The band of Kurt Cobain it is the topic of conversation again. On this occasion, Spencer Elden’s accusations against the album cover Nevermind have been dismissed. This is because the plaintiff has not given his answer in time before the defense of Nirvana.
Elden’s legal representatives had until December 30 to respond to the latest statement by the group. Since there were no comments until the deadline, on Monday, January 3, the judge in charge granted Nirvana’s motion and annulled future hearings.
However, Elden has the option of resubmitting the lawsuit, but must do so before January 13.
Spencer Elden, who is an artist and model, filed a complaint against the members of the band in August 2021. He assured that, due to the photograph of the album, he has suffered “injuries” and “damage for life.” In addition to asking for monetary compensation, Elden requested that future Nevermind re-releases have another cover.
“The defendants intentionally and commercially promoted Spencer’s child pornography and used the shocking nature of his image to promote themselves and their music at Spencer’s expense,” says Elden’s complaint filed in a Californian court.
On Dec. 22, surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, as well as Cobain’s wife, petitioned authorities to dismiss Elden’s lawsuit. They noted that the lawsuit “was not serious,” and that it had been filed years after the federal statute of limitations was exhausted.
“Elden has spent three decades profiting from his celebrity as the self-proclaimed ‘Nirvana baby.’ He has recreated photography for a fee, many times; He has tattooed the title of the album Nevermind on his chest; He has appeared on a talk show in a nude colored jumpsuit who parodies himself; has autographed copies of the album cover for sale on eBay; and he has used the connection to try to flirt with women “, they pointed out.