suing the band for child sexual exploitation.
A man named Spencer Elden claims he's the naked baby famously pictured in a swimming pool on Nirvana's groundbreaking 1991 album cover ... and he's suing the band, its surviving members and Kurt Cobain's estate, 30 years after the album dropped.
Former Allegheny College Professor of English Literature Kirk Nesset, 63, was released from federal prison this year. Nesset was transferred to a federal prison in Phoenix, Arizona. Toward the end of his sentence, he was relocated to a federal halfway house, Residential Reentry Management Phoenix, where he awaited his release on Sept. 24.
Nesset was arrested and prosecuted on three counts of possessing, receiving and distributing child pornography in 2014, following an FBI and Pennsylvania State Police investigation.
As part of his original sentencing, Nesset ...
One after another, the authorities who were supposed to protect kids gave Dr. David Blasczak a pass.
A newly filed lawsuit may help explain why.
As far back as 1993, and perhaps earlier, worried families had complained that Blasczak, a family practitioner in the small Wayne County village of Clyde, was engaging in questionable conduct with young girls.
New York state and local agencies looked into Blasczak’s conduct several times but took no action to keep him away from vulnerable children.
He remained a practicing physician and a free man until 2018, when ...
Child abuse survivor Ron Samuel, one of 80 accusers of reputed serial sexual predator Dr. Reginald Archibald in the latest Child Victims Act lawsuit against Rockefeller University, wanted his name in the court papers.
“It’s important to come forward and discuss what happened, and protect other people,” he told the Daily News. “I have no problem exposing my name. I don’t want to be shut down in any manner. I wanted to come forward with the full story.”
The latest sordid tales of Archibald’s decades of sick sexual behavior with children were contained in ...
Eighty more names were added to the list of men and women accusing a New York City hospital of knowing, and not preventing, a prominent pediatric specialist from sexually abusing and taking naked photographs of child patients.
Over the past year, more than 100 individuals have come forward regarding abuse they said they endured decades ago under the care of Dr. Reginald Archibald, a pediatric endocrinologist at Rockefeller University Hospital.
Dr. Reginald Archibald
The Marsh law firm is filing a group claim today on behalf ...