Spencer Elden, who appeared as a naked baby on the iconic album cover, is suing the band claiming he was sexually exploited as a child.
In a lawsuit filed 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 dollar bill with his genitalia visible.
The lawsuit accuses the defendants of “commercial child sexual exploitation of him from while he was a minor to the present day … defendants knowingly produced, possessed and advertised commercial child pornography depicting Spencer”.
His legal team said in a statement: “This is an issue of consent – something that our client never had the opportunity to give.” In a 2007 interview with the Sunday Times it was “kind of creepy that many people have seen me naked. I feel like the world’s biggest porn star”. Tough one this. Via The Guardian